ProE mold cavity shelhoutte curve and option

Tutorial by sumithkarun

Shelhoutte curve is a curve formed on outline of a part when viewed in particular direction. I am not going to explain the entire core cavity split because we already discussed it in previous tutorial . Please go through following steps

  1. Step 1:

    Generally shelhoutte curve type of parting surface are used for splitting 3D shapped pipes, and components with full round edges. I took a simple plastic component with full round edge as shown in the image

  2. Step 2:

    Refer previous tutorial to assemle the component . else follow these steps

    1-file-new-manufacturing then click mold cavity
    2- Assemble the component as shown in the image

  3. Step 3:

    Once you assebled the component properly , you can click "silhoutte curve" and select the surface. You should select all the full round surfaces as shown in the image

  4. Step 4:

    Image shows the selected surfaces, for complicated components you need to define the direction plane also

  5. Step 5:

    Now you need to create a parting surface from the created silhoutte curve using sweep feature as shown in the image

  6. Step 6:

    You need to select that silhoutte curve and follow the steps as shown in the image and next you need to create a sketch (sweeping profile)

  7. Step 7:

    Just create a straight line of required length as shown in the image. We should keep in mind that this surface should cut the work piece which we will create in coming steps

  8. Step 8:

    Create a workpiece using automatic workpiece as shown in the image (you can also refer previous tutorial )

  9. Step 9:

    You can now do the core cavity splitting , Please refer previous tutorial for splitting core cavity


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