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Version 5 Release 19 January 2009

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Prismatic Machining

Detailed Steps

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Master Exercise: Aerospace Structure Part

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Step 1: Create a new Part Operation

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Step 2: Create a Facing Operation

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Step 3: Create Pocketing Operations

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Step 4: Create Profile Contouring Operation

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Step 5: Create a Point-to-point Operation

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Step 6: Create a Curve Following Operation

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Step 7: Create a Machining Process (stored in a catalog)

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Step 8: Use Cutter Compensation (CUTCOM) in Macro then store the Result in a Catalog

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Added Exercise: Manuf Exercise

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Step 0 - Create a new Part Operation

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Step 1 - Create Point-to-Point operation

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Step 2 - Create a Facing

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Step 3 - Create a Drilling operation with machining pattern

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Step 4 - Create a Pocketing and Rework operation using a catalog with prismatic machining area.

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Step 5 - Create a Profile Contouring operation with macros

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Step 6 - Create a Profile Contouring operation

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Step 7 - Create a Profile Contouring operation

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Step 8 - Create a Pocketing operation

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Step 9 - Create a Pocketing operation

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Step 10 - Create a Profile Contouring operation

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Step 11 - Create a Profile Contouring operation

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Master Exercise: Aerospace Structure Part

Step 1: Create a new Part Operation

1.1 -

Open the product to machine

Menu File, Open Start_MasterEX_AerospacePart.CATProduct

Launch the Prismatic Machining workbench

In the start menu, select Machining, then Prismatic Machining.

1.2 -

Define Part Operation parameters

In the PPR tree, double-click on Part Operation.1:

• In the PPR tree, double-click on Part Operation.1: The following window appears: COPYRIGHT DASSAULT SYSTEMES

The following window appears:

• In the PPR tree, double-click on Part Operation.1: The following window appears: COPYRIGHT DASSAULT SYSTEMES

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• Click on the Machine icon: • Click OK to accept the default 3-axis Machine.

Click on the Machine icon:

Click OK to accept the default 3-axis Machine.

To select the part to machine, click on the Design part for simulation icon:

in the 3D window, Double-click on the Design part

To select the stock, click on the Stock icon:

In the P.P.R tree, expand the Stock (stock.1) and double-click on the Pad.

to select the machine-tool

and double-click on the Pad. to select the machine-tool • To select the fixtures, click on
and double-click on the Pad. to select the machine-tool • To select the fixtures, click on

To select the fixtures, click on Fixtures for Simulation icon:

Select in the 3D window the machine-table and the fixtures

To select the safety plane, click on Safety plane icon:

Select the bottom of the design part

Use the MB3 on text “Safety Plane” to specify an offset of 80mm.

MB3 on text “Safety Plane” to specify an offset of 80mm. • Click OK to create
MB3 on text “Safety Plane” to specify an offset of 80mm. • Click OK to create

Click OK to create the part operation

Plane” to specify an offset of 80mm. • Click OK to create the part operation COPYRIGHT

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Detailed Steps

Step 2: Create a Facing Operation

Use step1 result or Open Start_Step2_FacingOperation.CATProcess

Expand Part operation.1 : Click

• Expand Part operation.1 : Click • Select Manufacturing Program.1, • Click

Select Manufacturing Program.1,

Select Manufacturing Program.1,

Click Facing icon :

1.3 -

Select the geometry to machine

In Operation Definition window, select the top of the part; the contour will be automatically initialized if the option “Contour Detection” is activated

if the option “Contour Detection” is activated • Select the top of the designed part COPYRIGHT

Select the top of the designed part

the option “Contour Detection” is activated • Select the top of the designed part COPYRIGHT DASSAULT

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Select the options for machining

Select the strategy tab page

for machining • Select the strategy tab page Detailed Steps • Select Back and forth as

Detailed Steps

Select Back and forth as tool path style

Define an Overhang value of 100% in the Radial tab page

• Define an Overhang value of 100% in the Radial tab page 1.5 - Select the

1.5

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Select the tool

Select the tool assembly tab page

Select the tool • Select the tool assembly tab page • Select Face Mill icon and

Select Face Mill icon

the tool assembly tab page • Select Face Mill icon and keep the default tool with

and keep the default tool with a 50mm diameter

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1.6 -

Define Macros

Prismatic Machining 1.6 - Define Macros Detailed Steps   • Select Macro tab page • Activate

Detailed Steps

 

