Use the Insert tool to define a desired cavity shape or temperature effect in a particular region of a part during molding.

Location: Molding tab, Tooling secondary ribbon

An insert is created separately from the mold block. The default material for an insert is steel.

Add/Edit Insert

If you haven't designed any inserts in a CAD tool, you can create and edit virtual inserts in Inspire Mold.

You need to create a mold before you can create inserts.
  1. Click the Tooling icon.

  2. Click Add/Edit Insert on the Insert icon.

    Cavities will be filled with potential insert parts.
  3. Click the insert parts that you want to use.

  4. Use the microdialog to select each insert's material and initial temperature.
    Note: Each insert's material and temperature is defined separately.
  5. Right-click and mouse through the check mark to exit, or double-right-click.
  6. To edit the insert, open the Create Inserts construction feature in the Construction History window.

Designate an Insert

Identify any inserts you've already designed in a CAD tool.

  1. Click the Tooling icon.

  2. Click Designate Insert on the Insert icon.

  3. Select the predesigned insert.