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# Analyzing Mold Cavity Layout

You can create a mold model that contains multiple cavities.
• The following mold cavity layout options are available:
– Single
– Rectangular
– Circular
– Variable

Figure 2 – Rectangular Cavity
Mold Model Layout
Analyzing Mold Cavity Layout

Figure 1 – Single Cavity Mold Model Layout

Figure 3 – Circular Cavity Mold Model Layout
You can create a mold model that contains multiple cavities. When you create a multiple-cavity layout in the mold model, the system creates a pattern of the reference model to create the multiple cavities.
The following layout options are available:
• Single – Places a single cavity, or single instance, of the reference model in the mold model. A Single cavity layout is shown in Figure 1.
• Rectangular – Places the reference model in a rectangular layout in the mold model. A Rectangular cavity layout is shown in Figure 2. The
following options are available for the Rectangular layout:

– Cavities – Specifies the number of cavities, or number of pattern instances of the reference model, in the X and Y directions. You can
either edit the number or use the up and down arrows to increase or decrease the number of cavities in each direction.
– Increment – Specifies the distance between origins of reference models in the X and Y directions.
The X and Y directions are determined by the mold model coordinate system’s X and Y axes.
• Circular – Places the reference model in a circular layout in the mold model. A Circular cavity layout is shown in Figure 3. The following options are available for the Circular layout:
– Cavities – Specifies the number of cavities, or number of pattern instances of the reference model, in the mold model.
– Radius – Specifies the radius value around which the cavities are placed.
– Start Angle – Specifies the angular distance in degrees about the mold model’s Z-axis that the first reference model’s origin is placed. You can specify a negative value.
– Increment – Specifies the angular distance between cavities in degrees.
• Variable – Enables you to place the reference model according to a user-defined pattern table.