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Analyzing Reference Model Orientation

You can modify the orientation of the reference model in the mold model. • The system lines up coordinate systems from the reference model and mold model. • Modify reference model orientation: – Standard ♦ Select a coordinate system. – Dynamic ♦ Modify orientation of REF_ORIGIN. • Other dynamic options: …

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Redefining the Reference Model

You can redefine certain items related to the reference model once it is placed within the mold model. • You can redefine the following reference model related items: – Reference model orientation. – Mold cavity layout. – Mold cavity layout orientation. • You cannot change the reference model to a …

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Creating the Reference Model

The reference model usually represents the part that is to be molded. • Create Reference Model: – Creates a new model on-the-fly. – Uses conventional component creation methods. – Uses conventional assembly placement constraints. • You cannot specify the Reference Model Type. Figure 2 – Assembling the Reference Model using …

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Assembling the Reference Model

The reference model usually represents the part that is to be molded. • Assemble Reference Model: – Uses a previously created model. – Uses conventional assembly placement constraints. – Matches accuracy if absolute accuracy is enabled. • You can specify the Reference Model Type. Figure 2 – Assembling the Reference …

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Locating the Reference Model

The reference model usually represents the part that is to be molded. • Locate Reference Model: – Most versatile of the three methods available. – Specify a pre-defined Layout. – Specify a pre-defined Orientation. – Matches accuracy if absolute accuracy is enabled. • You can specify the Reference Model Type. …

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Analyzing Model Accuracy

One of the most important factors affecting the mold design process is model accuracy. • Types of accuracy: – Relative – Absolute • Automatically controlling accuracy in mold model • Implications of changing accuracy • When does accuracy need to be changed? Analyzing Model Accuracy Figure 1 – Confirmation for …

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Creating New Mold Models

Your company can create customized templates for creating new mold models. • A mold model consists of: – A reference model – Workpieces – Mold components – Molding • File extension is .asm • Use customized mold manufacturing templates. • Mold templates include: – Datums – Pull Direction – Layers – Units …

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Performing a Thickness Check

You can perform a thickness check on a part model to check for maximum or minimum thickness at specified locations. • Two methods: – Select one or more planes. – Select references to create incremental slices. • Two checks available: – Maximum thickness – Minimum thickness • Interface is slightly …

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Understanding Mold Analysis Settings

You can modify the settings of a mold analysis to achieve different results. • Computation Settings – Modify sample type. – Modify plot resolution. • Display Settings – Modify plot scale. – Modify number of colors. • Saving Analyses – Quickly rerun a mold analysis at different times. – Blank/Unblank …

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Performing a Draft Check

You can perform a draft check or draft analysis to ultimately determine whether a model is suitable for a mold operation. • Draft Check – Specify references: ♦ Surface ♦ Pull Direction – Specify options: ♦ One/Both directions ♦ Draft angle • Draft Analysis – Similar to Draft Check – You …

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