Select Macro tab page

Activate Approach macro by right click on the text (2)

Select “Build by user” mode (3)

Select “Axial motion up to a plane” icon (4)

Do the same thing for Retract macro

1.7

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Replay the facing operation

Click on Replay command

Test the various options for the replay:

command • Test the various options for the replay: • To change an option, click on

To change an option, click on the right down arrow of the icon (Explanation for these options is available via “?” button. )

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Detailed Steps

Prismatic Machining Detailed Steps • Click OK to end the replay • Click OK to create

Click OK to end the replay

Click OK to create the Facing operation

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1.8 -

Copy the facing operation and modify it

Select Facing1 Operation

operation and modify it • Select Facing1 Operation Detailed Steps • Right mouse button on Facing.1

Detailed Steps

Right mouse button on Facing.1 operation and select Copy

Select Paste to duplicate the facing operation

Double click , rename it to Facing.2 operation and edit it

the facing operation • Double click , rename it to Facing.2 operation and edit it COPYRIGHT

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Prismatic Machining • Select Geometry tab page (5) • Tag Bounding envelope (6) • Click on

Select Geometry tab page (5)

Tag Bounding envelope (6)

Click on Replay (7)

Detailed Steps

envelope (6) • Click on Replay (7) Detailed Steps • Click OK to end the replay

Click OK to end the replay

Click OK to accept the operation

Step 3: Create Pocketing Operations

Step 3: Create Pocketing Operations We are going to machine the 5 pockets in this order:

We are going to machine the 5 pockets in this order:

Pocket 2: two operations

Pocket 1

Pocket 4

Pocket 3

Pocket 5

Use step2 result or open Start_Step3_PocketingOperations.CATProcess

1.9 - Create pocket 2 • Select last operation in the PPR tree (Facing.2 operation)
1.9 -
Create pocket 2
Select last operation in the PPR tree (Facing.2 operation)
Select Pocketing icon
Select the geometry:

Select the top and the bottom to automatically initialized the boundary

top and the bottom to automatically initialized the boundary Select the new bottom: (we want to

Select the new bottom: (we want to machine the pocket only until the top of the island) In the Operation Definition window, select again the bottom representation then select the Top of the island as new bottom to relimit the depth of the pocket:

Remove island: press right mouse button onto the island representation then select Remove All Islands

Remove island: press right mouse button onto the island representation then select Remove All Islands in the contextual menu.

then select Remove All Islands in the contextual menu. • Select the tool: In the Tool

Select the tool:

In the Tool tab page

contextual menu. • Select the tool: In the Tool tab page Select End Mill Tool icon

Select End Mill Tool icon The default tool proposed (T1 End Mill D10) is acceptable.

In the Strategy tab page, set parameters as follows:

• In Macro tab page Define Ramping Approach macro with pre-defined “Ramping” mode Angle 20°and

In Macro tab page

Define Ramping Approach macro with pre-defined “Ramping” mode Angle 20°and distance 15mm

pre-defined “Ramping” mode Angle 20°and distance 15mm • Define Retract macro with “Build by user” mode,

Define Retract macro with “Build by user” mode, define following motions: circular then tangent then axial (with 30mm).

by user” mode, define following motions: circular then tangent then axial (with 30mm). COPYRIGHT DASSAULT SYSTEMES

Then define appropriate Return between levels macro (be careful this macro is split into 2 motions:

Return between levels Retract: Axial Return between levels Approach: Ramping

Replay and simulate the pocketing operation.

Ramping • Replay and simulate the pocketing operation. Video mode including the fixtures representation COPYRIGHT
Ramping • Replay and simulate the pocketing operation. Video mode including the fixtures representation COPYRIGHT

Video mode including the fixtures representation

and simulate the pocketing operation. Video mode including the fixtures representation COPYRIGHT DASSAULT SYSTEMES 15

• Click OK to close the replay panel. • Click OK to accept the pocketing
• Click OK to close the replay panel. • Click OK to accept the pocketing
Click OK to close the replay panel.
Click OK to accept the pocketing operation.
1.10 -
Finishing pocket 2
Select pocketing icon
Select the geometry: Top and Bottom to finish the pocket
Select the tool

In the Tool tab page:

Enter a new name: T2 End Mill D10 Rc 0

Change the Corner radius of the tool to 0

• In the Strategy tab page: Radial: Change Percentage of tool diameter to 40% Axial:

In the Strategy tab page:

