3D QuickTools Limited announced 3DQuickMold-Lite, available to SolidWorks user to create core/cavity in plastic mold design. The product is a subset of 3DQuickMold, the professional mold design solution which is integrated in the SolidWorks platform.
3DQuickMold-Lite allows mold designer to perform key functions, including mold-splitting and runner/gate design. Integrated with SolidWorks' interface, the company says the solution will save time in mold design and improve design efficiency. The software is free for download to work with SolidWorks 2013.
It provides two types of mold-splitting (surface parting and solid parting) to speed up SolidWorks use. The solution also provides accurate and fast design tools for runner and gate systems, the company says. Designers can use SolidWorks Plastics to run mold flow analysis with all mold details handled by 3DQuickMold-Lite.
For more information, visit 3D QuickTools.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company's website.