In this topic, you examine project files, which are used in the Inventor Mold Design environment to manage and locate referenced files. You also examine the Mold Library and see how the Inventor Mold Design application accesses it to create components within mold assemblies.
When working with Inventor Mold Design, a significant number of files are created and referenced. Project files impact the mold environment in the following ways:
Inventor Mold Design supports a wide range of components from commercial catalog libraries, including Mold Base, Ejector, Slider, Lifter, Sprue Bushing, Locating Ring, and Lock Sets. These predefined components comply with the industry standards of D-M-E, Futuba, HASCO, Progressive, Punch, Misumi, Sideco, Meusburger, Strack, Pedrotti, and Rabourdin. The components are all created by the Inventor Mold Design application using the mold library, not the Content Center.
As with libraries in the part/assembly design environment, you must attach the necessary libraries to the project file when you use libraries in the mold environment. It is important to map the Mold Library to ensure that the Inventor Mold Design application can generate any required mold assembly components. In addition to these components, standard components are generated in Inventor Mold Design from the Content Center, and the Content Center manages these files.