Radial: Change Percentage of tool diameter to 40%

tab page: Radial: Change Percentage of tool diameter to 40% Axial: Change Number of levels: 1

Axial: Change Number of levels: 1 Automatic draft angle: 0 deg

Change Number of levels: 1 Automatic draft angle: 0 deg • Select Macro tab page Define

Select Macro tab page

Define following macros:

Approach: axial mode with 30mm

Retract: keep the retract macro automatically initialized by the previous operation Return in a level

Retract: keep the retract macro automatically initialized by the previous operation

macro automatically initialized by the previous operation Return in a level approach: ramping 20°and 5mm Return

Return in a level approach: ramping 20°and 5mm

operation Return in a level approach: ramping 20°and 5mm Return in a level retract: axial mode

Return in a level retract: axial mode with 5mm

• Replay the pocketing operation • Select video simulation • Click OK to accept operation

Replay the pocketing operation

• Replay the pocketing operation • Select video simulation • Click OK to accept operation COPYRIGHT

Select video simulation

the pocketing operation • Select video simulation • Click OK to accept operation COPYRIGHT DASSAULT

Click OK to accept operation

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Create Pocket 1

Select last operation (Pocketing.2)

Select last operation (Pocketing.2)

Click on Pocketing icon

Select the geometry

Click on Pocketing icon • Select the geometry Remove islands on the bottom: With the right

Remove islands on the bottom:

With the right mouse button, click on the word Island.1 (0mm) for contextual menu Select Remove All Islands

In the Strategy tab page, set the following options:

Radial: Percentage of tool diameter: 50% Axial: Number of levels: 2

Select Macro tab page

Define following macros:

Approach: ramping 20°and 15mm

page Define following macros: Approach: ramping 20°and 15mm Retract: keep the macro automatically initialized by the

Retract: keep the macro automatically initialized by the previous operation

Return between levels approach: ramping 20°and 5mm

Return between levels approach: ramping 20°and 5mm Return between levels retract: keep the macro automatically

Return between levels retract: keep the macro automatically initialized by the previous operation (Axial with 5mm)

• Replay and simulate the pocketing operation COPYRIGHT DASSAULT SYSTEMES 22

Replay and simulate the pocketing operation

• Replay and simulate the pocketing operation COPYRIGHT DASSAULT SYSTEMES 22

• Click OK to end replay • Click OK to accept the pocketing operation •

Click OK to end replay

Click OK to accept the pocketing operation

Rename the operation

In the PPR tree, click on the operation “Pocketing.3” with the right mouse button

operation “ Pocketing.3 ” with the right mouse button Select Properties in the contextual menu Enter

Select Properties in the contextual menu Enter new name: “Pocket 1” in the Label window

Properties in the contextual menu Enter new name: “ Pocket 1 ” in the Label window

1.12 -

Create Pocket 4

Copy last pocketing operation: “Pocket 1

Click on the operation “Pocket 1” with the right mouse button

Select Copy in the contextual menu

the right mouse button Select Copy in the contextual menu Click again on the operation with

Click again on the operation with the right mouse button Select Paste in the contextual menu

the right mouse button Select Paste in the contextual menu • Edit this new operation: double

Edit this new operation: double click on it

Rename it as “Pocket 4

double click on it • Rename it as “ Pocket 4 ” • Remove the current

Remove the current geometry by using contextual menu on Boundary (Remove all contours) and on Bottom (Remove)

Select the new bottom: the boundary is automatically initialized

• Remove all islands using contextual menu • in the Strategy tab page, set the

Remove all islands using contextual menu

in the Strategy tab page, set the following options:

In Finishing tab page:

Mode: select Side finish last level Side finish thickness: 1 mm Activate Spring pass

level Side finish thickness : 1 mm Activate Spring pass • Replay and simulate this new

Replay and simulate this new operation

• Click OK to close the video panel • Click OK to accept the pocketing
• Click OK to close the video panel • Click OK to accept the pocketing

Click OK to close the video panel

Click OK to accept the pocketing operation

1.13 -

Create Pocket 3

Duplicate “Pocket 1” operation:

Copy operation “Pocket 1” via contextual menu Select the last operation: “Pocket 4” Select Paste via contextual menu

Edit the operation

Rename it in “Pocket 3

Select the new geometry

• In the Strategy tab page, set the following options: In Radial tab page: Percentage

In the Strategy tab page, set the following options:

In Radial tab page: Percentage of tool diameter: 10% In HSM tab page: Activate High speed milling

diameter: 10% In HSM tab page: Activate High speed milling • Replay and simulate the pocketing

