Mold Design using Creo Parametric 2.0

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Date(s) - 19/11/2014 - 20/11/2014
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

PD Solutions Penang, Malaysia


Mold Design using Creo Parametric 2.0


Course Code: TRN-3920
Course Length: 2 Days

The Mold application provides the tools to create a mold model from start to finish using the mold design process within Creo Parametric 2.0. In this course, you will learn how to create, modify, and analyze mold components and assemblies. Any changes made to the design model automatically propagate to the mold components and assemblies. You will also how to create final extract components that reflect the geometry of the design model, along with shrinkage considerations, adequate drafting, mold features, and cooling systems. After completing this course, you will have a better understanding of the mold design process and how to create molded products using the mold design process.

At the end of each module, you will complete a set of review questions to reinforce critical topics from that module. At the end of the course, you will complete a course assessment in Pro/FICIENCY intended to evaluate your understanding of the course as a whole.

Course Objectives

  • Learn the basic mold process
  • Prepare design models for the mold process
  • Analyze design models to ensure their readiness for molding
  • Create mold models
  • Apply shrinkage to the reference model
  • Create and assemble workpieces into the mold model
  • Create mold volumes
  • Create parting lines and parting surfaces
  • Split mold volumes
  • Extract mold components
  • Create mold features
  • Learn how to fill and open the mold


  • Introduction to Creo Parametric 2.0
  • Basic understanding of industry standard Mold design terminology and processes
  • Knowledge of Creo Parametric surfacing techniques a plus


  • This course is intended for designers, machinists, and manufacturing engineers. People in relatedroles will also benefit from taking this course.


Day 1

  • Module 1 Introduction to the Creo Parametric Basic Mold Process
  • Module 2 Design Model Preparation
  • Module 3 Design Model Analysis
  • Module 4 Mold Models
  • Module 5 Shrinkage
  • Module 6 Workpieces
  • Module 7 Mold Volume Creation

Day 2

  • Module 8 Parting Line and Parting Surface Creation
  • Module 9 Splitting Mold Volumes
  • Module 10 Mold Component Extraction
  • Module 11 Mold Features Creation
  • Module 12 Filling and Opening the Mold

Course Content

Module 1. Introduction to the Creo Parametric Basic Mold Process

  1. Creo Parametric Basic Mold Process
  2. Knowledge Check Questions 

Module 2. Design Model Preparation

  1. Understanding Mold Theory
  2. Preparing Design Models for the Mold Process
  3. Creating Profile Rib Features
  4. Creating Drafts Split at Sketch
  5.  Creating Drafts Split at Curve
  6. Creating Drafts Split at Surface
  7. Knowledge Check Questions 

Module 3. Design Model Analysis

  1. Analyzing Design Models Theory
  2. Performing a Draft Check
  3. Understanding Mold Analysis Settings
  4. Performing a Thickness Check
  5. Knowledge Check Questions 

Module 4. Mold Models

  1. Creating New Mold Model
  2. Analyzing Model Accuracy
  3.  Locating the Reference Model
  4. Assembling the Reference Model
  5. Creating the Reference Model
  6. Redefining the Reference Model
  7. Analyzing Reference Model Orientation
  8. Analyzing Mold Cavity Layout
  9. Analyzing Variable Mold Cavity Layout
  10. Analyzing Mold Cavity Layout Orientation
  11. Calculating Projected Area
  12. Knowledge Check Questions 

Module 5. Shrinkage

  1. Understanding Shrinkage
  2. Applying Shrinkage by Scale
  3. Applying Shrinkage by Dimension
  4. Knowledge Check Questions

Module 6. Workpieces

  1. Creating Style States Using the View Manager
  2. Creating a Workpiece Automatically
  3. Creating a Custom Automatic Workpiece
  4. Creating and Assembling a Workpiece Manually
  5. Reclassifying and Removing Mold Model Components
  6. Knowledge Check Questions 
Module 7. Mold Volume Creation
  1. Surfacing Terms
  2. Understanding Mold Volumes
  3. Sketching Mold Volumes
  4. Creating Sliders using Boundary Quilts
  5. Sketching Slider Mold Volumes
  6. Creating a Reference Part Cutout
  7. Sketching Lifter Mold Volumes
  8. Replacing Surfaces and Trimming to Geometry
  9. Sketching Insert Mold Volumes
  10. Knowledge Check Questions
Module 8. Parting Line and Parting Surface Creation
  1. Understanding Parting Lines and Parting Surfaces
  2. Creating an Automatic Parting Line Using Silhouette Curves
  3. Analyzing Silhouette Curve Options: Slides
  4. Analyzing Silhouette Curve Options: Loop Selection
  5. Creating a Skirt Surface
  6. Analyzing Skirt Surface Options: Extend Curves
  7. Analyzing Skirt Surface Options: Tangent Conditions
  8. Analyzing Skirt Surface Options: Extension Directions
  9. Analyzing Skirt Surface Options: ShutOff Extension
  10. Analyzing Surface Editing and Manipulation Tools
  11. Merging Surfaces
  12. Creating Saddle Shutoff Surfaces
  13. Creating a Parting Surface Manually
  14. Knowledge Check Questions
Module 9. Splitting Mold Volumes
  1. Splitting the Workpiece
  2. Splitting Mold Volumes
  3. Splitting Volumes using Multiple Parting Surfaces
  4. Blanking and Unblanking Mold Items
  5. Analyzing Split Classification Knowledge Check Questions

Module 10. Mold Component Extraction

  1. Extracting Mold Components from Volumes
  2. Applying Start Models to Mold Component
  3. Knowledge Check Questions 
Module 11. Mold Features Creation
  1. Creating Waterline Circuits
  2. Analyzing Waterline End Conditions
  3. Performing a Waterlines Check
  4. Creating Sprues and Runners
  5. Creating Ejector Pin Clearance Holes
  6. Creating UDFs
  7. Placing UDFs
  8. Knowledge Check Questions 
Module 12. Filling and Opening the Mold
  1. Creating a Molding
  2. Opening the Mold
  3. Draft Checking a Mold Opening Step
  4. Interference Checking a Mold Opening Step
  5. Viewing Mold Information
  6. Knowledge Check Questions

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