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new .idcl for mold

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04-16-2013 07:22 PM

how to create or edit existing .idcl mold catalogue for injection mold.

We are using 'Hales' type injection moulds and I would like to create .idcl for my library to use it with Inventor Tooling.

can somebody advise me how to do it?

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Re: new .idcl for mold

04-17-2013 01:21 AM in reply to: 2grumpy


The existing Mold libraries(.idcl) are read-only and you cannot edit them.

Because you used 'Hales' type injection moulds and they are not in the existing Mold libraries, so I think there are two methods for you:

-For the standard parts, you can create a library and publish them into your library(.idcl). And you need to use Place from Content Center command below Assembly tab to place them from your library into mold assembly. But you only can use normal assembly commands to handle them and Tooling commands cannot recognize them.

-For the Mold Base, you can use the Mold Base Author command to author them as mold base, and then you can use User Mold Base to place it into Mold environment. The details of Mold Base Authoring please refer to the following link:

Mingwei Gao
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Re: new .idcl for mold

04-17-2013 02:49 PM in reply to: 2grumpy

Thanks for the advice. I am familiar with both methods for 'workaround' of the problem and using it, however it is not gratifying. It create a lot of more work.  luck one of the major tooling components manufacturer does not give good credential to the software.

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