Replay and simulate the pocketing operation

tab page: Activate High speed milling • Replay and simulate the pocketing operation COPYRIGHT DASSAULT SYSTEMES

• Click OK to close the video panel • Click OK to create the pocketing

Click OK to close the video panel

Click OK to create the pocketing operation

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Create Pocket 5

Select last operation in the PPR tree (Pocket.3 operation)

Select last operation in the PPR tree ( Pocket.3 operation)

Click on Pocketing icon

Rename it in “Pocket 5

In the Geometry tab page, define Open Pocket and Start: Outside options

tab page, define Open Pocket and Start: Outside options • Edit Offset distance and fill it

Edit Offset distance and fill it with 5mm

Pocket and Start: Outside options • Edit Offset distance and fill it with 5mm COPYRIGHT DASSAULT

Select the Bottom and the Top of the pocketing operation

• Select the Bottom and the Top of the pocketing operation • Soft boundary is automatically

Soft boundary is automatically put in dotted line (Soft boundary means that the tool can cross it contrary to Hard boundary that the tool is not authorized to cross it)

In the Strategy tab page, select HSM Tab Page

Deactivate High Speed Milling option

In the Macro tab page:

Define the following macros:

Approach: Axial mode with 30mm Retract: Keep the macro automatically initialized by the previous operation Return between levels approach: Axial mode with 10mm Return between levels retract: Axial mode with 5mm

Replay and simulate the pocketing operation

levels retract : Axial mode with 5mm • Replay and simulate the pocketing operation COPYRIGHT DASSAULT

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Step 4: Create Profile Contouring Operation

Use step3 result or open Start_Step4_ProfileContouringOperations.CATProcess

1.15 -

Machine Pocket 5 with a contouring operation

Select last operation: “Pocket 5

• Select last operation: “ Pocket 5 ”

Click on Profile Contouring icon

Select the geometry:

Deactivate the option “Contour Detection” using the right mouse button on the Bottom representation Select the Top and the Bottom

the Bottom representation Select the Top and the Bottom As the option “ Contour Detection ”

As the option “Contour Detection” is no more activate, the boundary is not automatically initialized. For the contour selection, select 2 edges then click on “Navigate on Belt of Edges” icon Click OK to finish the edges selection

of Edges ” icon Click OK to finish the edges selection Select Limit1 and Limit2 edges

Select Limit1 and Limit2 edges for tool path (any vertex can be selected)

Select Out option for the 2 Limits to start and to finish outside the part

Select Out option for the 2 Limits to start and to finish outside the part Right click on “Start: In”, then select Out

the part Right click on “ Start: In” , then select Out Right click on “Stop:

Right click on “Stop: In”, then select Out Key in 5mm for offset on start and end elements

on “Stop: In” , then select Out Key in 5mm for offset on start and end

In Strategy tab page, set the following options:

Distance between paths: 8mm Number of paths: 5 Number of levels: 2

paths: 8mm Number of paths: 5 Number of levels: 2 • Set appropriate Approach and retract

Set appropriate Approach and retract macros.

Replay the operation:

Approach and retract macros. • Replay the operation: • Click OK to close the replay panel
Approach and retract macros. • Replay the operation: • Click OK to close the replay panel

Click OK to close the replay panel

Click OK to accept the Profile Contouring operation

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Contouring the part

Select last operation (Profile contouring 1)

Select last operation ( Profile contouring 1 )

Click on contouring icon:

Select the geometry:

Change the bottom in soft by clicking on Bottom: Hard (Soft bottom means that the tool can go lower that the bottom of the part)

Select the bottom Select the contour by selecting Edge 1, Edge 2, “ Navigate on

Select the bottom

Select the bottom Select the contour by selecting Edge 1, Edge 2, “ Navigate on Edges

Select the contour by selecting Edge 1, Edge 2, “Navigate on Edges Until an Edge” icon then select the last edge to navigate until it.

” icon then select the last edge to navigate until it. Check that the arrow is

Check that the arrow is pointing outside the material. This arrow is used to display the side where the tool will be positioning Click OK to finish the edge selection Select Limit element shown below as starting element

• Indicate the fixture to avoid: Select the fixture as shown below • In the
• Indicate the fixture to avoid: Select the fixture as shown below • In the

Indicate the fixture to avoid:

Select the fixture as shown below

the fixture to avoid: Select the fixture as shown below • In the Strategy tab page,

In the Strategy tab page, set the following options

Number of levels: 1 Number of paths: 1

Set appropriate macros (Approach, Retract and Linking).

