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Reduce the cost of accurate part production by accelerating injection mold design thanks to a dedicated guided assistant for design and simulation

The CATIA Mold and Tooling Designer role enables a flexible and highly-customizable approach from conceptual to detailed mold tooling design. This role enables the user to automate design tasks and assist user decision-making at any step of a complex mold design:

  • Conceptual design for bidding process including accurate pulling direction and wall thickness analysis, a placeholder for ejectors and cooling systems
  • Anticipate and check manufacturing compliance with plastic injection simulation integrated into the environment of the mold designer
  • Extract parting lines and parting surfaces in dedicated features providing a unique design change automation
  • Re-use complex mechanical systems for earlier kinematics validation
  • Re-use company know-how captured in smart components
  • Catalogs of standard Moldbases equipped with smart components from most of the mold tooling suppliers
  • Seamless 3D Electrode design

Finally, the complete integration within the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform allows work concurrently in teams on the same project.


  • One integrated solution from part design to tooling manufacturing
  • Access to Plastic injection simulation from the environment of the mold designer
  • Automate design tasks and assist user decision-making


  • Core and cavity Separation
    • Many impacts of the plastic part design changes can be managed on the molded part features (Pulling Direction, Parting line, Separation…) with automatic update.
    • Pulling Direction: Easier understanding of separation. Analysis and modification of part topology with reflect or custom line. Computation and visualization of undercuts
    • Parting Line: Flexible parting line design process
    • Separation: Simplified one-click separation. Generation of all separation surfaces from a single full parting line.
    • Automatic fill surface: Fill all the separation side surfaces in one operation
    • Parting surface: Automatic profiles creation on discontinuity points. Automatic Surface creation based on existing profiles. Parting surface wizard with extrude, fill, multisection, sweep surfaces
    • Electrode Creation: Define the area to the electrode using a 2D sketch. Easily create active geometries based on Spark gap parameter
    • Process-oriented plastic injection points ready for injection simulation and mold design
    • Wall thickness analysis
  • Mold Tooling Design
    • Mold base without core & cavity inserts
    • Rectangular, Circular, or user-defined prints patterns
    • Runner & Coolant design on sketch
    • Conformal Coolant design for Additive manufacturing.
    • Tooling component placement with a single command for both standard tooling components as well as Ejectors and Core pins
    • Tooling systems templates including kinematics animations
    • Flexible Mold base Configurator with all major supplier Mold catalogs
  • SIMULIA Plastic Part Filling
    • Simulate the filling phase of the injection molding process for a thermo-plastic part in the context of the mold designer
    • Easy design change propagation up to the simulation