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Exit the sketch to create the punch. Now activate the punch in Station 2. Right-click Notching 1 in the feature tree and select Apply To Station Create another Notching punch that is a rectangular shaped.

In order to reference add relationships and dimension to the other punch sketches other punches to create new punches you can turn them on and off when necessary. Click Rectangle and create a rectangle as shown. When creating several notching punches many steps can be saved by proceeding directly to the next notch creation and then activating the punches later in the process.

This function is called Create Notch Batch Mode. Exit Sketch and click Yes to continue the design of next notching feature.

Create another punch for cutting off the part. Click Rectangle and create a rectangle as shown in the detail below. Exit sketch. No additional notching punches are needed at this time so click No to exit the notching punch design.

Splitting an operation into multiple operations There are many cases when an existing punch needs to be modified or divided into many operations. For this we can use the Split Punch approach in lieu of creating individual punches from scratch. Create a Split Punch 1. Right-click Notching 3 in the feature tree and select Create Split Punch. Click Circle and sketch a 9mm diameter circle in the center of Notching 3. Tip: It may be helpful to show the sketch of Notching 3 to draw a centerline from top to bottom.

The midpoint of the centerline will be the center of the Splitting Punch. Mirroring an operation Mirroring a 3DQuickPress punch requires the SolidWorks surface geometry of the punch to be mirrored first.

Inside 3DQuickPress, the surface geometry is defined as a punch, allowing the manipulation of station location and active state independent of the original geometry.

However, since 3DQuickPress manages this operation, displaying these surfaces is not often necessary. Occasionally it is appropriate to access these associated hidden surfaces.

This exercise focuses on using native SolidWorks functions I. Select the mirrored faces from the Surface Bodies folder of the flyout FeatureManager design tree and click. Station assignment of the Punches: Right-click on the notching features in the feature tree and using Apply To move the punches to the positions indicated below. Rightclick on the features indicated in red and select Activate Here. Case Study 3 2: Strip Layout Swap Part Method For highly formed parts where feature recognition does not apply, the swap part feature can assist with strip layout creation.

For this case study, In-place Cutting Features will be applied for trimming and piercing operations that are not in the original blank station or that occurs after forming operations.

Translate and rotate will be used to rotate the part coplanar to the cut opening. These operations can be used in conjunction with the feature recognition methods. The 3DQuickForm Professional software module was used to create the forming steps and blank development for this case study.

Saving the Flat Blank Solid 1. Open part file swap part forming. Right-click on the Extrude 1 body and select Insert into New Part. Save the part in the Strip-Swappart folder and name it swap part forming-blank. Create Unfold and Strip Layout 1. Select the highlighted face as the fixed face. Save the part in the Strip- Swappart folder and name it swap part forming-strip layout. Select Yes on the warning.

Insert the active unfolding part into the blank layout? Select the edge indicated below. Under Entities Positioning enter deg for the angle. Select Center to Origin. Parameters Optimization Stations Select the y-reference option as Strip Middle Input the width of the strip mm Input the blank orientation with respect to the strip 0. Modify Stations with Swap Part 1. Return to the swap part forming part. Return to the swap part forming-strip layout part.

Select the swap part forming. Check the box next to Face Groups in the feature tree. Set the color of the Top Surfaces to light green. Set the color of the Bottom Surfaces to dark green. Note: All surfaces can be turned on and inserted at one time, but it is often easier to control if this is done one step at a time.

Drag and drop the swap part forming [1] from the Unprocessed Features folder to Station Return to the swap part forming part. Set the color of the Top Surfaces to light purple. Set the color of the Bottom Surfaces to dark purple. Drag and drop the swap part forming [2] from the Unprocessed Features folder to Station 5 2. Set the color of the Top Surfaces to light blue.

Set the color of the Bottom Surfaces to dark blue 8. Drag and drop the swap part forming [3] from the Unprocessed Features folder to Station Save the part.

