Can some one please explain or send a vidoe showing how to insert an ejector pin from solidworks library without re-drawing the pin and insert it to the assembly, i saw this from one of the solidworksworld presentations (see pic attached).
There are various ways of doing this. Which presentation was this from?
The presentation was done by Andy Hall and the heading of the presentation is
"Utilizing Mold Tools and Other Techniques for Better Mold Design"
I also use some other ways of inserting ejector pins but i also noticed that solidworks 2012 Library has included DME, HASCO catalogues in it. So i thought there is a smarter way of inserting these ejector pins.
Ok Isaac. The way I see it the presentation shows the following:
Then there was a screen shot of DME and Hasco components:
So what is it you'd like to do?
(See attached for all pic's in presentation.)
Thing is, i didn't understand that procedure which is explained on the presentation and i thought there is a way you can just insert ejector pins from soliworks Library to the Mould assembly, just like cap screws, without re-drawing the pins.
This is what I suggest you do:
Once you've configured everything correctly it should work as per the attached file.
Thanks for video but i also have a library for the Leader Pins and Bushes but my concern on ejector pins is, when you have to cut the profile of the molded part from the ejector pin and you can't use the same size ejector pin for another molded part, you have to recreat the ejector pin again.
And you when have the Library for the ejector pins, you creat them according to their standard sizes and length, but when you insert them to the assembly mould, you still have to have to cut them to the required stroke, and that will mean your no longer have the standard size on you Library. Correct me if im wrong.
No. The size will still reflect as it should in your BOM (Bill of Materials). The size in your BOM depends on your custom property values in your part. Not the actual size of the part. What we do is we save the ejector pin in the mould directory and rename it modified ejector pin with the drawing number as a prefix to make it unique.
i was referring to a situation where you can’t drag the same ejector pin to another assembly because it will no longer have the standard length as you already chopped it to suit the previous mould stroke.
This should make the ejector pin unique to the mould your designing since it's not referenced to your library.
Thanks, but i did use this technique for several times, and it get more time consuming whe you have 64 cavity mould that requires almost 150 ejector pins of different size and length.
And i managed to try to do the simulation of Fluid flow (cooling) but the results are not as i expected.
The issues you have with the FloXpress analysis is design related. You'll need to re-evaluate your cooling channels.
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