MySolidWorks Learning: Introduction to Mold Design

In addition to the countless other things to learn from MySolidWorks Learning, mold design is of particular importance. Molds are used for so many common objects that they have become an extremely easy and cost-effective way to mass produce high quality items – when done correctly. From car dashboards to bottle caps, molds are critical to create many everyday items. Furthermore, understanding how to work with mold tools is an important skill to have on your engineering resume.


If you’re ready to include molding in your skill set, this MySolidWorks Learning session will teach you exactly how to design and create a mold. SOLIDWORKS Mold Tools can be used for plastic, cast, stamped, formed, and forged designs. The tools fully integrate product design, mold design, and validation in one package, which saves you time and also reduces costs.

This session will provide you with an introduction to the various Mold Tools that prepare parts for injection molding, including scaling, split line, parting surface, and shut-off surfaces. After walking through the part preparation process, you will learn how cores and cavities can be created in SOLIDWORKS. At the end of the lesson, you will successfully be able to:

  • Identify the parting plane.
  • Create a parting surface.
  • Create shut-off surfaces.
  • Create mold body, core and cavity.


Remember that MySolidWorks Learning is a great tool that you can combine with SOLIDWORKS Instructor-led training. MySolidWorks Learning offers 10+ hours of absolutely FREE content available to you whenever and wherever you want! Further, users with active SOLIDWORKS Subscription Services have access to 30+ hours of content at no additional cost. What are you waiting for? Click here to get started


Mike Fearon

Mike Fearon

Senior Manager Brand Offer Marketing, Dassault Systemes SOLIDWORKS. Video game world champion and whisky advocate. I like turtles.