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Mo ld To o lin g De s ig n

Us e r 's Gu id e

Ve r s io n 5 Re le a s e 1 6

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S p e cia l No t ice s

CATIA® is a r e g is t e r e d t r a d e m a r k o f Da s s a u lt S y s t è m e s . Pr o t e ct e d b y o n e o r m o r e U. S . Pa t e n t s n u m b e r 5 , 6 1 5 , 3 2 1 ; 5 , 7 7 4 , 1 1 1 ; 5 , 8 2 1 , 9 4 1 ; 5 , 8 4 4 , 5 6 6 ; 6 , 2 3 3 , 3 5 1 ; 6 , 2 9 2 , 1 9 0 ; 6 , 3 6 0 , 3 5 7 ; 6 , 3 9 6 , 5 2 2 ; 6 , 4 5 9 , 4 4 1 ; 6 , 4 9 9 , 0 4 0 ; 6 , 5 4 5 , 6 8 0 ; 6 , 5 7 3 , 8 9 6 ; 6 , 5 9 7 , 3 8 2 ; 6 , 6 5 4 , 0 1 1 ; 6 , 6 5 4 , 0 2 7 ; 6 , 7 1 7 , 5 9 7 ; 6 , 7 4 5 , 1 0 0 ; 6 , 7 6 2 , 7 7 8 ; 6 , 8 2 8 , 9 7 4 o t h e r p a t e n t s p e n d in g . DELMIA® is a r e g is t e r e d t r a d e m a r k o f Da s s a u lt S y s t è m e s . ENOVIA® is a r e g is t e r e d t r a d e m a r k o f Da s s a u lt S y s t è m e s . S MARTEAM® is a r e g is t e r e d t r a d e m a r k o f S m a r Te a m Co r p o r a t io n Lt d . An y o f t h e fo llo w in g t e r m s m a y b e u s e d in t h is p u b lica t io n . Th e s e t e r m s a r e t r a d e m a r k s o f: Ja v a S u n Micr o s y s t e m s Co m p u t e r Co m p a n y

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IMS p o s t In t e llig e n t Ma n u fa ct u r in g S o ft w a r e , In c. All o t h e r co m p a n y n a m e s a n d p r o d u ct n a m e s m e n t io n e d a r e t h e p r o p e r t y o f t h e ir r e s p e ct iv e o w n e r s . Ce r t a in p o r t io n s o f t h is p r o d u ct co n t a in e le m e n t s s u b je ct t o co p y r ig h t o w n e d b y t h e fo llo w in g e n t it ie s : Co p y r ig h t © Da s s a u lt S y s t e m e s Co p y r ig h t © Da s s a u lt S y s t e m e s o f Am e r ica Co p y r ig h t © D- Cu b e d Lt d . , 1 9 9 7 - 2 0 0 0 Co p y r ig h t © ITI 1 9 9 7 - 2 0 0 0 Co p y r ig h t © Ce n it 1 9 9 7 - 2 0 0 0 Co p y r ig h t © Me n t a l Im a g e s Gm b h & Co KG, Be r lin / Ge r m a n y 1 9 8 6 - 2 0 0 0 Co p y r ig h t © Dis t r im 2 Ld a , 2 0 0 0 Co p y r ig h t © In s t it u t Na t io n a l d e Re ch e r ch e e n In fo r m a t iq u e e t e n Au t o m a t iq u e ( INRIA Co p y r ig h t © Co m p a q Co m p u t e r Co r p o r a t io n Co p y r ig h t © Bo e in g Co m p a n y Co p y r ig h t © IONA Te ch n o lo g ie s PLC Co p y r ig h t © In t e llig e n t Ma n u fa ct u r in g S o ft w a r e , In c. , 2 0 0 0 Co p y r ig h t © S m a r Te a m Co r p o r a t io n Lt d Co p y r ig h t © Xe r o x En g in e e r in g S y s t e m s Co p y r ig h t © Bit s t r e a m In c. Co p y r ig h t © IBM Co r p . Co p y r ig h t © S ilico n Gr a p h ics In c. Co p y r ig h t © In s t a lls h ie ld S o ft w a r e Co r p . , 1 9 9 0 - 2 0 0 0 Co p y r ig h t © Micr o s o ft Co r p o r a t io n Co p y r ig h t © S p a t ia l Co r p . Co p y r ig h t © Lig h t Wo r k De s ig n Lim it e d 1 9 9 5 - 2 0 0 0 Co p y r ig h t © Ma in s o ft Co r p . Co p y r ig h t © NCCS 1 9 9 7 - 2 0 0 0 Co p y r ig h t © We b e r - Mo e w iu s , D- S ie g e n Co p y r ig h t © Ge o m e t r ic S o ft w a r e S o lu t io n s Co m p a n y Lim it e d , 2 0 0 1 Co p y r ig h t © Co g it o In c. Co p y r ig h t © Te ch S o ft Am e r ica Co p y r ig h t © LMS In t e r n a t io n a l 2 0 0 0 , 2 0 0 1 2 Page

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Im p a ct Xo ft , IX Fu n ct io n a l Mo d e lin g , IX De v e lo p m e n t , IX, IX De s ig n , IXS Pe e D, IX S p e e d Co n n e ct o r , IX Ad v a n ce d Re n d e r in g , IX In t e r o p e r a b ilit y Pa ck a g e , Im p a ct Xo ft S o lv e r a r e t r a d e m a r k s o f Im p a ct Xo ft . Co p y r ig h t © 2 0 0 1 -2 0 0 -2 Im p a ct Xo ft . All r ig h t s r e s e r v e d .

Th is s o ft w a r e co n t a in s p o r t io n s o f La t t ice Te ch n o lo g y , In c. s o ft w a r e . Co p y r ig h t © 1 9 9 7 - 2 0 0 4 La t t ice Te ch n o lo g y , In c. All Rig h t s Re s e r v e d .

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Mo ld To o lin g De s ig n

Ov e rv ie w W h a t 's N e w ? Ge t t in g S t a rt e d En t e r in g t h e Mo ld De s ig n Wo r k b e n ch Re t r ie v in g Pa r t De fin in g t h e Mo ld Ba s e S p lit t in g t h e Co r e a n d t h e Ca v it y In s e r t in g Co m p o n e n t s Po s it io n in g Eje ct o r Pin s o n a Mo ld Ba s e Cr e a t in g a Ga t e Cr e a t in g a Ru n n e r Cr e a t in g a Co o la n t Ch a n n e l S a v in g Da t a Us e r Ta s k s Pr e p a r in g t h e Pa r t t o Mo ld Cr e a t in g a Us e r - d e fin e d Mo ld Ba s e Cr e a t in g a Mo ld Ba s e Cr e a t in g a S t a n d a r d Mo ld Ba s e Ad d in g a Pla t e Ad d in g a n In s e r t S t a n d a r d Mo ld Co m p o n e n t s Co m p o n e n t Pa r a m e t e r s Ad d in g Co m p o n e n t s Co n t e x t u a l Me n u o f Co m p o n e n t s Us e r Co m p o n e n t Re q u ir e m e n t s Po s it io n in g a S lid e r Re p la cin g Co m p o n e n t s Co p y in g a Co m p o n e n t Re fe r e n ce S p lit t in g Co m p o n e n t s Ad d in g o r Re m o v in g Ma t e r ia l a r o u n d a Co m p o n e n t In je ct io n fe a t u r e s Mo d ify in g t h e Ge o m e t r y o f Co m p o n e n t s Ga t e s Ru n n e r s Co o la n t Ch a n n e ls Ho le s An a ly ze Ho le s in Pla t e s Ex p lo d e Ho le s Dr illin g Co m p o n e n t s Dis t r ib u t e d Dr ill Co m p o n e n t 4 Page

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Dr illin g Lis t s Ca t a lo g s Ad d in g y o u r Ca t a lo g Lin k in g y o u r Ca t a lo g t o An o t h e r Us in g y o u r Ca t a lo g Ge n e r a t in g t h e Bill o f Ma t e r ia l An a ly zin g a To o lin g S t r u ct u r e S a v in g Da t a Us in g o t h e r Wo r k b e n ch e s Mo ld Kin e m a t ics Ch e ck in g Cla s h a n d Cle a r a n ce Us in g Dr a ft in g Fu n ct io n a lit ie s Us in g Pr is m a t ic Ma ch in in g Fu n ct io n a lit ie s Us in g S u r fa ce Ma ch in in g Fu n ct io n a lit ie s Mo ld To o lin g D e s ig n W o rk b e n c h D e s c rip t io n Me n u Ba r To o l Ba r s Mo ld Ba s e Co m p o n e n t s Gu id in g Co m p o n e n t s Lo ca t in g Co m p o n e n t s Fix in g Co m p o n e n t s Eje ct io n Co m p o n e n t s In je ct io n Co m p o n e n t s Mis ce lla n e o u s Co m p o n e n t s Ma n ip u la t io n Dr ill To o ls S p e cifica t io n Tr e e Cu s t o m iz in g Ca t a lo g s Ad d / Re m o v e Co m p o n e n t Me t h o d o lo g y Te ch n o lo g ica l Re s u lt s In s e r t in g a Lo o s e Co r e Us in g a Ru le Us in g As s e m b le d Co m p o n e n t s Co m p o n e n t Ma n ip u la t io n Re s t r ict io n s Glo s s a ry I n d e x

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Overview

We lco m e t o t h e Mo ld To o lin g De s ig n Us e r's Gu id e !