Editing the Swap Part Stations The part will need to be rotated to allow a normal cut of the square opening. This will be accomplished using the 3DQuickPress Xform command to rotate the part so that the surface is coplanar with the stock material. The part will then be pierced with an In-place Cut Feature. Sketch a horizontal construction line beneath the part in station 6, and exit the sketch.

Rename the sketch to Rotation. Under Associated Blank check the box for Create Inverse Xform, under the Rotation parameter select the centerline previously sketched and enter 7 deg for the rotation angle. Creating an In-Place cut operation 1. Establish the pierce opening in station 7. Right-click on the face indicated below and selects Export Selected Faces. Select No to the message: Do you want to export the strip with bend lines?

Right-click on the surface and Insert Sketch. Select the edges of the hole in the center of the face and click Convert Entities from the Sketch toolbar. Select Insert, Surface, Planar to create a new surface bounded by the converted entities.

Under Cutting Faces, select the newly created square surface. Under Show Start From input 6. Note: By select the face of station 6 it will fill the opening for the pierce in station 6 up to the end of the strip. Activate the In-Place cutting operation 1. Unfolding and Strip Layout were the first two steps. With the Strip created you are now going to proceed to add the 3D components that will represent the tooling that will make contact with the strip layout design operations.

In essence, you are designing around the strip, wrapping it with tooling to define the components that form and or guide the strip. The next step will be to wrap the Punch Design with the die set to complete the 3D design portion of the Tool.

The process is highly automated to maintain standards while allowing for custom input for job specific parameters. Many new tools are introduced to assist you with creating and editing these components and die settings. The Process Create the punch design assemblies Create punches automatically and semi-automatically. Apply UDCs to add stock guides and pilot punches Translate and Separate components Check for interference and modify for clearance.

Add non-graphical data Properties to components in groups to automate organization, selection, detailing and Bill or Materials. You will define the die set parameters for the tool so that the die set itself will be automatically created in the following design steps.

You will use automatic punch design and semi-automatic punch design tools to accomplish placing pilots, lancing, piecing, notching, and bending operations. You will also be introduced to some productivity tools to move, copy, and edit components. Finally you will add addition intelligence by applying SolidWorks Properties in a group selection technique. This tutorial will based on the following strip layout: Pilot Hole Notching Bending Piercing Lancing Piercing Cutoff Starting a new Punch Design project Starting a new punch design is an automated process with the ability to adjust the parameters of the project.

The process starts with an existing strip layout design and the software will lead the user through a series of questions requesting project specific information. Then 3DQuickPress will create the new files parts and assemblies. The user will continue the design process by adding custom components for each die operation. Open the file named P1 Strip Layout. Leave all other settings at the default values and click to finish the command.

The Component Clearance PropertyManager should automatically open. By un-checking these two items, clearance bodies will not be created for punches in the Upper and Middle plates even though there is a clearance value greater than entered. This is a Shop Practices decision that should be known before punch design continues otherwise the clearance holes for these punches through these plates will need to be manually created and or the punches will need to be recreated with 3DQuickPress commands.

After the die set is created and die set Holes are run, the clearance will be for these plates. Manufacturing process can then use the nominal opening and add clearance compensation during the CAM programming stage for the true clearances. This is editing the actual die set even though it has not been created in 3D yet. The DSS die set Structure part contains the 2D driving sketches that will eventually be used to create the 3D die set parts and assemblies.

Exit edit sketch and exit Edit Component Mode. Reorder the components in the FeatureManager design tree. This is a best practice since you will be accessing the DSS file often. Therefore, having P1 Strip Layout at the top of the FeatureManager design tree makes it easy to find and select. Select the Die set center tab at the top of the new window. Select Update DSS to confirm the change.

Exit the window. Create Cutting Punches 1. Define the Punches. The option Show created is added to the Punch Definition Table to show those cutting features for which punches have been previously created. Cutting features of the primary strip layout will be shown in a dark color while cutting features of other strip layout will be shown in grey.

