The Layout Part in the Cimatron parting assembly is used to provide centerpoints for locating each molded part. It simplifies mold design because moving a layout point will shift the entire part and runoff associated with it. Several default Layout Parts are supplied with Cimatron, and creating new ones is very easy.
A Layout Part can only contain these two features:
- A dimensioned sketch of the layout points (the dimensions can be linked to the setup table for ease of access)
- A layout UCS on each point (note that a regular UCS will not work)
Adjustment of part position in X or Y is done by changing the sketch point dimensions. Adjustment in Z or part rotation is accomplished by editing the layout UCS (each layout UCS can be adjusted separately when selected).
Categories: Design, Mold
Tag: Cimatron 13