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You can design different mold types, depending upon whether you want to produce a single part or multiple parts from a single mold.
Before designing the mold, including the runner system and cooling system, you should analyze the part to ensure that it's design is suitable. You will then determine whether you are designing a mold for a single part, which is a single cavity mold, or for multiple parts, which is a multi-cavity mold. Multi-cavity molds are used for multiple iterations of the same part, or for multiple parts of the same design, for example, the top and bottom of a remote control in a family mold.
Different tools are available for the type of mold that you select, which can be part only, single cavity, or multi-cavity mold. Careful consideration of the requirements of your part and its mold will result in a higher quality part being produced.
Note: You should run an analysis for a part only mold type before running an analysis for a single cavity or multi-cavity mold. This reduces the time required for the analysis and increases the accuracy of the results.
Selecting Mold types
- Select .
- Perform an analysis.
To access this dialog double-click the currently selected mold type in the Study Tasks pane.
Note: Before you run an analysis using a Single Cavity or Multi Cavity mold type, you should run an analysis with a Part Only mold type. It takes less time to run an analysis and increases the accuracy of the results.
Note: You can also change the moldtype directly through the Analysis toolbar.
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