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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.

  • Pricing & Payment Options

  • Duration

    • Full Time: 2 Days (08:30 - 16:00)
  • Course Prerequisites

    It is recommended that delegates have attended:

Our Delivery 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, done during the traditional 08:00 – 16:00 working day.

Online Mentored Learning

Do a course at your pace via our “myWay Online Mentored Learning”, combining self-study with supported interactive online video lectures, an online course mentor, extra resources, questionnaires and more, all supported via out Online Student Portal.

Part Time Mentored Learning

Designed for the working professional, our part time programmes provides you with the flexibility and benefit of our myWay Blended Learning with at home exercises/assignments and mentored or in-class lectures at a manageable schedule and pace.

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

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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
  • Campus
    Start Date
    End Date
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  • 05 July 2021
    06 July 2021
    Full Time
  • 06 September 2021
    07 September 2021
    Full Time
  • 01 November 2021
    02 November 2021
    Full Time

Online Training Booking Form

By completing the below online booking, a booking confirmation will be sent out and an invoice will be generated. A place will be reserved on this course and you are expected to attend. If you require a quote first please contact The CAD Corporation offices and speak to a sales consultant.

Mold Design Using SOLIDWORKS

  1. By booking for this course, an invoice will be generated and you will be liable for the payment of this invoice. If you require a quote, please contact The CAD Corporation Offices.
  2. After the generation of the invoice a training confirmation will be emailed using the details provided above.
  3. The CAD Corporation retains the rights to change this calendar without any notification.
  4. Tea/coffee and a light lunch will be provided.
  5. All university students will receive a 10% discount for cash payments.
  6. The minimum notice of cancellation is 5 (five) working days prior to the course commencement date. If you fail to do so the full amount is payable.
  7. Students are to be at the training venue by 08h00 in preparation for a 08h30 start time.

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