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The inlet is the location on the mold where the coolant enters the cooling circuit.
After creating one or more cooling channels, you need to set a coolant inlet on one end of each cooling circuit. The properties of the coolant inlet specify the type of coolant flowing in the circuit, and the inlet temperature and flow rate of the coolant. You must set the inlet location before running a Cool analysis. The coolant type and the coolant inlet temperature can be specified when you set the inlet location.
Before attempting to set coolant inlets, ensure that you have done the following:
- Defined the parting plane.
- Modeled cooling channels.
Setting default inlet properties
- Click (.
- Click Browse to select a coolant, then enter the flow rate and temperature.
- Click OK to save and close the dialog
Setting coolant inlets
- Click Select on the viewer toolbar, and click on the end of a cooling circuit. A red box appears at the selected location.
- Right-click and select Properties. The Coolant inlet properties pane appears on the Tools tab.
- Specify the coolant Flow rate and coolant inlet Temperature in the text boxes provided.
- Accept the default coolant (pure water), or click Browse next to the coolant name to display the Select Coolant dialog, and select a different coolant.
- Click OK to close the dialog and set the coolant inlet. You should now see a coolant inlet symbol pointing at the end of the cooling circuit.
Changing the temperature of coolant inlets
- Select the coolant inlet. To select multiple inlets, hold down the Ctrl key and click on the required inlets.
- Right-click on the coolant inlet and select Properties from the context-menu. The Coolant inlet properties pane appears.
- Change the properties of the coolant inlet as needed.
- Click OK.
Set coolant inlet dialog
Set a coolant inlet for the selected channel.
To access this dialog, click (.
Note: The Cooling tools are not available for a Part Only mold type.
Select a disconnected hose end-point to set the coolant inlet; the X, Y and Z coordinates will be updated automatically.