Replay the profile contouring operation

Replay the profile contouring operation Validate the operation 1.17 - Contouring Pocket 1 • Select last

Validate the operation

1.17 -

Contouring Pocket 1

Select last operation (profile contouring 2)

Select last operation (profile contouring 2)

Click on contouring icon

Select the geometry Activate the option “Contour Detection” using Right mouse button on the Bottom representation Select the bottom as shown below

the Bottom representation Select the bottom as shown below • In the Strategy tab page, set

In the Strategy tab page, set the following options In machining tab page:

Activate Close tool path

Percentage overlap: key in 80%

Set appropriate macros (circular-axial approach and retract).

appropriate macros (circular-axial approach and retract). • Replay the operation Click OK to close the replay

Replay the operation

approach and retract). • Replay the operation Click OK to close the replay panel Click OK

Click OK to close the replay panel Click OK to create the Profile Contouring operation

Replay the tool path for the same pocket with Helix tool path style.

operation • Replay the tool path for the same pocket with Helix tool path style. COPYRIGHT

Step 5: Create a Point-to-point Operation

Use step4 result or open Start_Step5_PointToPointOperation.CATProcess

1.1 Select last operation (Profile Contouring.3)

1.2 Select Point To Point icon

1.3 Create the tool path

1.2 Select Point To Point icon 1.3 Create the tool path • Create a GOTO position:

Create a GOTO position:

icon 1.3 Create the tool path • Create a GOTO position: Select Goto Position icon •

Select Goto Position icon

Fill the Goto Position panel with

Part: bottom of pocket Drive Element: wall edge and Position on drive: Past

Check Element: wall edge Ref point: limit of edge

Past Check Element : wall edge Ref point : limit of edge • Add an axial

Add an axial approach macro of 30mm

• Create a GOTO Point Select the Goto Point icon Select the bottom edge of

Create a GOTO Point

Select the Goto Point icon Select the bottom edge of the second corner

Goto Point icon Select the bottom edge of the second corner • Add an Axial Retract

Add an Axial Retract macro of 30mm

There is now 2 motions defined:

corner • Add an Axial Retract macro of 30mm • There is now 2 motions defined:

1.4 Select the tool

In the Tool tab page, change the name of the tool as “T4 End Mill D20 Rc0”

change the name of the tool as “T4 End Mill D20 Rc0” Key 20mm as Nominal

Key 20mm as Nominal Diameter Key 0mm as Corner Radius Key 25mm as Body Diameter

1.5 Replay the operation

Radius Key 25mm as Body Diameter 1.5 Replay the operation • Click OK to end replay

Click OK to end replay

Click OK to accept the operation

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Step 6: Create a Curve Following Operation

Use step5 result or open Start_Step6_CurveFollowingOperation.CATProcess

Bring back from No Show mode the curves located in the sketch.12 in the Design Part

mode the curves located in the sketch.12 in the Design Part 1.1- Select last operation (Point

1.1- Select last operation (Point to point.1)

1.2- Select Curve Following icon

(Point to point.1) 1.2- Select Curve Following icon 1.3- Create the Tool Path • Click on

1.3- Create the Tool Path

Click on the guiding element representation

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Prismatic Machining Double-click on the offset on Curve to modify it from 0 to 3mm •

Double-click on the offset on Curve to modify it from 0 to 3mm

Select the first two edges then click on “Navigate on Belt of Edges” icon. The 10 following edges are taking into account. Select manually the 2 last edges or modify in the Option Panel of the Edge Selection panel the Maximum Steps Forward value.

of the Edge Selection panel the Maximum Steps Forward value. 1.4- Select the tool In the

1.4- Select the tool

In the Tool tab page, click on “Select a tool with Query” icon

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Prismatic Machining • Look in the ToolsSample02 Catalog • Select first End Mill named R216-23-03B-708-025 •

Look in the ToolsSample02 Catalog

Select first End Mill named R216-23-03B-708-025

Define appropriate Approach & Retract macros (Axial mode with 30mm) 1.5-Replay the operation

Approach & Retract macros (Axial mode with 30mm) 1.5-Replay the operation COPYRIGHT DASSAULT SYSTEMES 44

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Prismatic Machining • Click OK to close the replay panel • Click OK to accept the

