You can rename extracted mold components and apply start models to them.
• Benefits of using templates:
– View Orientations
• Because each mold component is a part model, it should be renamed accordingly.
Figure 1 – Extracted Mold
Component Model Tree
Figure 2 – Renaming Mold Components
Applying Start Models to Mold Components and Applying Start Model
You can apply an existing start model template to components when extracting them from mold volumes in the mold model. This is done in the Advanced section of the Create Mold Component dialog box. As a best practice, you should create extracted mold components using a start model template. Using a start model template when extracting mold components provides you with the following benefits.
• Datums – Includes a set of default datum planes and a default coordinate system
• View Orientations
These are the same benefits that you gain from using a start model template when creating new part models.
Renaming Mold Components
By default, extracted mold components are named the same as the mold volume from which they are extracted. You can rename the mold component name in the Advanced section of the Create Mold Component dialog box.
This section displays the specified mold volumes that you extract. In one column the mold volume name is displayed, and in another column the corresponding mold component name is displayed. As a best practice you should rename the mold components with names that are unique to the mold and to the type of component being extracted. For example, a mold volume named cavity_vol should have its corresponding mold component renamed to widget_cavity, or it should be renamed according to your company’s standards. Extracted mold components are not volumes, so the “vol” suffix should be removed. Also, mold components are part models. Therefore, each part model should be given a unique name.