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Performing a Waterlines Check

The waterlines check helps to ensure that the waterlines are not too close to the external surfaces of the mold model.
• To perform a waterlines check, you must specify:
– Part
– Waterline
– Minimum Clearance
• Color-coded results:
– Magenta — Areas within minimum clearance.
– Green — Areas outside minimum clearance.
Performing a Waterlines Check

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Figure 1 – Waterlines Check  Results

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Figure 2 – Waterlines within Minimum Clearance
You can perform a clearance check for waterline circuits by selecting the Waterlines option from the analysis Type drop-down list in the Mold Analysis dialog box. The waterlines check helps to ensure that the waterlines are not too close to the external surfaces of the mold model. To perform the waterlines check, you must specify the following:
• Part — Enables you to specify the part whose external surfaces are used for measuring the minimum clearance. You cannot specify the reference model as the part.
• Waterline — Enables you to specify which waterlines to analyze. Options include:
– All Waterlines — All waterlines in the mold model are analyzed.
– Select Waterlines — Enables you to specify which waterlines are analyzed.
– Select Surfaces — Enables you to specify a surface of the mold component to be analyzed against the waterlines and the other external
surfaces of the mold component.
• Minimum Clearance — Enables you to specify the minimum clearance the waterlines must be from the external surfaces of the specified part.
Understanding Waterlines Check Results
The results of the waterlines check are color-coded into two categories:
• Magenta — All areas of the waterlines highlighted in magenta are less than the minimum clearance specified.
• Green — All areas of the waterlines highlighted in green are greater than or equal to the minimum clearance specified.

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