Positioning a Slider

This task teaches you how to position a slider with respect to the z axis in a slider axis system defined in Core and Cavity Design.
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deleting, dragging and dropping) of components and drilled CATParts. Click here for more information.
You will need a mold base with a molded part.
  1. Open file MoldProduct.CATProduct in the samples/PositionSlider directory.

  2. Expand the tree and hide the injection side of the mold.

  3. Create a slider.
    Position the slider on the appropriate plate (usually the CorePlate , or eventually the CavityPlate) in your mold base
    and use the arrows to set it in place.
    Note that the coordinates are displayed under the cursor as you move it.

  4. Align it with the slider Z axis either by selecting it on the model or by clicking on it in the tree (Slider Direction.1).

  5. Make any other adjustments you may wish and click OK.


Rounding up of  (AP angle)

When you insert a slider, once you have selected a Reference, the Parameters tab is updated as shown below.
You can then manage the associated Angle Pin angle by defining the parameter named Retraction.

The parameter named Retraction defines the length of retraction of the slider
to avoid collision problem (elimination of undercut) during the ejection process.

In the V5 model of the slider, a line representing the needed axis for the Angle Pin has been created.
The tilting angle (AP angle in the drawing below) of this line is modified when the parameter named Retraction is modified.

The parameter named H defines the height of the slider.

When parameters H and/or Retraction are modified, the AP angle is modified but its value might not be an exact value in degrees.
Therefore, the value of Retraction is re-computed to allow the rounding up of AP angle. The Retraction field is updated accordingly.