Creating Mold Cavity of Pipe Fittings

SOLIDWORKS is a very intuitive and easy to use software that helps users create mold cavities of complex shapes, then export them to software extensions like CAMWorks, to generate the necessary NC codes required to machine these complex shapes. For this particular tutorial, we will be going through how to create mold cavities of pipe fittings.

Begin by creating the pipe fitting geometry. Create a new part then define the sketch below on the front plane.

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3D CAD Key Capabilities – CAD Library

SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD software provides libraries of prebuilt 3D CAD models and other CAD data that help accelerate the design process, save time and development costs, and increase productivity.

CAD Library Overview

SOLIDWORKS CAD library provides a place for every designer and engineer to easily access, locate, download, save, and share commonly reused CAD data.

The ability to share the information needed to make thousands of parts and components for your designs—from screws and bolts, to washers and bearings, Continue reading

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3D CAD – Key Capabilities – Tolerance Analysis

Quickly and easily check dimensions and tolerances using SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD software to assess the manufacturability of your design long before reaching production. Check parts and assembly tolerances during design, accelerating the design process, saving time and development costs, and increasing productivity.

Tolerance Analysis Overview

SOLIDWORKS includes TolAnalyst™ tolerance analysis tool that automatically checks the effects of tolerances on parts and assemblies to ensure consistent fit of components and to verify tolerancing schemes before the product goes into production. Continue reading

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3D CAD Key Capabilities – PhotoView 360

Quickly and easily create sophisticated photorealistic renderings and animations inside SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD with PhotoView 360. You can make powerful images and presentations, saving time, increasing productivity, and accelerating time-to-market.

PhotoView 360 Overview

Generating high quality, life-like images and animations is a critical capability that can be used to enhance proposals, presentations, and submissions. People want to see 3D models as they would appear in real life, using specific colors and materials, in a specific environment or setting. They Continue reading

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3D CAD Key Capabilities – Part and Assembly Modeling

Part and Assembly Modeling

Handle all aspects of your part and assembly modeling with SOLIDWORKS 3D design system. Effective product design involves a wide range of tasks that demand flexibility in your software. 3D solid modeling offers several advantages over traditional 2D design, but you want 3D CAD tools that you can use every day while being powerful enough to handle all the aspects of your design process.

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3D CAD Key Capabilities – SOLIDWORKS Costing

Design for Cost: Manufacturing Cost Estimation and Quoting

Save time and development costs, avoid redesigns, and increase productivity by continuously checking your designs against cost targets with automated manufacturing cost estimation tools fully integrated with SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD software.

Manufacturing Cost Estimation and Quoting Overview

SOLIDWORKS automatic cost estimation tools are fully integrated with 3D CAD, enabling designers and engineers to continuously check their designs against cost targets. Easily monitor manufacturing costs as you design, thereby, avoiding costly redesigns Continue reading

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3D CAD Key Capabilities – Revision Control

Maintain revision control throughout the design process with SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD Workgroup PDM (product data management). Track changes to designs while ensuring access to the most up-to-date files, accelerating the design process, saving time and development costs, and increasing productivity.

Revision Control Overview

SOLIDWORKS Workgroup PDM tracks changes, manages project data, and provides secure, centralized file storage for all project files and documentation. SOLIDWORKS Workgroup PDM is focused on file management for individuals and small workgroups. Key SOLIDWORKS Workgroup Continue reading

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3D CAD Key Capabilities – CAD Animation

Demonstrate the basic operation of your design under real-world conditions with SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD software. Powerful, easy-to-use CAD animation tools create a dynamic product presentation that can help accelerate your time-to-market while saving you time and increasing productivity.

CAD Animation Overview

SOLIDWORKS enables you to animate your design in order to explain its function and assembly, as well as how it fits with related products. Showing a video is an extremely powerful way to communicate across languages and between technical Continue reading

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