Th is g u id e is in t e n d e d fo r u s e r s w h o n e e d t o b e co m e q u ick ly fa m ilia r w it h t h e p r o d u ct .

Th is m a n u a l a ls o co v e r s t h e n e e d s o f t h e P1 To o lin g De s ig n a p p lica t io n . Fu n ct io n s t h a t a r e s p e cific t o Mo ld To o lin g De s ig n a n d t h e r e fo r e n o t a v a ila b le t o To o lin g De s ig n u s e r s a r e in d ica t e d b y e it h e r t h is im a g e in t h e le ft

h a n d m a r g in o r t h is im a g e a t t h e t o p o f t h e p a g e . Th is o v e r v ie w p r o v id e s t h e fo llo w in g in fo r m a t io n : ● Mo ld To o lin g De s ig n in a Nu t s h e ll ● Be fo r e Re a d in g t h is Gu id e ● Ge t t in g t h e Mo s t Ou t o f t h is Gu id e ● Acce s s in g S a m p le Do cu m e n t s ● Co n v e n t io n s Us e d in t h is Gu id e

Mo ld To o lin g De s ig n in a Nu t s h e ll

Th e Mo ld To o lin g De s ig n a p p lica t io n h e lp s y o u d e s ig n a co m p le t e in je ct io n m o ld , fr o m t h e m o ld b a s e t o t h e co m p o n e n t s u s in g u s e r - d e fin e d a n d s t a n d a r d ca t a lo g s . Th e Mo ld To o lin g De s ig n Us e r's Gu id e h a s b e e n d e s ig n e d t o s h o w y o u h o w t o cr e a t e a m o ld b a s e a n d a d d a ll t h e r e q u ir e d m o ld co m p o n e n t s t o it .

Be fo r e Re a d in g t h is Gu id e

Pr io r t o r e a d in g t h e Mo ld To o lin g De s ig n Us e r's Gu id e , y o u a r e r e co m m e n d e d t o h a v e a lo o k a t t h e In fra s t ru ct u re Us e r's Gu id e fo r in fo r m a t io n o n t h e g e n e r ic ca p a b ilit ie s co m m o n t o a ll p r o d u ct s .

Ge t t in g t h e Mo s t Ou t o f t h is Gu id e

To m a k e t h e m o s t o u t o f t h is b o o k , w e s u g g e s t t h a t a b e g in n in g u s e r r e a d s t h e Ge t t in g S t a r t e d ch a p t e r fir s t o f a ll a n d t h e Wo r k b e n ch De s cr ip t io n t o fin d h is w a y a r o u n d t h e Co r e a n d Ca v it y De s ig n w o r k b e n ch . Th e Us e r Ta s k s s e ct io n g iv e s a q u ick d e s cr ip t io n o f t h e o p e r a t in g m o d e o f t h e v a r io u s a ct io n s , w h e r e a s t h e Me t h o d o lo g y s e ct io n h e lp s y o u m a k e t h e m o s t o f t h o s e a ct io n s . 6 Page

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Acce s s in g S a m p le Do cu m e n t s

To p e r fo r m t h e s ce n a r io s , s a m p le d o cu m e n t s a r e p r o v id e d a ll a lo n g t h is d o cu m e n t a t io n . Fo r m o r e in fo r m a t io n a b o u t t h is , r e fe r t o Acce s s in g S a m p le Do cu m e n t s in t h e In fr a s t r u ct u r e Us e r 's Gu id e .

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Wh a t 's Ne w ?

Ne w Fu n ct io n a lit ie s

Te ch n o lo g ica l Re s u lt s

Te ch n o lo g ica l Re s u lt s s u p p lie s in fo r m a t io n o n t h e fe a t u r e s in clu d e d in a b o d y . Th is in fo r m a t io n ca n t h e n b e u s e d b y d o w n s t r e a m a p p lica t io n s s u ch a s Pr is m a t ic Ma ch in in g , fo r in s t a n ce , o r d o w n s t r e a m u s e r s . An a ly ze b lo ck o f co n cu r r e n t e n g in e e r in g A n e w fu n ct io n ca lle d To o lin g S t r u ct u r e An a ly s is p r o d u ce s a r e p o r t in fo r m in g y o u o f t h e in t e r a ct io n b e t w e e n t h e v a r io u s p a r t s o f a t o o lin g s t r u ct u r e - w h ich e le m e n t s h a v e a n im p a ct o n a g iv e n e le m e n t a n d w h ich e le m e n t s a r e a ffe ct e d b y a g iv e n e le m e n t . Dr illin g in Co n t e x t

A p a r t in t e r fa ce h a s b e e n a d d e d t o a llo w y o u t o s a fe ly m o d ify a s in g le b lo ck in a t o o lin g s t r u ct u r e e v e n if it is im p a ct e d b y a n o t h e r b lo ck

Dis t r ib u t e d Dr ill Co m p o n e n t

A n e w co m m a n d t h a t a llo w s y o u t o d r ill co m p o n e n t s b y o n e o r m o r e d r illin g co m p o n e n t s t h a t h a v e s t a n d a r d o r cu s t o m ize d n a m e s . Act iv a t e / De a ct iv a t e To o lin g co m p o n e n t S t a n d a r d co m p o n e n t s a n d a n y a s s o cia t e d h o le s t h e y m a y h a v e ca n n o w b e d e a ct iv a t e d a n d / o r r e a ct iv a t e d .

En h a n ce d Fu n ct io n a lit ie s

S p lit t in g S u r fa ce s

S p lit t in g s u r fa ce s a r e a u t o m a t ica lly o p t im ize d t o r e d u ce m e m o r y u s a g e , w h e r e v e r p o s s ib le , fo r u s e w it h a ll co m p o n e n t s o t h e r t h a n u s e r co m p o n e n t s . A s p e cific s y n t a x ca n b e u s e d w it h u s e r co m p o n e n t s fo r a s im ila r r e s u lt . Co m p o n e n t p o s it io n in g in a x is m o d e Th is is a n e w m o d e fo r in s e r t in g co m p o n e n t s . It d e p e n d s o n a Ba s e Ax is S y s t e m t h a t is d e fin e d in t h e co m p o n e n t it s e lf. Th e co m p o n e n t p o s it io n is d e fin e d b y t h e g u id e d s e le ct io n o f o n e o r t w o a x e s a n d r e s u lt s in t h e cr e a t io n o f a n g le co n s t r a in t s .

Cu s t o m izin g S e t t in g s

Dr illin g As s o cia t io n s

Th is s e t t in g d e fin e s a s s o cia t io n s b e t w e e n d r illin g b o d ie s a n d t a r g e t b o d ie s o f t h e co m p o n e n t s t o d r ill u s in g cu s t o m ize d n a m e s ( if r e q u ir e d ) . Pr e - s e le ct io n co d e s Pr e - s e le ct io n co d e s ca n b e a d d e d t o t h e e n d o f d r illin g b o d y n a m e s t o d e fin e , in o n e s h o t , t h e co m p o n e n t s t h e y a r e t o d r ill. As s e m b ly o f b o d ie s a s o p p o s e d t o a d d it io n a n d r e m o v a l Pa d s , p o ck e t s , d r illh o le s a n d t a p h o le s a r e n o w a s s e m b le d b y d e fa u lt . A ch e ck b o x a llo w s y o u t o a d d a n d r e m o v e m a t e r ia l r a t h e r t h a n a s s e m b lin g it . 8 Page

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Ge t t in g S t a r t e d

Be fo r e g e t t in g in t o a m o r e d e t a ile d u s e o f t h e Mo ld To o lin g De s ig n a p p lica t io n , h e r e is a s t e p - b y - s t e p s ce n a r io w h ich w ill h e lp y o u b e co m e fa m ilia r w it h t h e m a in fu n ct io n s o f t h e p r o d u ct .

