When designing a full 3d mold you need the flexibility to work with any supplier of standard mold components. In this video, you will learn how TopSolid gives you the tools you need to get to the finish line quickly and efficiently. In this case you will learn how to import a mold base design from an outside vendor and turn it into a “smart mold base” by using the Mold Base Wizard. A smart mold base is one that TopSolid’s mold automation works with fully. For example, by running the mold base wizard to describe the imported components as a mold base, you allow downstream functions such as the ejector pin or water line command to work seamlessly with the plates.
In this getting started tutorial, you will be shown how to use a command called “Import file with conversion”. This command let’s you import a file into the TopSolid project and convert it at the same time. There are two methods you can use to import data this way. One is to use the contextual menu. The other is to use simple windows drag-n-drop.
In this getting started tutorial, you will be shown how to use a command called “Import file without conversion”. This command let’s you import a file but not convert it. The reason you would do this is to keep a copy of your customers original data within the TopSolid project. There are two methods you can use to import data this way. One is to use the contextual menu. The other is to use simple windows drag-n-drop. Finally you will also be shown how to convert the data once it has been imported as a copy.
About a year ago i wrote a post about how to save, copy and store your settings.
That process might not have been the most efficient but still, at the time it was the only way.
Anyways, it´s alot easier than doing it all over again.
But things change on so does TopSolid.
With TopSolid 7.4 you can save, import and reset settings and all within TopSolid 7.
Want to know how to import a dxf/dwg and use it to create a 3d part TopSolid 7? Well then look no further, here´s a video that will walk you thru the process.
The video shows how to import a dxf/dwg.
How to filter entities such as dimensions on import.
How to filter linetypes while working.
Creating a sketch from imported geometry.
Activate annotations for some help along the way.
Trying to modify imported data can sometimes make you want to pull your hair and throw your computer right out the window when batteling those unconstrained monsters!
To keep hardware costs down and letting your hair live and flourish here is a short introduction to Free Shape Design in TopSolid 7:
Video by ClearCutSolutions.