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Mold Design Using SOLIDWORKS  


Mold Design Using SOLIDWORKS teaches you several manual mold creation techniques and how to use the Mold Tools in SOLIDWORKS mechanical design automation software.


It is recommended that delegates have attended:

Available Exams and Certifications

General Certifications:

  • CSWA (Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate)
  • CSWP (Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional)
  • CSWE (Certified SOLIDWORKS Expert)
  • CPPA (Certified PDM Professional Administrator)
  • CSDA (Certified Sustainable Design Associate)

Product Specific Certifications:

  • CSWPA – Sheet Metal
  • CSWPA – Weldments
  • CSWPA – Surfacing
  • CSWPA – Mold Tools
  • CSWPA – Drawing Tools


R4100 Incl. VAT (Per Person)


Includes Training Certified Manual, Dataset CD


2 Days (08:30 - 16:00)

Our myWay Learning Methods

Our innovative "myWay” learning methodology is built around the students individual learning requirement, allowing each student to learn in a style that is most suitable for their skills set, knowledge and schedule.

Instructor-Led Classes

Reach your full potential through our “myWay Instructor-Led” classes combined with interactive lessons, supporting video content, practical assignments and in field experience. We deliver instructor led classes full time, part-time, weekends and onsite.

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Mentored Learning

The "myWay Mentored Learning” was created in response for more flexible learning schedules and focused content. It allows each student to progress in a manner that is most suitable for their skills set, knowledge and schedule that a fixed, lecture based approach does not allow for. You will be mentored on a one to one basis by a subject matter expert with continues practical exposure and focus on problem areas, allowing you to progress at your own pace and deciding what content requires more or less time.

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Distance Learning

Do a course at your own pace via our “myWay Distance Learning”. We have re-defined studying via online by combining self-study with supported interactive online video lectures, extra resources, questionnaires and much more, all supported via out Online Student Portal. You will get a course coach and lecturer assigned to you so that you never feel alone and have support whenever you need. Your coach will look after you and your study health, encouraging you to progress constantly.

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What is SOLIDWORKS Mold Design?

SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD enables product designers and mold makers to easily incorporate design changes throughout the development process, right up to final manufacturing.


Important Notes

  • Students are to be at the training venue by 08h00 in preparation for a 08h30 start time.
  • The CAD Corporation retains the right to change this calendar without any notification.
  • Bookings are only confirmed upon receipt of the proof of payment or an official company purchase order for the full amount of the training.
  • For full day courses The CAD Corporation will supply you with the relevant training material. A desktop computer to use for the training (where applicable), tea/coffee and a full lunch for full day InClass training hosted at The CAD Corporation only. Catering is not included for OnSite training and laptop is available for hire at an additional cost if required.
  • Cancellation or rescheduling requests must be in writing and reach us via fax or email at least 5 (five) working days prior to the course commencement date. Full course fees may be retained for no shows or requests within 5 working days prior to commencement.
  • Although we go to great lengths to ensure that all training proceeds as scheduled, The CAD Corporation reserves the right to cancel or postpone dates if we require to do so and undertake to inform clients in writing and telephonically of these changes.
  • The CAD Corporation suggests clients wait until a week prior to course commencement that a course has been confirmed to go ahead as scheduled before booking flight and accommodation. The CAD Corporation is NOT responsible for cost associated with cancellation of classes such as flight and accommodation for clients.

Surface Concepts and Imported Geometry

  • Course Overview
  • Hide/Show Tree Items
  • Accessing Commands
  • Importing Data
  • 3D Model Types
  • Definitions
  • Case Study: Solids vs. Surfaces
  • Terminology 
  • File Translators
  • Modeling Systems
  • File Translation
  • Why Do Imports Fail?
  • Diagnosis and Repair 
  • Case Study: Repairing and Editing Imported Geometry
  • Checking Solid Bodies
  • Making Copies of Faces
  • Case Study: Import Diagnostics 
  • Repairing Gaps
  • Repairing Faces

Core and Cavity

  • Core and Cavity Mold Design
  • SOLIDWORKS Mold Tools
  • Case Study: Camera Body
  • Mold Analysis Tools
  • Analyzing Draft on a Model
  • Using the Draft Analysis Tool
  • Draft Analysis Options
  • Adding Draft
  • Scaling the Model
  • Establish the Parting Lines
  • Shut-Off Surfaces
  • Creating the Parting Surface
  • Surface Bodies
  • Creating the Mold Tooling
  • Seeing Inside the Mold
  • Interlocking the Mold Tooling
  • Creating Part and Assembly Files

Side Cores and Pins

  • Additional Mold Tooling
  • Case Study: Power Saw Housin
  • Trapped Molding Areas
  • Side Cores
  • Feature Freeze
  • Lifters
  • Core Pins
  • Manual Selection Techniques
  • Case Study: Mixer Base
  • Modifying Shut-Off Surfaces
  • Completing the Tooling

Advanced Parting Line Options

  • Case Study: Manual Parting Line
  • Case Study: Splitting a Part

Creating Custom Surfaces for Mold Design

  • Surface Modeling for Mold Design
  • Case Study: Drill Bezel
  • Case Study: Router Bottom

Advanced Surfacing for Mold Design

  • Surface Modeling for Mold Design
  • The Mixer
  • Case Study: Mixer Rear Housing
  • Case Study: Mixer Handle

Alternative Methods for Mold Design

  • Alternate Methods for Mold Design
  • Case Study: Using Combine and Split 
  • Creating a Cavity
  • Case Study: Cavity
  • Case Study: Using Surfaces
  • Techniques for Mold Tooling 

Reusable Data

  • Reusing Data
  • Task Pane
  • SOLIDWORKS Resources
  • Design Library
  • File Explorer
  • Case Study: 3D ContentCentral
  • Library Features
  • Case Study: Create A Library Feature
  • Configurations in Library Features.
  • Case Study: Water Line
  • Smart Components

Completing the Mold Base

  • Case Study: Mold Base
  • Organizing the Assembly
  • Modifying the Lifters
  • Lifter Motion
  • Ejector Pins
  • Cooling the Mold
  • Making the Drawing
  • Making Changes
  • Completing the Process
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