Click OK to close the replay panel

Click OK to accept the operation

Close all your CATIA models: CATProduct and CATProcess

Step 7: Create a Machining Process (stored in a catalog)

1.1- Launch the Prismatic Workbench

(stored in a catalog) 1.1- Launch the Prismatic Workbench • In the start menu, select Machining,

In the start menu, select Machining, then Prismatic Machining

You need to have an empty CATProcess in order to create a Machining process

In the View menu, Toolbars, select Machining Process tool bar

the View menu, Toolbars, select Machining Process tool bar • Select Machining Process View icon COPYRIGHT

Select Machining Process View icon

Toolbars, select Machining Process tool bar • Select Machining Process View icon COPYRIGHT DASSAULT SYSTEMES 46
Toolbars, select Machining Process tool bar • Select Machining Process View icon COPYRIGHT DASSAULT SYSTEMES 46

Select Machining Process icon

• Select Machining Process icon • Select Pocketing icon • In the Geometry tab page, set

• Select Machining Process icon • Select Pocketing icon • In the Geometry tab page, set
• Select Machining Process icon • Select Pocketing icon • In the Geometry tab page, set

Select Pocketing icon

In the Geometry tab page, set the following options

Select Closed Pocket

icon • In the Geometry tab page, set the following options Select Closed Pocket COPYRIGHT DASSAULT

In the Macro tab page Set Approach (ramping mode with angle: 20°, 60mm) and Retract (axial mode with 60mm) macros.

Click OK to accept the predefined Pocketing operation

Double click on Tool Query in the machining process view tree

click on Tool Query in the machining process view tree • Fill the tool query definition

Fill the tool query definition window with:

view tree • Fill the tool query definition window with: Look in: ToolAssembliesSamples01 catalog that is

Look in: ToolAssembliesSamples01 catalog that is delivered as a sample in the software installation Select the End Mill icon to search a tool of this type in the catalog Specify a query on the Name of the tool: “End Mill D32 Rc0 Short” Use the Upward arrow to add this constraint in the list

Click OK, the predefined pocketing operation is completed

Select Prismatic Rework Area icon

is completed • Select Prismatic Rework Area icon • Click on Load From option and select

Click on Load From option and select the “Pocketing.1” in the Machining Process View window

• Enter 0mm in Tool radius field (1mm is a default value) • Click OK

Enter 0mm in Tool radius field (1mm is a default value)

Click OK

Select Manufacturing View icon

value) • Click OK • Select Manufacturing View icon • Select in the contextual menu on
value) • Click OK • Select Manufacturing View icon • Select in the contextual menu on

Select in the contextual menu on the Manufacturing View: Sort by Machining Features

We must see the Prismatic Rework area in the list • Click Close • Select

We must see the Prismatic Rework area in the list

We must see the Prismatic Rework area in the list • Click Close • Select the

Click Close

Select the Pocketing.1 operation in the Machining Process View

Select Pocketing icon

• Select Pocketing icon Key a new name: Rework Corner (1) Select the feature to rework:
• Select Pocketing icon Key a new name: Rework Corner (1) Select the feature to rework:

Key a new name: Rework Corner (1)

Select the feature to rework: Prismatic Rework Area.1 (2)

Select Corner to rework only the Corners of the pocket and not the channels (3)

In the Macro tab page Set Approach (ramping mode with angle: 20°, 60mm) and Retract (axial mode with 60mm) macros

Click OK to accept this pocketing operation to rework the previous operation in the corners

Double click on Tool Query in the Machining Process View tree

• Fill the tool query definition window with: Look in: ToolAssembliesSamples01 Select the End Mill

Fill the tool query definition window with:

Look in: ToolAssembliesSamples01 Select the End Mill icon Specify a query on the Nominal Diameter <= 5mm Specify another query on the Corner Radius = 0mm

Use the Upward arrow to add these 2 constraints in the list

Use the Upward arrow to add these 2 constraints in the list • Click OK to

Click OK to accept this Tool query

Save your CATProcess in a directory under the name: MyProcess.CATProcess

1.2- Store your Machining Process in a catalog

Select the Machining Process.1 in the Machining Process View window

Using contextual menu on it, select Save in Catalog

• Save it in the same directory of the previous CATProcess under the name: MyMachiningProcess.catalog

Save it in the same directory of the previous CATProcess under the name:

MyMachiningProcess.catalog

CATProcess under the name: MyMachiningProcess.catalog • Click OK to save the catalog. This catalog is