Th is e x e r cis e s h o u ld t a k e y o u n o lo n g e r t h a n 3 0 m in u t e s t o co m p le t e . Th e m a in t a s k s p r o p o s e d in t h is s e ct io n a r e : En t e r in g t h e Mo ld De s ig n Wo r k b e n ch Re t r ie v in g Pa r t De fin in g t h e Mo ld Ba s e S p lit t in g t h e Co r e a n d t h e Ca v it y In s e r t in g Co m p o n e n t s Po s it io n in g Eje ct o r Pin s o n a Mo ld Ba s e Cr e a t in g a Ga t e Cr e a t in g a Ru n n e r Cr e a t in g a Co o la n t Ch a n n e l S a v in g Da t a 10 Page

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En t e r in g t h e Mo ld To o lin g De s ig n Wo r k b e n ch

Th is t a s k s h o w s y o u h o w t o e n t e r t h e Mo ld To o lin g De s ig n w o r k b e n ch .

1 . S e le ct t h e S t a rt - > Me c h a n ic a l D e s ig n - > Mo ld To o lin g D e s ig n co m m a n d t o o p e n t h e r e q u ir e d w o r k b e n ch .

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No t e t h a t "Pr o d u ct " is d is p la y e d in t h e s p e cifica t io n t r e e , m e a n in g t h a t y o u a r e w o r k in g in a Pr o d u ct S t r u ct u r e .

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Re t r ie v in g t h e Pa r t

Th is t a s k s h o w s y o u h o w t o r e t r ie v e t h e p a r t t o m o ld .

1 . Click o n 'P ro d u c t 1' in t h e s p e cifica t io n t r e e t o m a k e it a ct iv e . It is n o w d is p la y e d in o r a n g e .

2 . S e le ct t h e I n s e rt - > Ex is t in g Co m p o n e n t co m m a n d fr o m t h e m a in m e n u b a r .

Op e n t h e Ge t t in g S t a r t e d 0 1 . CATPa r t file fr o m t h e s a m p le s S p lit d ir e ct o r y .

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No t e t h a t t h e Pa r t is n o w m e n t io n e d in t h e s p e cifica t io n t r e e . ● Th e p a r t file m u s t co n t a in t h e p a r t it s e lf a lo n g w it h a ll t h e s u r fa ce s r e q u ir e d fo r t h e co r e p la t e a n d t h e ca v it y p la t e s p lit . ● We a d v is e t h a t t h e s p lit s u r fa ce fo r t h e Ca v it y Pla t e s h o u ld b e n a m e d Ca v it y S u r fa ce , a n d t h a t fo r t h e Co r e Pla t e Co r e S u r fa ce . ● Th e p a r t n u m b e r ( in t h e p r o p e r t ie s ) m u s t b e Mo ld e d Pa r t . 14 Page

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De fin in g t h e Mo ld Ba s e

Th is t a s k s h o w s y o u h o w t o cr e a t e a n d d e fin e a m o ld b a s e . 1 . S e le ct t h e I n s e rt - > Mo ld Ba s e Co m p o n e n t s > Mo ld P la t e s co m m a n d fr o m t h e m a in m e n u b a r o r click d ir e ct ly o n t h e Cre a t e a N e w Mo ld ico n in t h e t o o l b a r . A d ia lo g b o x is d is p la y e d fo r y o u t o d e fin e t h e p a r a m e t e r s o f t h e m o ld b a s e t o b e cr e a t e d : S im u lt a n e o u s ly , t h e o u t lin e o f a m o ld b a s e is d is p la y e d o n t h e p a r t . 2 . Click o n t h e ca t a lo g ico n t o o p e n t h e ca t a lo g b r o w s e r .

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3 . Do u b le - click o n D m e t o s e le ct t h e s u p p lie r . Click o n t h e Ta b le b u t t o n . S cr o ll d o w n t o lin e 3 7 a n d d o u b le click o n t h e r e fe r e n ce N 3 0 3 5 in t h e t a b le ( p u s h t h e Ta b le b u t t o n t o d is p la y t h e t a b le ) .

4 . Wh e n t h e m a in p a n e l is r e d is p la y e d , click t h e d e s ig n t a b le ico n fo r t h e Ca v it y . Th e d e s ig n t a b le o f a p la t e is u s e d t o d e fin e t h e d im e n s io n s o f t h e p la t e . He r e w e w a n t t o d e fin e t h ick n e s s o f t h e Ca v it y Pla t e .

Ch o o s e co n fig u r a t io n 1 3 1 9 in t h e d ia lo g b o x t h a t is d is p la y e d .

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Click o n OK t o v a lid a t e y o u r ch o ice t h e n r e p e a t t h is s t e p fo r t h e Co r e .

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5 . Click o n OK in t h e 'Cre a t e a n e w m o ld' d ia lo g b o x fo r fin a l v a lid a t io n o f t h e m o ld b a s e . Th e m o ld b a s e is cr e a t e d . No t e t h a t t h e m o ld fe a t u r e is cr e a t e d in t h e p o s it io n a n d o r ie n t a t io n o f t h e m o ld e d p a r t a n d is in d ica t e d in t h e s p e cifica t io n t r e e . Do n o t h e s it a t e t o ch a n g e t h e Re n d e r S t y le a cco r d in g t o y o u r w o r k in g p r e fe r e n ce s . 18 Page

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S p lit t in g t h e Co r e a n d t h e Ca v it y

Th is t a s k s h o w s y o u h o w t o d e fin e a n d s p lit t h e co r e a n d t h e ca v it y o n t h e m o ld e d p a r t . 1 . S e le ct t h e ca v it y p la t e in t h e s p e cifica t io n t r e e w it h a click Ca v it y P la t e in t h e In je ct io n S id e o f t h e m o ld . 2 . Op e n t h e co n t e x t u a l m e n u w it h t h e r ig h t m o u s e b u t t o n a n d s e le ct t h e Ca v it y P la t e . 1 o b je c t - > S p lit c o m p o n e n t co m m a n d .

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Ca v it y S u rfa c e is g iv e n a s t h e p r o p o s e d s p lit t in g s u r fa ce in t h is ca s e b e ca u s e a s u r fa ce w it h t h is n a m e w a s fo u n d in t h e Mo ld e d P a rt; if n o s u r fa ce w it h t h is n a m e is fo u n d (N o S e le c t io n) y o u w ill h a v e t o ch o o s e o n e ( fr o m t h e Mo ld e d P a rt, fo r in s t a n ce ) .

Click o n D is p la y d ire c t io n t o s h o w t h e d ire ct io n in wh ich t h e s p lit will o ccu r a n d t h e n click o n o n e o f t h e o r a n g e d ir e ct io n a r r o w o n t h e m o ld t o m a k e s u r e t h e s p lit w ill b e u p w a r d s .

3 . Pr o ce e d t h e s a m e w a y w it h t h e co r e p la t e b y s e le ct in g it fr o m t h e Eje c t io n S id e in t h e s p e cifica t io n t r e e a n d a p p ly in g a s p lit a ct io n v ia t h e co n t e x t u a l m e n u .

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N o s e le c t io n is g iv e n a s t h e p r o p o s e d s p lit t in g s u r fa ce in t h is ca s e b e ca u s e n o Co re S u rfa c e w a s fo u n d in t h e Mo ld e d P a rt. S e le ct Co re S id e in t h e P a rt in g Bo d y in t h e s p e cifica t io n s t r e e .

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Click o n D is p la y d ire c t io n t o s h o w t h e d ire ct io n in wh ich t h e s p lit will o ccu r a n d t h e n click o n o n e o f t h e o r a n g e d ir e ct io n a r r o w o n t h e m o ld t o m a k e s u r e t h e s p lit w ill b e d o w n w a r d s .

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4 . To o b t a in a b e t t e r d is p la y o f t h e co m p le t e d s p lit o n t h e ca v it y a n d t h e co r e p la t e s , h id e t h e m o ld e d p a r t a n d t h e in je ct io n s id e d is p la y u s in g t h e Hid e / S h o w co n t e x t u a l co m m a n d .

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In s e r t in g Le a d e r Pin s in a Mo ld Ba s e

Th is t a s k s h o w s y o u h o w t o in s e r t m o ld co m p o n e n t s in t o a s e le ct e d m o ld b a s e .

In t h is e x e r cis e y o u w ill in s e r t 4 le a d e r p in s t h a t w ill b e p o s it io n e d o n a lr e a d y e x is t in g p o in t s .

1 . Click o n t h e Ad d Le a d e r P in ico n .

2 . Us e t h e b r o w s e r t o o p e n t h e a s s o cia t e d ca t a lo g s a n d s e le ct t h e D m e s u p p lie r :

Co n t in u e in t o d e t a ile d d e fin it io n o f t h e le a d e r p in w it h t h e fo llo w in g s e le ct io n :

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Do u b le - click o n t h e r e fe r e n ce t o o p e n t h e le a d e r p in d e fin it io n d ia lo g b o x ;

As k n o w - h o w r u le s a r e a p p lie d , a filt e r p r o p o s e s o n ly le a d e r p in s w it h a co n s is t e n t d ia m e t e r v a lu e .