Default cutting punch components will be named using the format project number-cutting feature name. When there is a patterned cutting feature, a bracket with the instance number of the cutting feature is added to the station number.

Create the Cutting Punches Automatically 1. Select All under the Selection parameter. This will get us started very quickly yet further design changes will need to be made to this Punch to complete. Go to a Front View. Under the Definition parameters select Rect. Note: The 2 faces selected drive the punch size automatically. Transfer the Lancing Faces from the Strip part to the Punch part for ease of design and performance.

Check Selection parameter, and choose Top Faces. Select the 2 faces below, and then click SL Features. Check Selection parameter, and choose Bottom Faces. There are two reasons why exporting the face to the part is important. With the faces in the punch part, the user can open the punch on its own to further design in the part mode in lieu of working in the assembly to do part design. The typical user will design more efficiently in SolidWorks Part Mode since it is easiest.

In-Context relationship features are very powerful. However, they complicate the design and reduce performance greatly.

Now you will design in the part mode to further design the Lance forming faces. Edit Sketch 1 of Extrude 1 and change dimensions to 3mm and 10 mm. Then exit the sketch. Right-click Extrude1 and click Edit Feature. Change the end condition to Up To Vertex, and select the vertex of the exported surface. Right-click on the end face of Extrude 1, Insert Sketch Sketch a Rectangle, coincident to the corners of the exported surface. Edit Sketch 2 of Extrude 1 and change dimensions to 6mm and 12 mm.

Change the display style to wireframe. This will return you to the Punch Design Assembly. Save the assembly. Create L-Bend Assembly automatically 1. Click A to select the bend in the graphics area. Also click on Compound Bending 1 inside Bending Features selection box of property manager and select template LD Click to finish the command. It adds the ability to check for interference between solids and surfaces.

Also, it gives you the ability to automatically transfer the interfering faces and or bodies to the part level. This allows the user to see and design at the part mode around the actual interferences. The interferences are listed in the FeatureManager design tree and are time stamped. They can be deleted, hidden, and are not associated with the original part that from which they were transferred to avoid complex relationships.

This is done for reasons similar to those for Export Faces. Click YES to the warning message. This will open Windows Explorer. The folder will contain links for parts that have interference. Double-click the link to open the document. Change to an Isometric View. Right-click the top face and Insert Sketch. Click Normal To to set the view to the sketch plane. Sketch a Center Line and from A to B. Sketch a Rectangle from point A to point B. Click Smart Dimension. Detail the sketch as shown below.

Click Extrude Cut, change the end condition to Through All. Change the Display Style back to Shaded with Edges. Right-click the Surface Bodies folder, select Hide. Save and close the file. Create a Pilot with a UDC 1. Change to a Front View.

Under the Definition parameter, select Pilots for PRL type, select Pilot for the Pilot type, select the Round Type radio button, and select the face indicated below. Click Next, Set the pilot hole clearance to 0. Under the Size parameter set X to 15mm and Y to 8mm. Translating Components 1. Select one of the GuideLifter parts from the graphic window. In the Assembly Utilities window select the GuideLifter assembly. Close the Assembly Utilities window.

Change only in the X direction and set the delta X value to mm. The upper guide will need to be cut for clearance purposes while the lower guide remains the same. This will require a standard part to be slightly customized and documented appropriately without changing the original instance s in this design and the Library component for all designs.

Click Save. Right-click the upper guide and select Edit Part. Cut the corner with dimension 4mm x 2. Exit edit part mode. Note: The original part is not modified even though the separated part is modified. Therefore 3DQuickPress has enhanced the ability to add properties to Parts while in the Assembly design mode with group methods. File properties are very important to the design process for many reasons, such as, advanced selection and change, detail drafting, and Bill of Material automation just to name a few.

The 3DQuickPress Edit File Properties tool can also be customized to predefine your standards and avoid manual entry of text.

