||This task shows you how to
split the cavity plate and the core plate with a surface.
- When splitting a component, all bodies included in the component will
be split. If there is a body that you do not want to split, rename it with
two underscores as a prefix (i.e. body1 becomes __body1).
- When the number of instances of the
component is greater than 1, a dialog box informs you that the component
cannot be split.
- If you wish to have only one instance per reference,
Several Instances per Reference option in Tools >
Options > Mold Tooling Design > Component.
- When ejectors, ejector pins, ejector flats, ejector sleeves and core
pins go through a component that is split, their guided hole length will
be maintained even though their overall length is shortened. Guided hole
length is defined by the Offset Parting parameter.
Split.CATProduct in the samples/Split directory.
Right-click CavityPlate in the specifications
tree and select Split Component in the contextual menu.
The Split Definition dialog box is displayed with
CavitySurface as the proposed splitting surface.
Right-click CorePlate in the specifications
tree and select Split component
in the contextual menu.
The Split Definition dialog is displayed with No
selection (because no Core surface was found in the
Expand the specifications tree and select CoreSide
in the MoldedPart. Click OK.
Here is the result:
||The part of the component that is kept after the split operation depends
on the mold and the component.
Select the Display direction option in the Split
Definition dialog box to display arrows indicating which side of the
component is to be kept.