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Organize Machining Processes in a Catalog

This task shows how to organize machining processes in a catalog file.A catalog file allows you to display the machining processes list by means of the Catalog Editor workbench. Also, you use catalog files to interactively apply a machining process.
All CATProcess documents containing machining processes to be used in the catalog should be open.
1. In order to store a machining process as a catalog component, select the Catalog Editor workbench from the Start > Infrastructure menu.
2. Click Add Family to create a component family.
The Component Family Definition dialog box appears.
3. Enter a name for the component family (for example, AxialMachiningProcesses).
4. Double-click the AxialMachiningProcesses component family in the graph.
5. Click Add Component to create a catalog component.
The Description Definition dialog box appears.
6. Click Select external feature, then select AxialMachProcess1 in the Machining Process View of your AxialMachiningProcess1.CATProcess document.
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7. Click OK to make the machining process a component of the catalog component family.
8. Select File > Save As to save the catalog (catalogAxialMP1.catalog, for example).Please refer to Apply a Machining Process for information about applying machining processes to geometry such as design features and machining patterns.

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