Enquiry Mode Grouping When the Enquiry Mode button is depressed the Properties of selected components are shown in the dialog box table immediately. Grouping Filters allows the user to organize and simplify the file properties by a name. When this is selected, only the properties connected to the title block of a drawing are shown.

Edit configuration specific properties or File properties. Apply the table content to select components and keep editing. Exit the function. The color of the dialog property item number acts as a key. It tells the user how the current group compares to the selected part file s existing properties. For instance, if the number is red, that file property does not currently exist in the selected part.

If the number is gray then the property exists in the selected part and the current value is displayed. If you choose to Apply add the group properties that currently do not exist in the currently selected part file s the field will update to green to indicate that the Apply was successful.

Set the Grouping to Title block. Fill in the Values using the existing pull down options or type in some example information like listed above. Select any component to apply the properties to. Tip: Use window select to pick groups of components.

Click Apply. Click the Enquiry Mode button depressed and click on any component. The selected component will display its existing File Properties. Unfolding, Strip Layout and Punch Design were the first three steps. With a Punch Design assembly started you are now ready to create a new die set design assembly that will incorporate the strip and portion of the punch design assemblies.

The process is highly automated to maintain standards while allowing for modifications. Many new tools and techniques are introduced to assist you with creating and editing the Die Set, standard components, and clearance holes. The die set assembly is not the simple addition of all parts and assemblies created thus far. The die set creation is a special combination of some of the punch design assemblies. Not all assemblies are inserted to the die set Assembly.

The top level punch design assembly is not inserted into the die set design. In addition, the master or Operation-Based Strip Layout part is not inserted into the die set assembly. The Operation Based Strip Layout Part is converted to a new, associated linked , simplified part file that represents the strip for performance and visualization purposes.

The strip is represented by the upper and lower material surfaces. Performance is also enhanced since it is not actively associative checking for updates on every rebuild but, passively associated to the original strip layout part. After the creation of the die set the addition of standard components is automated with layout techniques and tools for ease of insertion and modification. Finally, die set holes and clearances can be manually and automatically calculated for the user for both standard and project specific components.

These clearances are calculated and created with intelligence File Properties in an active and passive timing depending on the tools used.

These tools aid the user in ensuring accuracy which in turn reduces days of tedious design tasks to minutes. This allows the designer to focus on fine-tuning and checking the design. The steps of creating layout sketches, adding standard components, checking for and resolving interference, adding file properties for estimating, and creating the die set holes and clearances will all be covered through these exercises.

Case Study 5 1 : Initiate die set Creation 1. Set the die set Templates to Click to finish the command. Input T5 Strip Layout for the filename and click Save. The Sketch is created in any way you would like. However, 3DQuickPress offers many options to automate common design layouts.

The sketch is a series of point entities along with dimensions and relationships. These points are used to pattern the components. This Layout sketch can also be reused for other components that will need to be added later. It is recommended to name the sketch for ease of modification. If change is needed, the user simply edits a point in the sketch to add or remove instances of the related part s.

Select the Front Plane from the feature tree. Select the Legacy Layout Sketch Function. Input X-Size mm and Y-Size mm. Rename sketch1 to Socket Head. Select CBxx-xxx. Under Part Configuration select CB Under Position select the face indicated below and set the distance from reference location to 2mm. Under Layout Sketch select the Socket Head sketch from the feature tree. Insert Guide Pins to the Upper Subassembly 1. Hide the top plates. Rename sketch1 to Guide Pins.

Select SGPHxx-xxx. Organization and reuse are the benefits to this approach. Remember, all layout sketches can be found quickly by going to the common part to create and edit sketches even though the parts are located in different sub-assemblies. This allows the user to work in smaller assemblies versus working at the master assembly which will always be the largest and most complicated.

Select SGBDxx-xx. Insert Guide Pins to the Lower Subassembly 1. Case Study 5 3 : Interference and Clearance design Interference and clearance design is crucial for a tool to function the first time it is manufactured. Therefore, 3DQuickPress has enhanced the interference detection capabilities for the die designer to quickly find and resolve these areas of collision.

