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RhinoMold 3.0 Professional

Mold makers have with RhinoMold 3.0 a new plug-in for NURBS modeling with Rhinoceros® 3.0. RhinoMold offers the possibility to design complete molds quickly and exactly. A complete set of tools facilitates an exact analysis of plastic pieces and allows a profesional mold construction.

Improvements in RhinoMold 3.0

Multilanguage support - this new version has been rewritten for multilanguage support like Czech, German, English, Spanish, French, and Italian. There's also support for Asian languages like Japanese, Chinese, and Korean.

Undo/Redo - important improvements in Undo/Redo features. All commands support full undo/redo.

New analyse tools - new tools like high-level CAD software are included: dynamic draft angles, move by surfaces, dynamic rules, viewport deformation...

Split cavity-core - important improvements in these tools: identify each surface and remember original position, movements, groups...

Parametrical Plates - like solid CAD software, in Rhinomold 3.0 it is now possible to create a plate and edit the parameters later only with two clicks.

Non-plates components library - includes more than 45.000 components from the most important mold component manufacturers like Hasco, DME, Futaba, and Misumi.

RhinoMold Wizard - you can create molds very fast from mold component manufacturers like Hasco and DME. An update system has been developed to include new libraries from our website. Plates created in RhinoMold 3.0 are editable like in software for solids.

Workgroups - all features are adapted for workgroups, you can share all the libraries and create group user libraries.

Analyse Module:

Compare Models - tool to geometrically compare two files, two layers or two selections. This tool is useful to find the differences between two versions of the same piece.

Open Compare - separates the compared pieces for an easier analyze of their differences.

Draft Angle - analyzes the draft angle of a model, you can define the minimum angle. This angle is relative to the engrave that you apply to the mold.

Dynamic Draft Angle New!!! - this is a tool from the high-level CAD systems. You can move the mold vector in real time and analyze the dynamic draft angle of a model, you can define the minimum angle. This angle is relative to the engrave that you apply to the mold.

Compute Weight Improved!!! - computes the weight of a 3D model depending on the plastic material density. In this version you can work with both with surfaces and polysurfaces.

Unified Normals - unifies surface normals.


Orient from a line to CPlane New!!!- when you analyze which is the best mold vector with Dynamic Draft Angle, you can create a line mold vector. With this tool you can orient the model in your current CPlane using this line.

Minimum distance between surfaces Improved!!!- this is a fast tool to analyze the thickness of a model.

Move by surfaces New!!! - this tool allows to move a model from a position to another in common surfaces. It is very useful when you receive a model from a customer and you want move it for a better control. If you receive a new version of the same piece, you will probably not remember the movement changes you made. With this tool you can select a surface common to both models and stack them more easily and safely.

Dynamic rules New!!! - this is a high-level CAD software tool that allows to measure a 3D model faster. Select the model and show a dynamic rule in XY, ZX and ZY. You can then adapt the precision dynamically.

Viewport deform New!!! - this is a high-level cad software tool and it allows to deform the view in one direction. This tool is used to detect inflexions in curves and surfaces.

Select surfaces by radius and maximum radius - selects surfaces by radius. When you want to machine a model, you can select surfaces depending on the maximum radius of the tool you will use. If it does not select any surface, you can machine the whole model with this tool. If it detects some surfaces, you can not machine this surface because the tool is too big.

Split Cavity-Core Module:

Split cavity-core Improved!!! - cavity-core split algorithm has been considerably improved and now it always remembers which group each surface belongs to and registers all file changes.

Split Cavity-Core Module for Meshes:

Split cavity-core for meshes New!!! - new cavity-core split calculation for meshes that allows to work with meshes as if they were surfaces.

Partition line for meshes New!!! - extracts partition curves directly from meshes.

Split by curve for mesh New!!! - new cavity-core split system for meshes. You only need to define the partition curve from a side view and RhinoMold will detect it and will separate the meshes.

Attach meshes New!!! - tool to assign meshes to cavity, core or unsigned groups, the same as the split tool for surfaces.

Show/Hide for meshes New!!! - easily manages cavity, core and unsigned groups, hides and shows them with only a click, regardless how they are distributed in layers.

Select nearest triangle New!!! - select a mesh triangle and find the adjacent triangles with only a clic.

Select triangles by region New!!! - triangle selection algorithm from the same group.

Select triangles by angle New!!! - triangle selection algorithm by angle. You can select an angle and specify the degree.