Click OK to save the catalog. This catalog is strongly linked to the CATProcess

1.3- Create a Prismatic Machining Area

Open Start_Step7_MachiningProcess.CATProcess

• Select Prismatic Machining Area icon COPYRIGHT DASSAULT SYSTEMES 54

Select Prismatic Machining Area icon

• Select Prismatic Machining Area icon COPYRIGHT DASSAULT SYSTEMES 54
• Select Prismatic Machining Area icon COPYRIGHT DASSAULT SYSTEMES 54

Select Closed Pocket and the geometry

• Select Closed Pocket and the geometry • Rename it “ Pocket 3 ” • Click

Rename it “Pocket 3

Click OK

Select the Manufacturing View icon

” • Click OK • Select the Manufacturing View icon With the contextual menu on the

With the contextual menu on the Manufacturing View select Sort by Machining Features

With the contextual menu on the Manufacturing View select Sort by Machining Features COPYRIGHT DASSAULT SYSTEMES

Let the Manufacturing View window open

• Let the Manufacturing View window open • Click on Open Catalog icon • Access to

Click on Open Catalog icon

Access to your MyMachiningProcess.catalog using the Browse Another Catalog icon

in Auxiliary Commands toolbar

Browse Another Catalog icon in Auxiliary Commands toolbar • Double click on “ Machining Processes ”

Double click on “Machining Processes” then double click on ”Machining Process.1

click on “ Machining Processes ” then double click on ” Machining Process.1 ” COPYRIGHT DASSAULT

Select the following information in the Insert Object window

Insertion level in a program: select “Facing.2” on the PPR tree Geometry to machine: select “Pocket 3” in the Manufacturing View window

select “ Pocket 3 ” in the Manufacturing View window • Click OK to create the

Click OK to create the two pocketing operations needed to machine pocket 3 after the Facing.2 operation

needed to machine pocket 3 after the Facing.2 operation • Close Manufacturing View and Catalog windows

Close Manufacturing View and Catalog windows

Replay the 2 pocketing operations

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Step 8: Use Cutter Compensation (CUTCOM) in Macro then store the Result in a Catalog

Open Start_Step8_Macros.CATProcess

1.1- Define an Approach and Retract Macros including CUTCOM syntaxes

an Approach and Retract Macros including CUTCOM syntaxes • Select Profile Contouring icon • Select Macro

Select Profile Contouring icon

Select Macro tab page

Define following Approach macro in mode: Build by user: circular (20mm) + tangent (20mm) + axial (30mm).

Double click on the point where Cutter compensation must be inserted in the macro path

where Cutter compensation must be inserted in the macro path • Select ‘ Add PP word

Select ‘Add PP word list’ icon

in the macro path • Select ‘ Add PP word list ’ icon or use contextual

or use contextual menu ‘PPword list ’ PPword list

Click on ‘To access PP table’ icon

Note: this icon is accessible only if a machine and a PPtable are already defined on the Part

Operation.

Select the Major word ‘CUTCOM’ in the list (Major words with parameters)

• Select the appropriate NC_CUTCOM_ON syntax: • Select Apply to add the syntax • Click

Select the appropriate NC_CUTCOM_ON syntax:

Select Apply to add the syntax

NC_CUTCOM_ON syntax: • Select Apply to add the syntax • Click Close on the PP Words

Click Close on the PP Words Selection Assistant panel

Click OK in the PP Words Selection panel

panel • Click OK in the PP Words Selection panel • in the Options tab page,

in the Options tab page, Name it “MyApproachMacro” and add a comment

• Select “Save Macro in Catalog” icon
• Select “Save Macro in Catalog” icon

Save it in a new catalog named MyMacros.catalog in a directory

it in a new catalog named MyMacros.catalog in a directory • Click OK to create the

Click OK to create the catalog with your own macro

Define following Retract macro in mode: Build by user: circular (20mm) + tangent (20mm) + axial (30mm).

Double click on the point where Cutter compensation must be stopped in the macro path

where Cutter compensation must be stopped in the macro path • As for Approach macro, select

As for Approach macro, select the Major Word CUTCOM in the list then the NC_CUTCOM_OFF syntax

• Select Apply to add the syntax • Select Close on the PP Words Selection

Select Apply to add the syntax

Select Close on the PP Words Selection Assistant

Select OK in the PP Words Selection panel go on your operation.