The added capabilities of 3DQuickPress interference detection include: Solid to surface interference Interference file short cuts to track and resolve which components have the interference Insertion of interference bodies into the component with a time stamped folder per interference situation Selective targets and tools to control the scope and rebuild time per calculation.

Select Yes to the warning message to open the folder. Double-click on the link to open the interfering parts then set display to wireframe. Note: These are Windows shortcuts to the files that have interference in them the Targets , to keep track and easily locate the files with interferences. It commonly occurs that many parts interfere and each must be edited to design proper clearance.

The interference bodies surfaces and or solids are located in. Select the interference bodies into the Clearance entities. Set the Geometry to Rectangular.

Set the Fillet Radius to 3mm. Set the W to mm and L to 3mm, and Depth to 10mm. After the clearances are created, you can hide the interference bodies by right-clicking them in the FeatureManager design tree and select Hide.

Note: If preferred, the interference bodies can also be suppressed or deleted. However, standard relationship dependencies apply since you potentially could have created a sketch relation to edges of the interfering body. This is easily resolved by editing the sketches that have dangling relations after the bodies have been deleted or suppressed.

Suppression of these bodies is recommended since they will be needed in the file for revision purposes. Suppression will allow the bodies to remain in the file without affecting the performance of the software. Adding and Updating File Properties for current Die Set Users often require information about the custom non-standard components in a die design. This information is necessary for estimating material and other reasons.

Since the design is changing at a rapid pace the user should request these properties be created and updated regularly if changes are occurring. Change to the top view of the Die and select the lower left corner for the Datum point and click. Tip: To view the results of this command, open any non-standard component and select File, Properties. Other properties added are highlighted below.

The Component Properties Update function needs to be run again to update all parts. User still have the option to not creating holes and clearances to save time and improve performance. Since the true clearance bodies are not known until the full assembly is created, individually creating the clearances is not a recommended design strategy.

This is primarily based on a part s File Properties, file location, and subassembly location. This is a very powerful cavity a. It is executed in a batch mode to maximize effectiveness and save time. The function calculates the many scenarios that exist since the combinations and logic must be considered for many different component types in one calculation.

Check options Ignore Fasteners and Update if available. Select all die plates that require the cavity. The die set Holes will be cut automatically. The color of the face implies a tolerance and or type of machining for that face or surface. Note: The setup of the color key, naming, and definitions for the manufacturing functions of 3DQuickPress are covered in the Administrative Setup and Customization chapter later in this training manual.

Ignore Fasteners Any component that has the IsFastener file property will be ignored in the cavity. Update if available If previous cavity feature is found in the die plates, the cavity feature will be updated instead of creating a new cavity feature. Information to Components Sort Balloons. Select a vertex as the origin. The hole data is displayed in the feature tree for review and modification before completing the table. Selecting one of the identified hole types in the top selection box under the Hole Type parameter will display the tag prefix, size callout, and starting item number.

These parameters can be changed for each hole. Holes can also be removed from the table by selecting the hole from the Hole Type list and pressing the Delete Type button. Click to finish the hole table dialog. A text based hole table will be generated. The tag of each hole will be placed next to the hole in the drawing view.

Drag a window around the first half of the hole table and drag it onto the drawing. Repeat this process for the second half of the table. Below shows some of the result of the hole table created.

Expand Drawing View 1 in the feature tree. Select the lower left corner of the die plate as the origin. Enable the Sketches and Edges option.

Click to proceed. Change the Tag Prefix to P. Move the new table onto the drawing. Save the drawing. Select entities to be sectioned through. A red line will be show for the preview of the section line.

Click and drag vertical edges of this sketch to make any adjustments. Select the section line, and click Section View from the view layout toolbar. Place the section view below the current drawing view. Select the two edges indicated below. The hole callout with the size and depth information will be created automatically. Select the highlighted edges. Enter Wire Cut for Text, 0. Select the horizontal and vertical side edges as the references.

