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Creating a Custom Automatic Workpiece

A custom automatic workpiece enables you to add flanges to the top and bottom of the workpiece and rounds or chamfers to the vertical edges. • The process is the same as creating a rectangular or round workpiece. • The default custom shape for a custom workpiece is BLOCK_XY_FLANGES. • Many other shapes are available. Figure …

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Creating a Workpiece Automatically

The workpiece is a model that represents the full volume of all the mold components that are needed to create the final mold model. • The workpiece displays transparent green in the graphics window. • The automatic workpiece accuracy is automatically matched to the reference model. • The workpiece creates multiple shapes: – Standard Rectangular – Standard …

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Creating Style States Using the View Manager

Create a style state in an assembly to capture components in various displays and visibilities. • Style states are only created in assemblies. • You can set individual model display (shaded, transparent, wireframe, hidden line, no hidden) independent of the rest of the assembly or other components. Style States Theory Figure 1 – …

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Applying Shrinkage by Dimension

You can specify one shrinkage ratio for all model dimensions, or specify unique ratios for individual model dimensions. • Dimensions with shrinkage ratios applied appear magenta in the graphics window. • Select individual feature dimensions to add shrinkage ratios to. • Select a feature to add shrinkage ratios to all …

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Applying Shrinkage by Scale

You can shrink part geometry by scaling it in relation to coordinate system directions. • You can apply shrinkage by scale to all three directions uniformly. – Isotropic • You can apply different shrinkage ratios to each of the three coordinate system directions. – X-Direction – Y-Direction – Z-Direction Figure …

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Understanding Shrinkage

You can apply shrinkage to a model to compensate for the shrinkage that tends to occur as a molded part cools. • There are two methods to apply shrinkage: – Shrinkage by Scale – Shrinkage by Dimension • Formula options: – 1+S – 1/1–S – Where S is the shrinkage …

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Calculating Projected Area

You can calculate the projected area of the reference model to help calculate the clamping force needed to keep a mold set closed during operation. • Specify the entity. • Specify the projection direction. • Projected area is calculated. Figure 1 – Calculating Projected Area Calculating Projected Area Figure 2 – Illustration of Projected …

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Analyzing Mold Cavity Layout Orientation

You can adjust the orientation of the cavities in a multi-cavity layout. • Available orientations for the following cavity layouts: – Single ♦ Specify a different coordinate system – Rectangular ♦ Constant ♦ X-Symmetric ♦ Y-Symmetric – Circular ♦ Constant ♦ Radial Figure 1 – Rectangular Layout, X-Symmetric versus Y-Symmetric …

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Analyzing Variable Mold Cavity Layout

You can create unique cavity layouts using the Variable layout option. • Convert an existing layout to Variable. • The following orientation options are available: – Reference Rotation – X-Translation – Y-Translation – Layout Rotation • Additional options: – Highlight – Add/Remove pattern  instance Analyzing Variable Mold Cavity Layout Figure 1 – Variable …

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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 …

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