Mold Design – Creating a simple core and cavity

We are going to understand the basics of mold tool in SolidWorks.

In this step by step demonstration will be given to create core and cavity of the following part.


First thing to do is to locate the mold toolbar


In mold tools click on scale, and scale the part to 2%. Just to allow some shrinkage that could happen.

1.02 scale factor means 2% scaling.

Make sure that ‘scale about’ is set to centroid for uniform scaling.


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