Importing a Model

This task shows you how to open the workbench and to import a part.
You can also use scaling and affinity functions to take account of shrinkage. 

More information about the parameters is available in the Import Model Parameters chapter.

Ensure that you have a CATProduct (and not a CATPart) in the viewer and select this product before entering Core & Cavity Design workbench.
To optimize the communication with Mold Tooling Design whenever possible, there are some naming conventions which, when they exist, optimize the user productivity. They are in no way mandatory. They apply to:
  • a CATPart named MoldedPart
  • some surfaces inside the CATPart Molded Part.

If there is a CATPart named MoldedPart inside a CATProduct, then this CATPart can be activated as opposed to the CATProduct to create the import.
When the product is activated and the import is requested, then by default the created CATPart is named Moldedpart.

  1. Select a CATProduct and open the workbench via Start > Mechanical Design > Core &  Cavity Design.

  2. Click Import model in the Import Model toolbar.
    Choose file FilterCover.CATPart from the samples/SliderDirection directory.
    Select a local axis system and enter a Scaling ratio of 1.01.

  3. Click OK. The solid is imported and created in the screen and in the specification tree.