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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
• Types
– Mill, turn, holemaking, wire
EDM
– General
– Each type contains relevant
parameters
Using Site Parameter Files
• Activate
– Link created
• Deactivate
– Link broken
• Workcells
– Assign different site parameter
files

Using Site Parameter Files 1
Figure 1 – Site Parameter File Example
Site Parameter Files
• You can use site parameter files to control the default parameter values
used in NC steps.
• You can also use site parameter files to control the allowable range of
parameter values and control the visibility of parameters when creating
NC steps.
– For example, you can set a default value for a parameter, such as
CUTCOM = ON, and then turn off the visibility of this parameter to
prevent the value being edited.
• If you use site parameter file values in NC steps and subsequently change
a site parameter file, then you can update parameter values in any
referenced NC step.
• You can configure several different types of site parameter files, including
mill, turn, holemaking, and Wire EDM.
– Each type of site parameter file contains the parameters relevant to its
NC step types.
– You can also configure a general site parameter file that contains all
available manufacturing parameters.
Using Site Parameter Files
• Activate – You must activate a site parameter file to use it to control NC
step parameter values. You can activate a site parameter file manually (or
select a different site file) when configuring NC step parameters.
– After activating a site parameter file, any subsequent edits to NC step
parameter values breaks the link to the site parameter file for the edited
parameter.
– Changes made to that parameter in the site parameter file are no longer
passed on to the NC step.
• Deactivate – You can also deactivate site parameter files in NC steps. All
of the linked parameter values are retained, but parameters no longer
obtain their values from the site parameter file.
• Workcells – You can assign one of each type of site parameter file to a
workcell, or you can assign a single general site parameter file.
– Creo Parametric then automatically uses the correct site parameter file
when creating new NC steps. Parameter values are transferred into
the NC step where appropriate

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