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Create rectangular PRL punch Create rectangular PRL assembly Cutting punch customization Create die set template Create rectangular PRL punch Set up file locations: 1.

Pick OK until the Options window closes. Create a rectangular blank punch 1. Click Existing and select Rect. Blank Punch and then click Next Button 5.

Click OK to finish. Rename the datum plane to HL Click Tools, Sketch entities, Rectangle to create a 10mm x 8mm rectangle Click Tools, Sketch entities, Centerline to create a diagonal and add a mid point relationship with Origin. Create a 1mm width rectangle with end points coincident with the 10mm x 8mm sketch, Boss extrude it 5 mm as below Select HL, Insert, Sketch, click finish.

Set the width to 0. Rename the sketch to Slot Create the hole bodies Click the configuration tab , add a configuration and name it to Drawing Select dimension 10 and click OverallX Select dimension 8 and click OverallY In Container, select UC and click Set button In Update Flag, select Yes and click Set button Click the Report button for checking purposes. Click OK Click OK to finish To add your own PRL Parameters copy an existing file called prl param.

Edit this file with Wordpad or Notepad and change the dimension and description columns as you see here and save as same name in r01 folder and close text editor.

In SolidWorks, repeat step 24 thru 26 to connect the two new parameters to the the proper dimensions. Note: Do not select the same dimensions as step 25 and Click File, New, select a drawing template and then select A4-Portrait sheet size.

Add details afterward. Save the draw as R Click Windows, select R Save all files and the PRL rectangular punch is defined. Use Punch Design assembly in last punch design assembly created and use this punch to create the lancing punch. Create rectangular PRL assembly 1. Current document should be R Reverse the extrude direction of Shoulder and HoleSlot-- if necessary.

Switch to configuration Drawing, save.. Create a drawing for R02D. Switch to R02D. Create a new assembly in Folder R02 and save the assembly to R Insert R Make sure that your current window is R Cutting punch customization Topics covered:?

You should always customize PRL in either unit folder and copy your work to the alternate unit folder and then change the units afterward. Each folder under Cutting punch is representing different cutting punch type and following basic guidelines. For cutting punch, a good practice is to have main punch part document have the same name as the containing folder. See Fig. Figure 1 Simple cutting punch only containing a part, the bitmap C0.

Hole bodies Holes bodies in cutting punch are used to cut die plates and clearance for retaining components. KR stands for Key reference. Relations are created on top of these 2 sketches to model retaining features like groove and shoulder.

Holding profile is controlled by XY sketch and is a rectangle by default. If you want to create a round shank, you can create a circle with diameter driven by X. The number of screw should be updated to 2 19 Click Window, C3. Lab 2 Create a new cutting punch C9 Create a new cutting punch from existing cutting punch by:? Click Cutting Punch and then click Next Button 5.

C9 is open in SolidWorks and we are ready to add a XY sketch. You can leave the PRL Wizard open. Right click on Folder PH and click Rollback 7. Select plane HL and click Insert Sketch 8. Click Exit Sketch of the confirmation corner to finish 2. The default die plate hole is tapered and we are going to change it to stepped punch. Drag the roll back bar to Folder DP 5.

Uncheck Direction 2 and click OK to finish. Select Face A and click Offset Entity. Input 0. The next is to modify the hole body of Lower Die set. The original design is an offset of the cutting profile and now we will make use of the XY sketch to create a rectangular opening.

Right click the roll back bar and click Roll to End Delete all entities by window selection at A,B and press Delete Input 2mm for the offset distance.

Click Fillet and break the 4 sharp corner by a radius of 1. Exit Sketch and you now have a new hole body for Lower Die Set The next step is to modify the punch with shear to reduce cutting force Rename the plane to Shear Click Line sketch point.

Click Point and click on D to create a Press Left Arrow to tile the view Click Smart Dimension , click Die face shift and B, click on the screen and input 1 mm. You should have a fully defined sketch. Click Extrude Cut Customization of C9 is finished, save all file.

Use Window explorer to rename C1. BMP respectively. And modify C9 bitmap Cutting punch customization finished. Create die set template Topics covered:? Create Hole features Create Hole groups Create your own die set library based on system die set assembly Create a SolidWorks Part document to hold all the Layout Sketches for the positioning hole series to pass through multiple plates?

Insert component to the die set structure based on the hole series. If there are duplicates copy over them. Click File, New to create a new part document 3. Click Rectangle and create a 40mmx40mm rectangle 5.

Rename the configuration to Bush16mm Click File, Save Rename the configuration to GP16mm Click Window, Close All Derive a new die set from system template 1. Launch Windows Explorer 2. Select 00 folder and press Ctrl-C and then followed by Ctrl-V 4.


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