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TUTORIAL: Basic Mold Design with Pro/MOLD in Pro/E (Part 2)

TUTORIAL: Basic Mold Design with Pro/MOLD in Pro/E (Part 2)
Version: ProE Wildfire, Wildfire2.0, Wildfire3.0
TUTORIAL: Basic Mold Design with Pro/MOLD in Pro/E (Part 1)
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6. Next, click on the workpiece icon

ProE define workpiece

to activate the mold workpiece tool. An automatic workpiece dialog box appears to define the workpiece. Don’t forget select the coordinate system before inputting the workpiece size.

ProE Pro/MOLD automatic workpiece dialog box

The plastic part is now covered by the workpiece which is displayed in transparence green color.

ProE Pro/MOLD screen insert workpiece

7.The part used in this tutorial is a simple plastic part which has a clear parting line and no undercut. Hence, we can use the Silhouette Curve tool ProE Pro/MOLD silhouette curve (parting line) icon to create parting line straight away. Just click the OK button on the Silhouette Curve dialog box to continue.
ProE Pro/MOLD silhouette curve options (parting line)

ProE screen silhouette curve added
8. Create the parting surface by using the Skirt Surface tool ProE skirt surface icon (parting surface). Select the created parting line, and then press the OK button in the small dialog box, Done in the menu manager and OK button in the Skirt Surface dialog box.
ProE Skirt Surface dialog box (parting surface)

ProE skirt surface (parting surface) menu manager

ProE confirmation dialog box

Next, enter a name for the parting surface

ProE Parting Surface name

ProE screen Parting Surface inserted

9. Now, let us split the workpiece into core and cavity by using the parting surface. Click the Split Mold Volume tool ProE Pro/MOLD split mold volumes to proceed.

ProE Split Mold Volume dialog box

ProE Split Mold Volume menu manager

ProE confirmation dialog box

Select the parting surface, and then press the OK button in the small dialog box, Done in the menu manager and OK button in the Split dialog box.

ProE screen - select parting surface


It may take a few seconds for the computer to calculate and to create the mold volumes. When it is done, you will be prompted to enter the Volume’s name.

ProE insert Mold volume name - core

ProE insert mold volume name - cavity

10. Mold volume is basically closed quilt which contain no mass. Next, click on Create Mold Component tool ProE Pro/MOLD solidify mold volume icon to solidify the mold volume (core and cavity). Select the mold volumes which you wish to make solid.

ProE Pro/MOLD Create Mold Component (Solidify)


Images below are the core and cavity created.

ProE Mold component shaded - core

ProE Mold component shaded - cavity

ProE Pro/Mold


see also: About Pro/MOLD for Pro/ENGINEER

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