Using Site Parameter Files

You can use site parameter files to control default values in NC sequences. They can also control the range of parameter values and the visibility of parameters. Site Parameter Files • Parameter value control – Allowable range of values – Parameter visibility • Links to site parameter files retained • …

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Configuring Parameter Values

You can configure parameter values using different methods. It is important to understand how these methods work. Specifying Parameter Values • Site Parameter Files • System Default Values • Parameter Files • Edit Parameter dialog box – Category – Parameters Basic/All – Copy from Tool – Show/Hide Details • Model Tree …

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Understanding Manufacturing Parameter Concepts

Manufacturing parameters enable you to control how an NC sequence is generated. It is important to understand the different ways in which you can configure manufacturing parameters. Manufacturing Parameters • Control NC sequences • Examples: – CUT_FEED = 100 – SPINDLE_SPEED = 500 – STEP_DEPTH = 2.5 – SCAN_TYPE = …

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Using Template Manufacturing Models

You can use template manufacturing models with pre-configured manufacturing items to speed up the creation of manufacturing models. Template Manufacturing Models • Pre-configure manufacturing items: – Operation – Coordinate Systems – Retract Positions – Fixtures – Parameters – Workcell – Tooling – NC Sequences • Default Templates • User-Defined Templates • …

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Retrieving Tool Data

You can configure a tool library where all tool data is stored. This enables quick and easy retrieval of tools by all users. Tool Parameter Libraries • Store all tool parameter files. • Use sub-folders to divide tool types. • Config.pro option: – pro_mf_tprm_dir. – Creo Parametric searches for tools from this …

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Creating and Using Tool Cutting Data

You can use cutting data stored within tools to transfer optimum feed, speed, and depth of cut parameter values into NC sequences. Cutting Data • Optimize parameter values • Data based on: – Workpiece material – Tool – Application ♦ Roughing/finishing Figure 1 – Cut Data Tab Cutting Data Creating and Storing Cutting …

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Creating Solid Model Milling Tools

You can use solid model milling tools to enhance CL data display and check for interference when verifying toolpaths. Solid Model Milling Tools • Use parts or assemblies. • Play toolpaths: – View solid tool. – Check for interference. Creating Solid Model Milling Tools • Create part or assembly. • Create …

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Creating Standard Milling Tools

You configure standard milling tools by specifying tool parameters. It is important to specify the correct tool parameters to obtain the desired tool configuration. Standard Tools • Tools configured by specifying tool parameters. • Available tool type control parameters: – Milling or drilling • Parameter values control resulting tool shapes in: – Length – Cutter_Diam …

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Understanding Milling Tools

There are three different tool types: standard, solid, and sketched. It is important to understand the differences between each type of tool and when you should use them. Tool Types • Standard • Solid • Sketched Tool Tip Position • Along centerline of tool. • Specifies X-, Y-, and Z-positions for CL data. …

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Creating and Configuring Workcells

The workcell specifies the type of machine used when creating NC sequences, for example, mill, lathe, or mill/turn. You must specify a workcell before you can create NC sequences. Workcell Configuration • Name • Type – Mill, Lathe, Mill/Turn, or Wire EDM • Number of Axes • Post-Processor • Probing Option Figure 1 …

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