Select the top face in the drawing view as selected entities. Select Four Side for Dimension Placement. Enable Use Mfg. Apply Mfg. Color Info. Right-click Drawing View 1 and select Open Part. Click Mfg. Tools toolbar. Select WEDM1 as the manufacturing information for the cavity cut feature. Select the indicated face below to select the cavity feature. Click Set color for selected feature to assign color for the cavity feature. The mfg. This may require you to rebuild the part.

Hold control and select the 4 outside faces of the plate, and select Mill1 as the manufacturing information. Click Set color for selected face to assign color for side faces.

Click Assign Color to Face to assign existing display color to face. Continue applying manufacturing methods to the part as indicated above.

Select Sketch44 on feature tree, and select Drill1 as the Mfg. Click Set color for selected sketch to assign color for the sketch.

Save and close the part. It is an editing function to sort the balloon in a logical order for ease of blue print reading. The balloon number is a new file property which is created and substituted once the sort command is utilized. The new file property is added to the part files that are unique to the current project.

Click Yes to create and place the BOM 6. The balloons are now in a Clockwise sequence after Sort is executed. Note: The standard components are identified as S ; S for Standard, then the number callout. Since these are shared files amongst many projects 3DQuickPress does not add a unique file property to the part itself. Standard components are tracked with a text file database per project noting the qty and the description of these components.

Whether you are changing the original 3D part model or if you are modifying the die set drawings, the associative nature of the software was designed with the change process in mind. In this chapter, you will study several different case studies to illustrate these techniques. There are many ways to make changes to designs and with that in mind the user should understand that there are different approaches depending on the status of the release process.

Another consideration to making changes is the time available. Some changes could be made at the product design stage or the part level. Other changes may be more practical if they are made at the flat blank tooling level, while others can be made at the detail drawing level.

Case Study 7 1 : Blanking Punch Process In this scenario, an engineering change has been issued to make a change to the type of operations to develop the strip layout.

Hiding, deleting, reordering, and creating new operations are covered in this case study. Creating the new punching operation 1.

Open strip layout part named T Strip Layout. Click File, Save as and save the part as Blankoff. Delete all notching punches except Notching 1 and Split Notching 1. To delete a notching feature, right-click the notching feature in the feature tree and select Delete. Delete all the sketch entities. Establish cutting clearance for the blanking punch. Select the upper blank and Offset Sketch Entities a distance of 0.

Click to finish. Exit Sketch. Create a blanking punch for the lower blank. Select the lower blank and Offset Sketch Entities a distance of 0. Click to finish offset command.

Repeat for Blank. Select the Tutorial-Align [1] component in the Associated Blank window of the feature tree and set the Z distance to mm under Translation. Select the Tutorial-Align [2] component in the Associated Blank window of the feature tree and set the Z distance to mm under Translation.

Right-click Xform Part 1, select Apply To, set the station to 5. Repeat for Xform Part Save the part. Changing the original solid part geometry Part designs change constantly. Therefore, 3DQuickPress takes advantage of the parametric nature of SolidWorks to allow these changes to update the strip layouts automatically.

Open and modify the original unfold part. Sketch an 8mm diameter circle on the midpoint of the rectangular opening in the part. Extrude cut, Through All. Switch to Strip Layout window. Activate any piercing geometry that may have changed. When making a design change using the My Blank option, changes can be made to the My Blank Layout sketch.

If changes must be made to the part model, then those changes also need to be made to the My Blank sketch for the updates to show in the Strip Layout, Punch Design, or die set Design.

Open the part file Cylindrical fix face. This creates a new blank sketch to modify unfolding results. First, the inside hole was created when the part was in the folded position.

For manufacturing purposes the hole will be pierced in the flat blank layout. Second, fillets will be added to the corners of the tabs.