3 . Fir s t s e le ct a p o in t w h ich is d is p la y e d a s a fille d cir cle ( a n d n o t a cr o s s ) o n t h e m o ld b a s e .

As t h e p o in t is ca lle d Le a d e rP in i ( i= 1 t o 4 ) , t h r e e o t h e r le a d e r p in s a r e a u t o m a t ica lly p o s it io n e d o n t h e o t h e r p o in t s n a m e d

Le a d e rP in i.

To cr e a t e t h e h o le s a s s o cia t e d t o e a ch le a d e r p in , p o s it io n t h e Fro m a n d t h e To e le m e n t s r e s p e ct iv e ly t o Cla m p in g P la t e

a n d Ca v it y P la t e.

Yo u o b t a in t h e fo llo w in g p r e v ie w :

4 . Click o n OK t o co m p le t e t h e cr e a t io n o f t h e le a d e r p in s .

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5 . If y o u a r e n o t s a t is fie d w it h o n e o f t h e cr e a t e d le a d e r p in s , s e le ct it in t h e s p e cifica t io n t r e e , t h e n u s e it s co n t e x t u a l m e n u

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Po s it io n in g Eje ct o r Pin s o n a Mo ld Ba s e

Th is t a s k s h o w s y o u h o w t o p o s it io n m o ld co m p o n e n t s o n t o a s e le ct e d m o ld b a s e .

In t h is e x e r cis e y o u w ill cr e a t e a n d p o s it io n a n e je ct o r p in o n t o t h e cu r r e n t m o ld b a s e .

1 . Click o n t h e Ad d Eje c t o r P in ico n .

2 . In t h e ca t a lo g b r o w s e r d ia lo g b o x , s e le ct t h e Ha s c o s u p p lie r a n d co n t in u e in t o m o r e d e t a ile d d e fin it io n o f t h e e je ct o r p in a s fo llo w s : 3 . Do u b le - click o n t h e r e fe r e n ce t o d is p la y t h e e je ct o r p in d e fin it io n d ia lo g b o x . Fo r a n e a s ie r g r a p h ic s e le ct io n o f t h e Eje c t o rP la t e A b o t t o m fa ce , h id e t h e d is p la y o f t h e S e t t in g P la t e a n d Eje c t o rP la t e B. As k n o w - h o w r u le s a r e a p p lie d , a filt e r p r o p o s e s o n ly e je ct o r p in s w it h a co n s is t e n t le n g t h v a lu e . 28 Page

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4 . Pick t h e b o t t o m fa ce o n Eje c t o rP la t e A a s s h o w n b e lo w :

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6 . Click o n OK t o v a lid a t e t h e cr e a t io n o f t h e e je ct o r p in . He r e is t h e fin a l r e s u lt :

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Cr e a t in g a Ga t e

Th is t a s k s h o w s y o u h o w t o cr e a t e a g a t e o n t h e m o ld e d p a r t . 1 . Pu t t h e In je ct io n s id e in t o No S h o w m o d e a n d e n s u r e t h a t t h e Mo ld e d P a rt is in S h o w m o d e . 2 . Click t h e Ad d Ga t e ico n . En t e r On Cu rv e a s t h e P o in t t y p e a n d s e le ct t h e P a rt in g Lin e a r o u n d t h e p a r t in t h e v ie w e r . Click OK t o co n fir m t h e lo ca t io n o f t h e g a t e .

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3 . Th e g a t e d e fin it io n d ia lo g b o x is d is p la y e d .

Click o n t h e ca t a lo g ico n t o o p e n t h e ca t a lo g b r o w s e r a n d d o u b le - click o n S id e t y p e , t h e n ch o o s e t h e Ro u n d t y p e .

Th e fo llo w in g g a t e d e fin it io n d ia lo g b o x is d is p la y e d : Ke e p t h e p a r a m e t e r s : ● S id e Ro u n d Ty p e, s t a m p e d in t h e Co re, ● w it h a le n g t h o f 1 . 5 m m a n d a s e ct io n o f 0 . 5 m m r a d iu s . No t e t h a t y o u ca n s e e t h e p r e v ie w o f t h e g a t e o n t h e p a r t if y o u zo o m in . 33 Page

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4 . Click OK t o cr e a t e t h e g a t e .

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Cr e a t in g a Ru n n e r

Th is t a s k s h o w s y o u h o w t o cr e a t e a r u n n e r o n t h e m o ld e d p a r t .

1 . Do u b le click o n Mo ld e d P a rt in t h e s p e cifica t io n t r e e .

2 . Click t h e S k e t c h e r ico n a n d s e le ct t h e x y - p la n e in t h e s p e cifica t io n t r e e .

3 . Click t h e P ro je c t 3 D Ele m e n t s ico n a n d s e le ct t h e g a t e t h a t y o u ju s t cr e a t e d ( y e llo w s q u a r e ) . Th is p r o je ct s t h e g a t e in t o t h e x y p la n e , i. e . t h e s k e t ch e r p la n e .

4 . S k e t ch t h e r u n n e r p a t h fr o m t h e g a t e y o u h a v e ju s t cr e a t e d lik e t h is :

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Th e r u n n e r p a t h is m a d e o f lin e s a n d a r cs , t h a t s h o u ld b e co n t in u o u s in t a n g e n cy . Th is s k e t ch w ill b e t h e g u id e (La y o u t) a lo n g w h ich a p r o file (S e c t io n) is s w e p t t o cr e a t e t h e r u n n e r .

5 . Ex it t h e S k e t c h e r w it h t h is ico n a n d r e t u r n t o t h e p r o d u ct ( d o u b le click o n P ro d u c t in t h e s p e cifica t io n t r e e ) .

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7 . Th e r u n n e r d e fin it io n d ia lo g b o x is d is p la y e d . Ch o o s e : ● t o s t a m p t h e r u n n e r in t h e co r e a n d in t h e ca v it y , ● Ro u n d Ty p e w it h a r a d iu s o f 1 , ● t h e s k e t ch y o u ju s t cr e a t e d a s t h e La y o u t. 8 . Click OK t o cr e a t e t h e r u n n e r . 37 Page

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Cr e a t in g a Co o la n t Ch a n n e l

Th is t a s k s h o w s y o u h o w t o cr e a t e a co o la n t ch a n n e l.

1 . Do u b le click Co re Co o lin g ( in Co re Co o lin g 1) .

2 . Cr e a t e a p o in t ( ) o n t h e Co o lin g P la n e. Do t h is b y ch o o s in g On P la n e a n d click in g o n y z1 in t h e s p e cifica t io n t r e e ( u n d e r

Op e n b o d y . 1 o r Ge o m e t ric a l s e t . 1) .

A s m a ll b lu e s q u a r e is d is p la y e d t h a t y o u ca n m o v e a r o u n d in t h e p la n e u n t il y o u fin d a p o in t t h a t is s a t is fa ct o r y . Click t o s t o p t h e s q u a r e m o v in g a n d p r e s s OK t o co n fir m y o u r s e le ct io n .

3 . No w cr e a t e a n o t h e r p o in t o n t h e fa ce o n t h e o p p o s it e s id e o f t h e Co re Co o lin g. Us e y z2 a s t h e s u p p o r t p la n e . Th is e n s u r e s t h a t t h e co o la n t ch a n n e l w ill g o t h r o u g h t h e m o ld fr o m o n e s id e t o t h e o t h e r .

Do u b le click o n P ro d u c t in t h e s p e cifica t io n t r e e t o g o b a ck t o Mo ld To o lin g D e s ig n.

4 . Click t h e Ad d Co o la n t Ch a n n e l ico n a n d s e le ct t h e t w o p o in t s t h a t y o u h a v e ju s t cr e a t e d .

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6 . Click OK t o cr e a t e t h e co o la n t ch a n n e l.

Yo u r s p e cifica t io n t r e e s h o u ld lo o k lik e t h is :

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Th is t a s k s h o w s y o u h o w t o s a v e y o u r d a t a o n ce y o u h a v e cr e a t e d y o u r m o ld .

1 . Cr e a t e a d ir e ct o r y w h e r e y o u w a n t t o s t o r e y o u r d a t a .

2 . Us e File > S a v e Ma n a g e m e n t .

3 . Ch o o s e t h e t a r g e t d ir e ct o r y a n d p u s h t h e P ro p a g a t e d ire c t o ry b u t t o n . Click OK, t h e s a v in g s t a r t s a n d a ll o f t h e co m p o n e n t s t h a t m a k e u p y o u r m o ld a r e n o w in t h e My N e w Mo ld d ir e ct o r y .

