Using Toolmaker for designing press tools

You can design press tools by combining PowerShape wireframe, surface and solid modelling techniques and specific Toolmaker functionality:

  1. Orient the part using workplane alignment options.
  2. Model the complex die and punch using surface modelling techniques:
  3. Make modifications to existing addendum surfaces using trim region editing and surface limiting tools. Results from formability simulation software will help you identify the changes you need to make.
  4. Use additional press-specific functionality to reduce the time take to design press tools. This functionality includes:
  5. Use solid modelling and assembly modelling to add standard components such as pillars and posts to complete the press die tool.