Hold control and select both segments of the circle. Select the original spline segments and check the box For Construction in the feature tree. Select the new sketch circle and add a Fixed relationship to lock it in place. Add a Sketch Fillet with radius of 1mm to the inside corners of the blank. The addition of the fillet will update the punches in the Punch Design. Close the sketch from the confirmation corner. In this case study, the unfolded part, strip layout design, and punch design assembly are already completed.

A design change from the product designers calls for the tooling to be updated to reflect these part changes. Using sketching tools, the user will make some modifications to the original solid model part. Following the change, the 3DQuickPress data needs to be updated for the unfolded part, strip layout part and the punch design assemblies. Right-click on the face below and Insert Sketch. Complete the sketch as shown below.

Drag and drop Piercing 27 and Piercing 28 from Unprocessed Features to Station 2 to activate these features. Click Yes when asked to rebuild the punch design. Right-click Piercing Right-click the red cutting punch surface for Piercing 28 and select Create Punch. Save and close the assembly. What is a XML Notepad file XML Extensible Markup Language data file that uses tags to define objects and object attributes, formatted much like an HTML document, but uses custom tags to define objects and the data within each object; can be thought of as a text-based database.

Expand DSS folder 3. Expand the Component folder. Inside of the Components folder you will find 4 sub-folders called Plates, Inserts, Strip, and Standard parts.

Expand the plates folder. The plate group is already setup top to bottom similar to a cross-section of a die design, so when adding a new plate place it in its correct location. Add a New Plate to the Group. Right click on the folder above or below the location you would like to add a plate and select Copy.

Right click again at the same location and Paste. Once you have pasted the new folder at the same location, drag it to the correct tree location and drop it as shown by the arrow below. The groups called Plates are set for all the plates inserting into the Die Set Design.

Relationship between 3DQP. Select Lab 2 Tool Display Tab. Main User Interface. Selecting the 1 st pull down tab allows you to decide how many Levels Deep you will see in the feature manager tree. Selecting the Show pull down this will allow you to choose to see Assemblies, Part or all files. The Refresh Button simply refreshes the tree displayed. Search for Detail Number 1. The Find Tab allows the user to search for a specific detail after a design has been completed, the detail number will be entered into the box, by selecting search, 3DQPress will Isolate the detail.

Utilities Tool Bar. The 3DQP Tools pull down tab. Reset Display Show all top level components in the assembly except those suppresses in the graphics window.

Explode Tab After an assembly is made from multiple designs then the explode tab can be used to separate the designs for viewing.

Share Component Tab This will allow you to share a component from current design to a new design. Compare Tap Allows you to compare components to each other to see if they are identical. By selecting the SolidWorks part or assembly then selecting one of these Icons you can Add a property, Subtract a property or Check to see what property has already been added if any.

If this happens the user can use the 3DQP utilities to separate them and continue to design, although the die set template should be updated before it is used again. Open the die set template and select the U assembly from the feature manager tree of SolidWorks, open the COT Manager select the Setup Tab st test to see if the assembly has a property set already by clicking on the Check Tab. If a property has been already set, features will high light inside the Set Component Information.

If nothing high lights then continue by selecting the Add Tab. By selecting the Add icon will add the property of DocType 85U. To finish setting up the die set template continues with the M and L with the appropriate selection to complete the settings. Setting of other PRL s.

Setting a Process 1. A Process is described as a main assembly of multiple assemblies or part files of a PRL file. A Process can be added on the fly in a design setting after the PRL has been inserted. The PRL should be marked and updated appropriately before using again. Setting a Component Name 1.

New Strip Layout for an old or new Punch Design. New Punch design for an old or new Die Set Design. Open a completed Die Set Design. Select the Design Replication Tab. Select option 2 I have a new strip layout for existing die set. Keep in mind the parts and assemblies that it is coping are still sharing. Go to the feature manager tree and un-suppress the Strip Layout, SolidWorks will ask you to locate the new strip, browse to the location of the new strip layout and select.

