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Save Time Creating a Complex SOLIDWORKS Mold Split [VIDEO]

Article by Alin Vargatu, CSWE created/updated June 26, 2012

People ask me all the time what areas of SOLIDWORKS to study in order to do their job effectively. Part modeling? Mold Design? Surfacing? Assemblies?

The short answer is ALL of THEM! The main difference between a user who is familiar with just a few areas inside SOLIDWORKS, versus one who is comfortable with using almost all the features available in the software, is the versatility of the second. He or she would be able to combine various workflows and create powerful and sometimes unorthodox new techniques that can achieve the desired design intent much faster.

In this video, I will show you an example SOLIDWORKS Mold design where various techniques from multi-body part modeling, surface modeling and the mold tools saves a lot of time, while achieving the design intent.

Note: Many thanks to Peter Parker for the fan model and for all the questions.

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Alin Vargatu, CSWE

Alin is a SOLIDWORKS Elite Applications Engineer and an avid contributor to the SOLIDWORKS Community. Alin has presented multiple times at SOLIDWORKS World, Technical Summits, and User Group Meetings, while being very active on the SOLIDWORKS Forum.

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