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Before you create an operation, you can define the parameters for programs, tools, geometry and methods. The parameters and selections within the Program, Tool, Geometry and Method groups may then be inherited by other groups or by operations. Because groups have parent-child relationships, groups that contain operations or child groups are called parents or parent groups.

Program group

Use the Create Program create_program command to create a Program group. NX provides one for you but you create additional Program parent groups. You view your Program groups in the Program Order View in the Operation Navigator.

A Program parent group can contain:

  • Other program groups
  • Operations
  • You can order the sequence of operations within the parent group.

Tool group

Use the Create Tool create_tool command to create tools, organize tools and their related parameters. You view your Tool groups in the Machine Tool View in the Operation Navigator.

A Tool parent group can contain:

  • Other tool groups such as milling tools, carriers, pockets, and heads
  • Operations

Geometry group

Use the Create Geometry create_geometry command to create geometry parents. Use to specify or select geometry for machining, clearance and for machine tool orientation. You view your Geometry groups in the Geometry View in the Operation Navigator.

A Geometry parent group can contain:

  • Other geometry groups such as MCS, WORKPIECE, MILL_AREA, MILL_BND, MILL_TEXT, MILL_GEOM, _MILL_BLADE_GEOM, and DRILL_GEOM
  • Operations

Method group

Use the Create Method create_program command to create method parents. Use to specify some common operation parameters and display settings. You view your Method groups in the Machining Method View in the Operation Navigator.

A Method parent group can contain:

  • Other method groups such as MILL_ROUGH, MILL_SEMI_FINISH, MILL_FINISH, and NONE
  • Operations

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