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Us e r Ta s k s

Pr e p a r in g t h e Pa r t t o Mo ld Cr e a t in g a Mo ld Ba s e S t a n d a r d Mo ld Co m p o n e n t s In je ct io n fe a t u r e s Ho le s Ca t a lo g s Ge n e r a t in g t h e Bill o f Ma t e r ia l An a ly zin g a To o lin g S t r u ct u r e S a v in g Da t a Us in g o t h e r Wo r k b e n ch e s 41 Page

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Pr e p a r in g t h e Pa r t t o Mo ld

Th is t a s k s h o w s y o u h o w t o p r e p a r e t h e p a r t b e fo r e b u ild in g t h e e le m e n t s n e ce s s a r y t o t h e m o ld .

1 . Cr e a t e a n e w CATPa r t w it h File > N e w a n d ch o o s e P a rt in t h e lis t . Us in g t h e co n t e x t u a l m e n u , e d it t h e p a r t p r o p e r t ie s , g o t o t h e P ro d u c t t a b a n d g iv e Mo ld e d P a rt a s it s Pa r t Nu m b e r .

( Yo u ca n a ls o b e g in b y cre a t in g a m o ld b a s e w h ich a u t o m a t ica lly co n t a in s a n e m p t y Mo ld e d Pa rt w h e re y o u ca n co m p le t e t h e s t e p s g iv e n b e lo w ) . 2 . Op e n t h e Te l. CATPa r t file in t h e S a m p le s d ir e ct o r y . Th is o p e n s a n e w v ie w e r . S e le ct t h e P a rt Bo d y in t h e s p e cifica t io n s t r e e a n d co p y it . S e le ct t h e P a rt in t h e Mo ld e d P a rt v ie w e r a n d u s e t h e P a s t e s p e c ia l fu n ct io n in t h e co n t e x t u a l m e n u . Ch o o s e As Re s u lt W it h Lin k in t h e d ia lo g b o x a n d click OK. Th is e n s u r e s t h a t if t h e o r ig in a l p a r t t o m o ld is m o d ifie d t h a t t h e m o d ifica t io n s w ill b e a p p lie d t o t h e Mo ld e d P a rt.

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3 . Yo u ca n n o w p e r fo r m a s ca lin g o p e r a t io n t o t a k e a cco u n t o f s h r in k a g e .

Go t o t h e P a rt D e s ig n w o r k b e n ch v ia S t a rt > Me c h a n ic a l D e s ig n > P a rt D e s ig n.

S e le ct Bo d y . 2 in t h e s p e cifica t io n s t r e e a n d ch o o s e D e fin e I n W o rk Ob je c t in t h e co n t e x t u a l m e n u .

Click t h e S c a lin g ico n . En t e r a r a t io v a lu e o f 1 . 0 3 ( fo r e x a m p le ) a n d ch o o s e t h e x y p la n e in t h e t r e e a s r e fe r e n ce a n d p r e s s OK. Re p e a t t h is a ct io n fo r t h e y z a n d zx p la n e s w it h d iffe r e n t r a t io v a lu e s . 4 . No w d e t e r m in e t h e p u llin g d ir e ct io n w it h D ra ft An a ly s is o r t h e Co re a n d Ca v it y D e s ig n w o r k b e n ch : t h e m a in p u llin g d ir e ct io n is d e fin e d w h e n t h e Ca v it y S u r fa ce a n d t h e Co r e S u r fa ce a r e s e p a r a t e d . Fr o m t h e Co re a n d Ca v it y D e s ig n w o r k b e n ch , y o u o b t a in s u r fa ce jo in s fo r t h e Ca v it y S u r fa ce a n d t h e Co r e S u r fa ce . An a x is s y s t e m is a ls o cr e a t e d a n d u s e d fo r t h e d e fin it io n o f t h e m a in p u llin g d ir e ct io n . Hid e Co r e . 1 , Ca v it y . 1 , Ot h e r . 1 a n d No Dr a ft _ 1 d e g . 1 . 43 Page

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5 . Go t o t h e Ge n e ra t iv e S h a p e D e s ig n w o r k b e n ch w it h S t a rt > S h a p e > Ge n e ra t iv e S h a p e D e s ig n. In s e r t a n Ge o m e t r ica l s e t a n d n a m e it P a rt in g Bo d y. 6 . Click t h e Jo in ico n . S e le ct a ll o f t h e b o t t o m e d g e s o f t h e p a r t . Pr e s s OK in t h e d ia lo g b o x t o co n fir m t h e a ct io n . S e le ct t h e n e w jo in in t h e s p e cifica t io n s t r e e . Us e t h e co n t e x t u a l m e n u t o o p e n it s p r o p e r t ie s a n d ca ll it P a rt in g Lin e.

7 . No w y o u a r e g o in g t o fill t h e h o le o n t h e p a r t t o e n a b le t h e s p lit o f t h e Ca v it y Pla t e a n d o f t h e Co r e Pla t e ) .

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8 . Click t h e Fill ico n . S e le ct Jo in . 2 in t h e s p e cifica t io n s t r e e . Pr e s s OK in t h e d ia lo g b o x . Th e h o le is fille d . 9 . Th e n e x t t h in g y o u a r e g o in g t o d o is t o cr e a t e t h e p a r t in g s u r fa ce . ● S e le ct t h e S w e e p ico n . ● Ch o o s e t h e Lin e P ro file t y p e b u t t o n in t h e d ia lo g b o x . ● Ch o o s e W it h re fe re n c e s u rfa c e fo r t h e S u b t y p e. ● S e le ct P a rt in g Lin e in t h e s p e cifica t io n t r e e fo r t h e g u id e cu r v e . ● S e le ct x y p la n e in t h e s p e cifica t io n fo r t h e Re fe re n c e s u rfa c e. ● En t e r a v a lu e o f 2 0 m m fo r Le n g t h 1 . ● Pr e s s OK. 45 Page

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Th e p a r t in g s u r fa ce is cr e a t e d ( if it is cr e a t e d in t h e w r o n g d ir e ct io n , i. e . in t h e in s id e o f t h e p a r t , s w a p t h e v a lu e s o f Le n g t h 1 a n d Le n g t h 2) .

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1 0 . Click t h e Ex t ra c t ico n . S in ce t h e Pa r t in g S u r fa ce is s h a r e d b y b o t h t h e Ca v it y S u r fa ce a n d t h e Co r e S u r fa ce , it is g e n e r a t e d o n b o t h . Ch o o s e Ta n g e n t c o n t in u it y fo r t h e P ro p a g a t io n t y p e a n d click o n a n y fa ce o n t h e u p p e r s u r fa ce in t h e v ie w e r fo r t h e To Ex t ra c t b o x . 47 Page

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Tu r n t h e p a r t o v e r a n d r e p e a t t h is s t e p fo r t h e u n d e r s id e s u r fa ce .

1 1 . Click t h e Jo in ico n .

Ch o o s e P a rt in g S u rfa c e, t h e fill a n d t h e fir s t e x t r a ct in t h e s p e cifica t io n t r e e . Un ch e ck t h e Ch e c k c o n n e x it y o p t io n . Pr e s s OK. S e le ct t h e n e w jo in in t h e t r e e . Us in g t h e co n t e x t u a l m e n u , ch o o s e P ro p e rt ie s a n d ch a n g e t h e n a m e t o Ca v it y S u rfa c e. Re p e a t t h e a ct io n w it h t h e p a r t in g s u r fa ce , fill a n d t h e s e co n d e x t r a ct . Ca ll t h e n e w jo in Co re S u rfa c e.

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Yo u r s p e cifica t io n t r e e s h o u ld lo o k lik e t h is :

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Cr e a t in g a Us e r - d e fin e d Mo ld Ba s e

Th is t a s k s h o w s y o u h o w t o d e fin e t h e p la t e s fo r y o u r o w n m o ld b a s e .

1 . Click t h e Cre a t e a n e w m o ld ico n .

2 . By d e fa u lt , t h e fo llo w in g d ia lo g b o x is d is p la y e d :

a n d t h e m o ld is p r e - v is u a lize d :

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Th is fir s t p a n e l is u s e d t o d e fin e a m o ld b a s e . ● In t h e P la t e s co lu m n y o u ca n ch o o s e t o in clu d e a n y p r o p o s e d p a r t in y o u r m o ld b a s e b y ch e ck in g o r u n ch e ck in g t h e co r r e s p o n d in g p la t e . ( b y d e fa u lt , t h e Up p e r b a r a n d t h e S t r ip p e r a r e n o t a ct iv e , o n ly t h e Ca v it y Pla t e a n d t h e Co r e Pla t e a r e co m p u ls o r y ) ● Yo u ca n e n t e r t h e t h ick n e s s o f a p la t e u s in g it s s p in n e r . ● In t h e D im e n s io n s a r e a , y o u ca n d e fin e t h e o v e r a ll d im e n s io n s o f t h e m o ld b a s e a s w e ll a s t h e o v e r h a n g s fo r cla m p in g a n d s e t t in g p la t e s . ● Yo u ca n a ls o d e fin e t h e o v e r la p v a lu e b e t w e e n t h e co r e , ca v it y a n d s t r ip p e r p la t e s . ● Yo u ca n u s e t h e co r e s u p p o r t p la t e t o s im u la t e a s p r u e s t r ip p e r p la t e . ● De fin e t h e u p p e r b a r w id t h , r is e r w id t h a n d e je ct o r w id t h w it h t h e ir s p in n e r s . ● Us e t h e En a b le in t h e P re v ie w a r e a t o d is p la y t h e m o ld b a s e o r n o t . On ce y o u a r e s a t is fie d w it h y o u r s e t t in g s , p r e s s OK t o cr e a t e t h e m o ld .

