Quick and dirty mold optimisation

Greetings fellow designers!

Time to make a proto-mold. Without going too much into the details of my project I’m looking for general guidelines to optimise for mold material. In this case a simple CNCd 2-piece Sika-Block mold. Are there any (free) resources/articles on mold optimisation for dummies?
Essentially I want to ensure correct orientation and parting lines to minimise material and machining-time.

Any help highly appreciated!

Best regards,

If you are actually using Protomold, then their design guide overview is a good place to start.


Sorry for the delayed reply.
Thanks for that, I’ll look into it.
It just so happened a friend of mine helped me out with a particular problem…