You can insert and configure many different types of items in the process table, including operations, workcells, fixtures, and NC sequences (steps).
Creating New Items
• Inserting Items
• Inserting NC Steps
– Facing and Profiling
– Roughing and Re-roughing
– Finishing and Corner
– Trajectory Milling
• Editing NC Steps
– Tool Configuration
– Manufacturing Parameters
– Reference Geometry
– Review Toolpath
– Compute Step Time
• Other Milling Steps
– Configure using menu manager
Figure 1 – Inserting a Workcell
Figure 2 – Inserting a Milling Step
Figure 3 – Face Milling Configuration
Creating New Items in the Process Manager Tools
• Inserting Items – In the process view, you can insert and configure operations and fixtures. In the resources view, you can insert and configure workcells.
• Inserting NC Steps – In the process view, you can insert and configure many different types of NC steps, including:
– Facing and Profiling – You can create and configure facing and profiling steps.
– Roughing and Re-roughing – You can create and configure roughing and re-roughing steps.
– Finishing and Corner Finishing – You can create and configure finishing and corner finishing steps.
– Holemaking – You can create and configure any type of holemaking step, including standard drilling, center drilling, and countersink drilling.
– Trajectory milling – You can create and configure 3-axis trajectory milling steps and 2-axis curve trajectory milling steps.
• Editing Steps – You can directly configure all of the previously mentioned steps directly within the process table.
– Tools enable you to specify cutting tools, edit manufacturing parameters, and specify step reference geometry such as holes to drill or surfaces to machine.
– You can also review the resulting toolpath and compute step time.
• Other Milling Steps – You can also insert other milling steps in the process table including volume milling and surface milling.
– However, you cannot directly configure these steps within the process table. Editing of these steps invokes the menu manager, enabling you to complete the step configuration using normal menu manager selections.