Plates Design Module:

RhinoMold Wizard New!!!- creates the plates of a mold, using the standards from the most important manufacturers. This module supports update via internet, so you can extend your libraries. You can also define your molds and save them as User Molds.
In RhinoMold 3.0 all the plates are solids and can be edited parametrically.

Parametric Editable Plates New!!! - the plates are created as solids, and each plate is editable with only one click. Now you can define the mid point, 0,0,Z and the direct point with the same command.

Plate Edit Tool New!!!- edits the parameters of a plate.

Mold Design Module:

Shrinkage Improve!!! - Apply shrinkage to a model. You can modify the list to add the most frequently used plastics. In v3.0 the shrinkage factor is saved in the file. This way we avoid errors caused when applying twice a shrinkage to a model.

Hasco Library Improve!!! - RhinoMold 3.0 includes more than 1800 components, classified under 26 groups. You can share the library via intranet and install the library in a server. It is not necessary to have the files installed locally.

 


RhinoMold 3.5 Express

RhinoMold 3.5 Express Edition offers the main functionalities of RhinoMold in analise, split cavity and core, insert design and quotations.
It is a good complement for mold makers and engineering offices.




Improved new tools:

Compare Models - tool to geometrically compare two files or two selections. This tool is useful to find the differences between two versions of the same piece. Now the algorithm is improved and the interface is more integrated in the Rhinoceros interfaces. In RhinoMold 3.0 the comparation tools consisted of 4 icons, now it is all integrated in one dock window.

Dynamic Draft Angle- this is a tool from the high-level CAD systems. The user can move the mold vector in real time and analyze the dynamic draft angle of a model, and define the minimum angle. This angle is relative to the engrave that is applied to the mold. This new dialog is more compact than the older versions.

Compute Weight - computes the weight of a 3D model depending on the plastic material density. In this version we have improved the common plastic library. This library is shared between other commands of RhinoMold like Shrinkage,... The dialog is dockable.

Dynamic Section - this is a new tool of this version. It is very useful to analyse the model.
The tool creates a visual section and allows the user to move and orient the plane dynamically, define an origin point of the plane and create a real section.

Dynamic Thickness- this is a new tool of this version. It is very useful to analyse the thickness of the model.
When the user sets the cursor on a object the program dynamically shows the thickness. When the user clicks, the program creates a note.

Dynamic Rules- this is an improved version of this tool. It is very useful to analyse the model. This is a high-level CAD software tool that allows to measure a 3D model faster. Select the model and show a dynamic rule in XY, ZX and ZY. You can then adapt the precision dynamically. In this new version the dialog is more compacted.

Partition tools- It is a new tool of this version. We have added all the partition tools in a dock window. Now it works with solids, surfaces and digitalizes.
In Split, the user can active the Divide surfaces option, and the program splits all the surfaces if the partition curves run over them.
In this new version, RhinoMold can create automatically the partition surfaces.

Rectangular Insert- this tool creates an insert in the cavity and core. You can change this by clicking on Both and selecting Z pos (positive) and/or Z neg. In this new version, you can create the face of the insert with a draft to make the adjustment easier.

Cylindrical  Insert - this tool creates an insert in the cavity and core. You can change this by clicking on Both and selecting Z pos (positive) and/or Z neg. In this new version, you can create the insert with a draft to make the adjustment easier.


Other tools of RhinoMold 3.5 Express Edition:

Unified Normals Improved!!! - unifies surface normals.

Orient from a line to CPlane - when you analyze which is the best mold vector with Dynamic Draft Angle, you can create a line mold vector. With this tool you can orient the model in your current CPlane using this line.

Minimum distance between surfaces - this is a fast tool to analyze the thickness of a model.

Move by surfaces - this tool allows to move a model from a position to another in common surfaces. It is very useful when you receive a model from a customer and you want move it for a better control. If you receive a new version of the same piece, you will probably not remember the movement changes you made. With this tool you can select a surface common to both models and stack them more easily and safely.

Viewport deform - this is a high-level cad software tool and it allows to deform the view in one direction. This tool is used to detect inflexions in curves and surfaces.

Select surfaces by radius and maximum radius - selects surfaces by radius. When you want to machine a model, you can select surfaces depending on the maximum radius of the tool you will use. If it does not select any surface, you can machine the whole model with this tool. If it detects some surfaces, you can not machine this surface because the tool is too big.

Quotations tools:

Compute quotations - With this tool you can creates quotations very precises in a short time, after of define the parameters, the user can define times, cost, etc..., and publish it in Microsoft Excel.

Compute cost of piece -With this tool you can calculate the cost of an injected piece considering the number of optimum cavities and the mold life cycle.