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● In je ct io n S id e , Eje ct io n S id e a n d Eje ct o r S y s t e m a r e d e fin e d a s p r o d u ct s fo r t h e Mo ld Ba s e . Th is w a y , t h e y ca n b e e d it e d s e p a r a t e ly . ● Yo u ca n m o d ify t h e fo r m u la t h a t d e fin e s t h e d e fa u lt v a lu e b y : ● d o u b le - click in g o n Mo ld . 1 t o m a k e it cu r r e n t . ● e d it in g t h e m o ld v ia t h e co n t e x t u a l m e n u ( s e le ct Mo ld . 1 in t h e s p e cifica t io n t r e e t h e n Mo ld . 1 o b je c t > Ed it Mo ld in t h e co n t e x t u a l m e n u ) , ● a n d p r e s s in g . ● Yo u ca n a ls o r e m o v e t h e fo r m u la b y u s in g D e le t e in it s co n t e x t u a l m e n u .

Click o n t h e ico n t o a cce s s t h e d e fin it io n o f s t a n d a r d m o ld b a s e s. Th is b u t t o n ca n o n ly b e u s e d wh e n cre a t in g a m o ld a n d n o t wh e n e d it in g it via :

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Cr e a t in g a Mo ld Ba s e

Mo ld To o lin g De s ig n h e lp s y o u cr e a t e t h e s e t o f p la t e s t h a t m a k e s u p m o ld b a s e s . Yo u ca n a ls o a d d n e w p la t e s a n d in s e r t s t o a n e x is t in g m o ld . Cr e a t in g a Us e r - d e fin e d Mo ld Ba s e Cr e a t in g a S t a n d a r d Mo ld Ba s e Ad d in g a Pla t e Ad d in g a n In s e r t

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Cr e a t in g a S t a n d a r d Mo ld Ba s e

Th is t a s k s h o w s y o u h o w t o cr e a t e a m o ld b a s e fr o m a ca t a lo g .

Op e n t h e S n a p . CATPr o d u ct fr o m t h e S n a p d ir e ct o r y in t h e s a m p le s d ir e ct o r y .

Dis p la y t h e x y , y z a n d zx p la n e s ( u s in g Hid e / S h o w in t h e ir co n t e x t u a l m e n u ) a n d co m p a r e t h is a x is s y s t e m w it h t h a t o f t h e m a in p u llin g d ir e ct io n o f t h e p a r t ( in o r a n g e ) . Yo u ca n s e e t h e y a r e d iffe r e n t .

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3 . In t h e N e w Mo ld d ia lo g b o x , click o n t h e ca t a lo g ico n t o a cce s s t h e ca t a lo g b r o w s e r . Th e m o ld p r e - v is u a liza t io n is e r a s e d a n d t h e ca t a lo g b r o w s e r is d is p la y e d .

4 . Do u b le - click o n t h e n a m e o f t h e s u p p lie r y o u w a n t t o s e le ct ( Dm e , Eo c, Ha s co , e t c. ) t o v is u a lize a p r e - d is p la y o f t h e m o ld b a s e in t h e t o p r ig h t w in d o w . 57

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5 . Do u b le - click o n a r e fe r e n ce t o r e v e r t t o t h e fir s t p a n e l o f t h e d ia lo g b o x t o cu s t o m ize it , if n e ce s s a r y . Page 59

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● By d e fa u lt , t h e m o ld is cr e a t e d in t h e a x is s y s t e m o f t h e m a in p u llin g d ir e ct io n . Yo u co u ld h a v e p ick e d a n o t h e r a x is s y s t e m t o o r ie n t t h e m o ld e d p a r t . ● Th e In je ct io n S id e , t h e Eje ct io n S id e a n d t h e Eje ct o r S y s t e m a r e n o w cr e a t e d a s CATPr o d u ct s . Th is w a y , t h e y ca n b e e d it e d s e p a r a t e ly .

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Ad d in g a Pla t e t o a Mo ld

Th is t a s k s h o w s y o u h o w t o a d d a p la t e t o a m o ld .

Th e r e a r e s e v e r a l r e s t r ict io n s co n ce r n in g t h e m a n ip u la t io n ( n o t a b ly w h e n co p y in g , p a s t in g , d e le t in g , d r a g g in g a n d d r o p p in g ) o f co m p o n e n t s a n d d r ille d CATPa r t s . Click h e r e fo r m o r e in fo r m a t io n .

1 . Click o n t h e Cre a t e a N e w Mo ld ico n . Pr e s s OK

2 . Click t h e Ad d Mo ld P la t e ico n . 3 . In t h e d ia lo g b o x , ch o o s e Up p e rBa r fo r t h e Co n fig u ra t io n Ty p e. No t e t h a t t h e o n ly t y p e s o f p la t e s t h a t y o u ca n ch o o s e a r e t h o s e t h a t a r e n o t a lr e a d y in clu d e d in t h e cu r r e n t m o ld . 61 Page

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Th e P o s it io n in g t a b g iv e s y o u in fo r m a t io n o n t h e lo ca t io n o f t h e p la t e y o u h a v e s e le ct e d : ● it s p o s it io n ( o r ig in X, Y, Z) ● it s p o s it io n w it h r e s p e ct o f t h e p la t e a b o v e o r b e lo w ● it s p o s it io n in t h e m o ld (I n je c t io n S id e , Eje c t io n S id e , Eje c t o rS y s t e m) . Yo u ca n n o t m o d ify a n y o f t h e s e p a r a m e t e r s . Th e P a ra m e t e rs t a b a llo w s y o u t o ch a n g e t h e t h ick n e s s , w id t h a n d le n g t h v a lu e s . Yo u ca n a ls o e x t e n d t h e w id t h a n d le n g t h o f s o m e p la t e s ( u s u a lly Cla m p in g P la t e a n d S e t t in g P la t e) b e y o n d t h e m o ld it s e lf.

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4 . Pr e s s OK. Th e Up p e rBa r is a d d e d t o t h e m o ld .

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Ad d in g a n In s e r t t o a Mo ld

Th is t a s k s h o w s y o u h o w t o a d d a n in s e r t in a m o ld . An in s e r t is a p a r t icu la r t y p e o f co m p o n e n t t h a t h a s co r e / ca v it y p r o p e r t ie s , i. e . it ca n b e p ie r ce d b y co o la n t ch a n n e ls a n d ca n b e a t t a ch e d b y o t h e r co m p o n e n t s . An in s e r t m a y b e p la ce d e it h e r o n t h e Ca v it y P la t e o r t h e Co re P la t e. Th e r e a r e s e v e r a l r e s t r ict io n s co n ce r n in g t h e m a n ip u la t io n ( n o t a b ly w h e n co p y in g , p a s t in g , d e le t in g , d r a g g in g a n d d r o p p in g ) o f co m p o n e n t s a n d d r ille d CATPa r t s . Click h e r e fo r m o r e in fo r m a t io n .

1 . Op e n Ad d In s e r t . CATPr o d u ct.

S e le ct I n je c t io n S id e in t h e s p e cifica t io n s t r e e a n d h id e it (Hid e / S h o w in t h e co n t e x t u a l m e n u ) .

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2 . Click t h e Ad d I n s e rt ico n .

Wh e n t h e d ia lo g b o x is d is p la y e d , p r e s s t h e ca t a lo g b u t t o n a n d ch o o s e P a d w it h Ch a m fe r a n d t h e n P a d b y d o u b le click in g b o t h t im e s . Th e n s lig h t ly p iv o t t h e m o ld s o t h a t y o u ca n s e e t h e u n d e r s id e o f t h e Co re P la t e. Click t h is s u r fa ce .

