By Clint Brown
Inventor Professional has an amazing set of Tools for creating Injection moulds, the software not only handles the creation of cores, cavities and inserts, but is equipped with moulding simulation tools from MoldFlow.
What I really like about the Tooling suite, is that you can do a quick moulding analysis on a plastic part, as the part designer, to improve your design, before you hand over to a tooling designer. The tooling designers then has a full set of tools in Inventor to create a full 3D model of an injection mould.
The video below shows the workflow (from left to right along the ribbon) The video is silent, but it has several animated call-outs explaining the workflow.