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Retrieving Turning 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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Understanding Turning 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 Figure 1 – Standard Tool Figure 2 – Solid Tool (Multi-tipped) Figure 3 – …

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Using Turning Reference Models

It is important to understand how reference models are used in manufacturing assemblies. Reference models represent the finished machined component. For example, this can be: • A component machined from solid. • A machined casting. Creating reference model options: • Same Model • Inherited • Merged by Reference Reference Models Figure 1 – …

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Understanding the Turning Coordinate System

There are two different coordinate systems used in turning, the machine coordinate system and the NC Step coordinate system. Figure 1 – Machine Coordinate System Output Coordinate System Figure 2 – Horizontal and Vertical Systems There are two different systems used in turning, the machine coordinate system and the NC …

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Draft Checking a Mold Opening Step

You can perform draft checking on mold components during the mold opening sequence. • Specify the step to check. • Specify the following: – Pull direction – Draft Angle – One Side/Both Sides – Full Color/Three Color – Part or surfaces to check Figure 1 – Opened Mold Figure 2 – …

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Creating UDFs

User-defined features (UDFs) save time by helping establish a library of commonly used geometry. • Define a UDF from a “template” model. – Standalone ♦ Reference Part option – Subordinate • Select features to include. – Must be sequential • Define prompts. – Every reference requires a prompt. • Define …

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Creating Waterline Circuits

Waterlines are assembly-level features that you can use to create water channels in the mold model. • Specify the waterline circuit diameter. • Sketch the waterline circuit. – Section should contain only linear entities. • Specify the mold components to be cut. Figure 2 – Completed Waterline Creating Waterline Circuits Figure 1 – Sketching …

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Blanking and Unblanking Mold Items

The Blank and Unblank options enable you to add or remove mold items to the current mold model display. • Use these options at any time while in Mold mode. • You can blank and unblank the following: – Parting Surface – Volume – Component • Use the following methods: – Blank-Unblank Dialog Box – Right-click …

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Creating a Parting Surface Manually

You can create the parting surface manually in circumstances where the skirt surface does not provide the desired shape. • You can use a combination of manual parting surface and skirt surface techniques. • To manually create a parting surface: – Start the Parting Surface tool. – Create all surface features for a loop. – …

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Analyzing Skirt Surface Options: ShutOff Extension

You can specify a location other than the workpiece boundaries that the skirt surface extends to. • ShutOff Extension options: – ShutOff Dist — Uniform offset – Boundary — Sketch or select • ShutOff Plane — Shutoff extension extends up to the shutoff plane • Draft Angle — Applies draft to Z-direction …

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