Go to the main die set design and insert the new strip layout. Select the setup tab of the COT manager, select the new main assembly in the feature manager tree and the Change Over Tooling Master, then set the property. Insert the 2 nd die set design into the new Main Assembly. Select the refresh icon on the COT Utilities bar. After refreshing the 2 nd die assembly will be setup in the COT Manager. This allows designers and engineers to work continuously through the duration of the project without the threat of interference from others working on the same project.

A master punch assembly is created along with sub-punch assemblies which are distributed to different designers. Any changes on the sub-punch assemblies will update the master punch design assembly. Sub-punch assemblies have their own strip layout display which can be controlled independently of other sub-punch assemblies and the master punch assembly. This mechanism is what allows multiple designers to work concurrently but safely on the same project.

Setting Up The Environment Starting the project with two users on one tool design. Open the file named Concurrent. Enable the Multi-User option. Click to close the Component Clearance dialog accepting the default values. Engineers will store their work in their assigned folder. The master assembly will reflect the combined results of all sub-punch designs.

Only one individual will have the rights to modify the master strip layout. Each individual sub-punch design will be limited to a range of stations. The display of the strip layout for each sub-punch design can be controlled by the individual user. Adding Users 1. Add o No. Click to go to the next screen.

Deleting Users 1. Select the sub-punch design. Select the two sub-punch designs that will be combined. File behavior, custom properties, and manufacturing information are all specific areas of 3DQuickPress that are configurable to the needs of an organization. Adjusting File Behaviors The Special Command option within the 3DQuickPress pull-down menu offers several options that allow the user to file behavior as they are loaded into the working environment.

This function is very helpful when troubleshooting a technical problem between SolidWorks software and the 3DQuickPress Addin. By disabling the 3DQP data from a technical support scenario, the software can identify where and why a problem may be occurring. Only the assembly document is loaded. This option will allow users to save system resources if needed on large assemblies.

Beginner Mode With this option turned off, SolidWorks will allow the creation of external references.

An external reference is created when one document is dependent on another document for its solution. If the referenced document changes, the dependent document changes also. Upon installation this option is turned on by default. These functions are not officially released, so the user may choose to disable or enable these commands or options.

This function allows the user to turn these functions on or off. A Testing Flag is a registry entry that enables or disables a function or capability of the 3DQuickPress software.

This function eliminates the need for registry modification by the user. By enabling this function, 3DQuickPress automates entries of properties such as company standards, reducing tedious repetitive data entry. All properties are added to SolidWorks custom properties. Below is the process to set the file up. From the File Properties command, select edit to access the text file. The symbol indicates a group. The description of the group directly follows the symbol.

The user can create as many groups as needed to effectively organize the data. Each property line following a group callout specifies a property name found in the company’s SolidWorks title block. Otherwise, they may be excluded.

Shown below is a sample of the custom information in the title block. This is the information that will propagate from the SolidWorks Custom Properties of each detail. Note: In a large implementation of 3DQuickPress this only should be modified by the administrator of the system.

The parameters that make up this content are: Properties that are listed in the group The default value per property Pull-down list values These values are available for the user to quickly change with a mouse pick versus manually typing text values helping to avoid typos and assure acceptable company best practices standard tables are utilized. Click Edit button 3. Add the following lines in Note Pad. Customer Info. IT allows the users to combine the CAD designs and bring them in the PTC environment and delivers the best quality with more satisfaction.

All in a nutshell, it is a reliable application for working on the CAD data and work with different designs with great ease. File Password: Pc Software. January 10, Also Download 3DQuickPress 6 for SolidWorks Crack Free Download A variety of powerful designing tools are there as well as conversion features for the data makes it very convenient to handle the data.

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Click 3dquickpress 6 free download finish the offset command. Javelin Technologies offers the complete package; downliad products, good service and value for what you need. Die set design 8. PRLs can automatically create drawings related to the 3D parts and assemblies being incorporated in to unique die designs. Create Cutting Punches 1. Click and drag vertical edges of this sketch to make ссылка adjustments. Pc Software.


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