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4 . In t h e d ia lo g b o x , e n t e r a v a lu e o f 3 6 fo r Z a n d D rill fro m t h e Co re P la t e. Th e p a r a m e t e r s t a b le t s y o u m o d ify t h e h e ig h t , w id t h a n d le n g t h o f t h e p a d a n d a ls o t h e d r a ft a n g le a n d ch a m fe r s ize . Fo r t h is e x e r cis e w e a r e g o in g t o le a v e t h e m u n ch a n g e d . Ch a n g e t h e Ac t iv e I n s t a n c e Orig in d a t a t o co m p ly w it h t h a t in t h e a b o v e d ia lo g b o x . 67 Page

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Pr e s s Re v e rs e D ire c t io n if n e ce s s a r y .

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S t a n d a r d Mo ld Co m p o n e n t s

In t h is s e ct io n y o u w ill fin d t h e d e t a ile d d e s cr ip t io n o f a ll t h e s t a n d a r d m o ld co m p o n e n t s w it h t h e a s s o cia t e d p r o ce d u r e s fo r p o s it io n in g t h e m in , o r d e le t in g t h e m fr o m , t h e m o ld b a s e . Th e co m p o n e n t s a r e g r o u p e d t o g e t h e r a cco r d in g t o t h e ir t y p e s : Mo ld b a s e co m p o n e n t s Gu id in g co m p o n e n t s Lo ca t in g co m p o n e n t s Fix in g co m p o n e n t s Eje ct io n co m p o n e n t s In je ct io n co m p o n e n t s Mis ce lla n e o u s co m p o n e n t s Th o s e a r e t h e ch a p t e r s o n e d it in g s t a n d a r d co m p o n e n t s : Co m p o n e n t Pa r a m e t e r s Ad d in g Co m p o n e n t s Co n t e x t u a l Me n u o f Co m p o n e n t s Us e r Co m p o n e n t Re q u ir e m e n t s Po s it io n in g a S lid e r Re p la cin g Co m p o n e n t s Co p y in g a Co m p o n e n t Re fe r e n ce S p lit t in g Co m p o n e n t s Ad d in g o r Re m o v in g Ma t e r ia l a r o u n d a Co m p o n e n t 69 Page

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Co m p o n e n t s a n d t h e ir Pa r a m e t e r s

Th is s e ct io n e x p la in s t h e p a r a m e t e r s fo r e a ch co m p o n e n t t y p e . Th e y e llo w s q u a r e in e a ch o f t h e im a g e s in d ica t e s t h e o r ig in o f t h e co m p o n e n t a x is s y s t e m a n d fa cilit a t e s p o s it io n in g .

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Mo ld Ba s e Pa r a m e t e r s d e fin e d a t Mo ld Pr o d u ct le v e l: ● Mo ld L - Ma in le n g t h o f t h e m o ld ● Mo ld W - Ma in w id t h o f t h e m o ld ● Ov e r L - Le n g t h o v e r h a n g fo r cla m p in g a n d s e t t in g p la t e s ● Ov e r W - Wid t h o v e r h a n g fo r cla m p in g a n d s e t t in g p la t e s ● Up p W - Wid t h o f u p p e r b a r s ● Ris W - Wid t h o f r is e r b a r s ● Eje W - Wid t h o f e je ct o r p la t e s ● Co r Ca v S - Ov e r la p b e t w e e n ca v it y a n d co r e p la t e s . De fa u lt v a lu e = 0 . 8 x h e ig h t o f co r e p la t e ● S t r ip Ov e r la p - Ov e r la p b e t w e e n s t r ip p e r a n d co r e p la t e s ● S PS h H - Dis t a n ce b e t w e e n s e t t in g a n d e je ct o r p la t e s ( it co r r e s p o n d s g e n e r a lly t o t h e h e ig h t o f t h e s h o u ld e r o f t h e s t o p p in s ) Pa r a m e t e r s d e fin e d fo r e a ch p la t e : ● H - He ig h t o f t h e p la t e

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S lid e r L - S lid e r s u p p o r t le n g t h ● W - S lid e r s u p p o r t w id t h ● H - S lid e r s u p p o r t h e ig h t ● WT - S lid e r g u id e r a il w id t h ● HT - S lid e r g u id e r a il h e ig h t ● LP - S lid e r s h e lf le n g t h ● HP - S lid e r s h e lf h e ig h t ● AP - S lid e r s h e lf a n g le ● LF - S lid e r fo r m le n g t h ● HF - S lid e r fo r m h e ig h t ● WF - S lid e r fo r m w id t h ● HD - He ig h t t h a t t h e s lid e r fo r m is r a is e d ● Dr a ft - S lid e r fo r m d r a ft a n g le o n t h e v e r t ica l fa ce s ● Dr a ft B _ S lid e r fo r m d r a ft a n g le o n t h e b o t t o m fa ce ● De p t h Po ck e t _ S lid e r p o ck e t d e p t h ● An g le Pin Po s - An g le p in p o s it io n in g a n g le ● Re t r a ct io n - S lid e r r e t r a ct io n ● An g le Pin D - An g le p in h o le d ia m e t e r Re t a in e r L - Gu id e r a il le n g t h ● W - Wid t h b e t w e e n t h e g u id e r a ils ● WT - Re t a in e r w id t h ● HT - Re t a in e r h e ig h t ● WR - Gu id e r a il w id t h ● HR - Gu id e r a il h e ig h t ● De p t h Po ck e t - Gu id e r a il p o ck e t d e p t h If y o u s e le ct a s lid e r t h a t co r r e s p o n d s t o a r e t a in e r ( w h ile t h e r e t a in e r cr e a t io n d ia lo g b o x is o p e n ) t h e r e t a in e r p a r a m e t e r s a r e a u t o m a t ica lly a d a p t e d t o m a t ch t h o s e o f t h e s lid e r .

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Gu id in g co m p o n e n t s

Le a d e r Pin D - Tip d ia m e t e r ● L - Tip le n g t h ● Th L - Le n g t h o f t h ick p a r t ● Th D - Dia m e t e r o f t h ick p a r t Bu s h in g L - Ov e r a ll le n g t h ● In D - In n e r d ia m e t e r

Fix in g co m p o n e n t s

Ca p S cr e w D - Dia m e t e r o f t h r e a d e d p a r t ● L - Le n g t h o f t h e t h r e a d e d p a r t Co u n t e r s u n k S cr e w D - Tip d ia m e t e r ● L- Ov e r a ll le n g t h Lo ck in g S cr e w D - Tip d ia m e t e r ● L - Ov e r a ll le n g t h

Lo ca t in g co m p o n e n t s

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S le e v e L - Ov e r a ll le n g t h ● In D - In n e r d ia m e t e r Lo ca t in g Rin g S h D - S h o u ld e r - t o - s h o u ld e r d ia m e t e r ● L - Ov e r a ll le n g t h ● D - In s e r t io n d ia m e t e r Do w e lPin D - Dia m e t e r ● L - Ov e r a ll le n g t h

Eje ct io n co m p o n e n t s

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● G - Le n g t h o f fla t a r e a ● L - Ov e r a ll le n g t h Eje ct o r S le e v e In D - In n e r d ia m e t e r ● L - Ov e r a ll le n g t h 73 Page

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Co r e Pin D - Tip d ia m e t e r ● L - Ov e r a ll le n g t h S t o p Pin S h H - S h o u ld e r h e ig h t ● S h D - S h o u ld e r d ia m e t e r An g le Pin D - Dia m e t e r ● L - Ov e r a ll le n g t h Kn o ck Ou t D - Dia m e t e r ● L - Le n g t h

In je ct io n co m p o n e n t s

S p r u e Bu s h in g Ru n D - Ru n n e r d ia m e t e r ● L - In je ct io n le n g t h ● S h D - S h o u ld e r d ia m e t e r S p r u e Pu lle r Ru n D - Ru n n e r d ia m e t e r ● L - Ov e r a ll le n g t h S u p p o r t Pilla r L - Le n g t h ● D - Dia m e t e r

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O- Rin g D1 - In n e r d ia m e t e r ● D2 - Cr o s s s e ct io n d ia m e t e r Plu g D - Dia m e t e r ● L - Le n g t h Ba ffle W - Wid t h ● L - Le n g t h ● T - Th ick n e s s ● D - Dia m e t e r

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co m p o n e n t s

Us e r Co m p o n e n t Th e r e a r e n o fix e d p a r a m e t e r s fo r t h is co m p o n e n t b e ca u s e t h e y d e p e n d o n t h e t y p e o f co m p o n e n t in t h e ca t a lo g u e . Ey e Bo lt D - Dia m e t e r o f t h r e a d e d p a r t S p r in g Di - In n e r d ia m e t e r ● Do - Ou t e r d ia m e t e r ● Lo - Ov e r a ll le n g t h 75 Page

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Ad d in g Co m p o n e n t s

Th e s e t a s k s s h o w y o u h o w t o s e le ct a n d p o s it io n s t a n d a r d co m p o n e n t s .

