The main example in the video tutorial provided below stems from a Stamping customer of mine that makes small Stamping and Progressive Dies. They create most of their punches and forms as inserts, so they can be easily replaced or sharpened. Most of the time, these inserts are assembled via a simple cut in the main die blocks. The cut-outs could be a number of different sizes, but are still very simple (basically a rectangle with reliefs in the corners), which led us down the path of library features to Die for.
To sum up, the basic steps of library feature creation are:
- Create one or more features in a sample part that you want to be your library features (be cautious about how these are created, explained in more detail in video).
- Add these features into your Design Library
- Make any necessary modifications to the newly created library feature part
- Test and tweak as needed
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