Th e d ia lo g b o x a n d t h e o p e r a t in g m o d e a r e t h e s a m e fo r a ll co m p o n e n t s ( w h e t h e r in s t a n d a r d m o d e o r g u id e d m o d e) .

Co m p o n e n t s ca n b e a d d e d t o a n e x is t in g m o ld o r t o a n e m p t y CATPr o d u ct

Th e r e a r e s e v e r a l r e s t r ict io n s co n ce r n in g t h e m a n ip u la t io n ( n o t a b ly w h e n co p y in g , p a s t in g , d e le t in g , d r a g g in g a n d d r o p p in g ) o f co m p o n e n t s a n d d r ille d CATPa r t s . Click h e r e fo r m o r e in fo r m a t io n .

Ad d in g a co m p o n e n t t o a n e x is t in g m o ld

Cr e a t e a m o ld a s e x p la in e d in Cr e a t in g a Us e r - d e fin e d Mo ld Ba s e. Yo u w ill: ● ch o o s e a fir s t r e fe r e n ce, ( g o d ir e ct ly t o Po s it io n in g a co m p o n e n t if a r e fe r e n ce is a lr e a d y in u s e ) ● p o s it io n t h e co m p o n e n t , ● cr e a t e a n d m a n a g e s e v e r a l in s t a n ce s , ● d r ill h o le s, ● s e t t h e p a r a m e t e r s v a lu e s, ● d e fin e p o s it io n in g co n s t r a in t s , ● a ct iv a t e a r u le, ● Cr e a t e a co m p o n e n t in a n e m p t y CATPr o d u ct.

Ch o o s in g a fir s t r e fe r e n ce

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2 . Pr e s s t h e ca t a lo g ico n t o a cce s s t h e ca t a lo g b r o w s e r . S e le ct t h e ca t a lo g n a m e , t h e n t h e co m p o n e n t t y p e a n d t h e

co m p o n e n t r e fe r e n ce : d o u b le - click o n t h e r e q u ir e d la b e l t o g o t o t h e n e x t s t e p , t h e la s t o n e r e v e r t in g t o t h e m a in d ia lo g b o x , w it h it s Co n fig fie ld s u p d a t e d w it h t h e S u p p lie r n a m e a n d t h e Re fe r e n ce o f t h e co m p o n e n t .

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Th e Co n fig a r e a is a r e m in d e r o f t h e r e fe r e n ce o f t h e co m p o n e n t . It ca n n o t b e e d it e d . Yo u ca n o n ly s e le ct a n o t h e r r e fe r e n ce o f a

co m p o n e n t o f t h e s a m e t y p e , u s in g t h e ca t a lo g ico n , o r s e le ct a n o t h e r r e fe r e n ce fr o m a file , u s in g t h e File Op e n ico n .

Yo u co u ld u s e o n e o f y o u r o w n co m p o n e n t s in s t e a d o f o n e fr o m a ca t a lo g :

Pr e s s t h e File Op e n ico n in t h e d ia lo g b o x a n d b r o w s e y o u r d ir e ct o r ie s t o t h a t co n t a in in g y o u r co m p o n e n t . S e le ct t h e co m p o n e n t . Yo u a r e t h e n a s k e d t o p o s it io n it , a s in s t e p 3 b e lo w . Th e Co n fig fie ld s a r e n o t u p d a t e d .

S p e cia l ca s e o f t h e s cr e w s ( Ca p S cr e w , Co u n t e r s u n k S cr e w , Lo ck in g S cr e w )

Th e o p e r a t in g m o d e is t h e s a m e , b u t is e n h a n ce d b y a s m a r t filt e r in t h e ca t a lo g .

If t h e D rill t o fie ld is a lr e a d y d e fin e d , t h e d is t a n ce b e t w e e n t h e a ct iv e p r e v ie w lo ca t io n a n d t h e To p la t e is co m p u t e d , i. e . a m in im u m a n d a m a x im u m le n g t h a r e s e t fo r t h e s cr e w .

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Th e m in im u m a n d m a x im u m le n g t h s a r e s e t a s filt e r s fo r t h e Ca t a lo g b r o w s e r d ia lo g b o x , a p p lie d t o t h e L p a r a m e t e r o f t h e s cr e w ,

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( w e h a v e r e s ize d t h e d ia lo g b o x t o d is p la y a ll p r o p o s e d r e fe r e n ce s ) .

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S u n k He a d is a ct iv e b y d e fa u lt a n d y o u ca n e n t e r t h e v a lu e t h a t y o u w a n t t h e h e a d t o b e s u n k in t o t h e p la t e b y ( 0 m m m e a n s t h a t t h e h e a d is flu s h w it h t h e p la t e s u r fa ce ) ,

● Ch e ck D ia m e t e r t o s e le ct a d ia m e t e r fo r t h e s cr e w ( t o r e fin e s e le ct io n filt e r in g ) : ❍ Th e fir s t v a lu e is t h e d ia m e t e r o f t h e s cr e w ,

❍ Th e s e co n d v a lu e is t h e co e fficie n t t h a t d e fin e s t h e d is t a n ce a t w h ich t h e t ip o f t h e s cr e w w ill b e s u n k in t o t h e To p la t e ( d r illin g d e s t in a t io n p la t e ) .

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b u t if w e a d d e d t h a t w e w a n t e d a s cr e w w it h a d ia m e t e r o f 1 0 m m , t h e s e le ct io n t o ch o o s e fr o m w o u ld b e m u ch s h o r t e r :

If t h e D rill t o fie ld is n o t d e fin e d , o r if y o u cle a r t h e filt e r fie ld ,

y o u ca n t h e n s e le ct a n y s cr e w fr o m t h e co m p le t e lis t .

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Po s it io n in g t h e co m p o n e n t

● S t a n d a r d co m p o n e n t s a r e "s m a r t " - t h e y k n o w w h e r e t h e y s h o u ld b e in t h e s p e cifica t io n t r e e w h e n t h e y a r e cr e a t e d . In s o m e ca s e s ( e . g . a n g le p in , in s e r t , fix in g co m p o n e n t s , g u id in g co m p o n e n t s , lo ca t in g co m p o n e n t s a n d s p r in g ) , it is n o t a u t o m a t ic, t h e p o s it io n o f t h e co m p o n e n t s is d e t e r m in e d b y t h e in fo r m a t io n y o u g iv e in t h e D rill fro m fie ld . Th is a llo w s t h e p o s it io n in g co n s t r a in t b e t w e e n t h e co m p o n e n t a n d a n y p la t e .

● In t h e To o ls , Op t io n s m e n u , t h e n Me c h a n ic a l D e s ig n , Mo ld To o lin g D e s ig n cu s t o m iza t io n d ia lo g b o x , y o u ca n d e fin e a d e fa u lt p la t e p o s it io n in g fo r t h e co m p o n e n t s . Th a t w a y , w h e n y o u cr e a t e a n e w co m p o n e n t o f a cu s t o m ize d t y p e , it w ill b e p o s it io n e d a u t o m a t ica lly o n t h e co r r e ct fa ce o f t h e co r r e ct p la t e , w it h o u t p r e v io u s p ick in g .

● In t h e To o ls / Op t io n s / Me c h a n ic a l D e s ig n / S k e t c h e r, a ct iv a t e t h e P o s it io n s k e t c h p la n e p a ra lle l t o s c re e n o p t io n , o r t h e

Grid S n a p t o P o in t o p t io n if n e e d e d .

3 . S e le ct a fa ce o f a p la t e . Th e s k e t ch e r is d is p la y e d , w it h a m a n ip u la t o r t o p o s it io n t h e co m p o n e n t . Th e D rill fro m fie ld is u p d a t e d a u t o m a t ica lly w it h t h e n a m e o f t h e p la t e y o u h a v e s e le ct e d .

Th e g r id is d is p la y e d . Th e Ac t iv e I n s t a n c e Orig in is u p d a t e d . Yo u ca n n o w d e fin e t h e co o r d in a t e s o f t h e n e w co m p o n e n t s b y p ick in g e it h e r :

● a 2 D p o in t o n t h e fa ce ,

● a 2 D p o in t o u t s id e t h e fa ce t h a t w ill a u t o m a t ica lly b e p r o je ct e d o n t o t h e fa ce , ● a 2 D p o in t s k e t ch o n t h e fa ce ,

● a 2 D p o in t s k e t ch o u t s id e t h e fa ce t h a t w ill a u t o m a t ica lly b e p r o je ct e d o n t o t h e fa ce , ● a 3 D p o in t o n t h e fa ce ,

● a 3 D p o in t o u t s id e t h e fa ce t h a t w ill a u t o m a t ica lly b e p r o je ct e d o n t o t h e fa ce , o r ● a n a x is , a n e d g e , o r a lin e t h a t w ill a u t o m a t ica lly in t e r s e ct w it h t h e s e le ct e d fa ce .

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