OK in the PP Words Selection panel go on your operation. • In the Options tab

In the Options tab page, Name it “MyRetractMacro” and add a comment

operation. • In the Options tab page, Name it “ MyRetractMacro ” and add a comment

• Select Save Macro in Catalog icon • Update the already existing catalog: MyMacros.catalog •

Select Save Macro in Catalog icon

Update the already existing catalog: MyMacros.catalog

• Update the already existing catalog: MyMacros.catalog • Click OK to update the catalog • Select

Click OK to update the catalog

MyMacros.catalog • Click OK to update the catalog • Select the Read macro from catalog icon

Select the Read macro from catalog icon

Search in the MyMacros.catalog for an Approach macro

Search in the MyMacros.catalog for an Approach macro • Double click on Approach type to display

Double click on Approach type to display your own approach macro

Note: Now this macro is available for all your machining operations as Approach macro

Note: Now this macro is available for all your machining operations as Approach macro COPYRIGHT DASSAULT

Added Exercise: Manuf Exercise

Step 0 - Create a new Part Operation

1.1- Open the product to machine

Open Start_AddEx_Manuf.CATProduct

Go to Prismatic Machining Workbench

In the Part Operation, select a 3-axis machine, the part to machine and the stock (in No Show)

machine , the part to machine and the stock (in No Show) Step 1 - Create

Step 1 - Create Point-to-Point operation

Select Manufacturing program.1 in the PPR tree

• Select Manufacturing program.1 in the PPR tree • Select Point to Point icon • In
• Select Manufacturing program.1 in the PPR tree • Select Point to Point icon • In

Select Point to Point icon

In the Tool tag page, select a Face Mill (Diameter 50mm)

Select the Goto position icon

Select the Drive , Check and Reference point as shown below: • Select as Bottom,

Select the Drive, Check and Reference point as shown below:

the Drive , Check and Reference point as shown below: • Select as Bottom, the top

Select as Bottom, the top of the part

Select Past for the Position on drive and On for the Position on check options

Click OK to accept this Sequential motion

options • Click OK to accept this Sequential motion • Select Go Delta icon • Select

Select Go Delta icon

Select Parallel to line strategy with the contextual menu on Components

in the Point to Point panel

• Select as reference line the previous Check element • Add for offset value 250mm

Select as reference line the previous Check element

Add for offset value 250mm

Click OK to accept this Sequential motion

250mm • Click OK to accept this Sequential motion • Repeat this operation as shown below

Repeat this operation as shown below with the different Go Delta option (along X or Y Components) in order to get this grid and schema:

• Select Macro tab page • Define an Axial Approach & Retract macros with 30mm

Select Macro tab page

Define an Axial Approach & Retract macros with 30mm

Replay the tool path

• Define an Axial Approach & Retract macros with 30mm • Replay the tool path COPYRIGHT

Step 2 - Create a Facing operation.

Step 2 - Create a Facing operation. • Click Facing icon : • In the Strategy

Click Facing icon :

In the Strategy tab page, select Back & Forth as tool path style

In the Geometry tab page, select the top of the part as Bottom

Geometry tab page, select the top of the part as Bottom • Activate the Bounding envelope

Activate the Bounding envelope option

Select Macro tab page

Define an axial Approach & Retract macros with 10mm

Replay the facing operation and create it

Approach & Retract macros with 10mm • Replay the facing operation and create it COPYRIGHT DASSAULT

Step 3 - Create a Drilling operation with machining pattern

Create the Machining Pattern:

with machining pattern Create the Machining Pattern: • Select Machining Pattern icon • Select the 4

Select Machining Pattern icon

Select the 4 holes in the corners of the part

Add 15 mm to Jump distance between points

of the part • Add 15 mm to Jump distance between points • Rename the Machining

Rename the Machining Pattern: HoleDiameter4

Click OK to save this Machining Pattern

HoleDiameter4 • Click OK to save this Machining Pattern • Select Drilling icon • In the

Select Drilling icon

In the Geometry tab page, select HoleDiameter4 as pattern to machine

In the tool tab page, select a drill tool

Specify a diameter=4mm and rename it T2 Drill D4

Replay the drilling operation

Specify a diameter=4mm and rename it T2 Drill D4 • Replay the drilling operation COPYRIGHT DASSAULT

Step 4 - Create a Pocketing and Rework operation using a catalog with prismatic machining area.

operation using a catalog with prismatic machining area. • Select the Prismatic Machining Area icon •

Select the Prismatic Machining Area icon

Fill the Prismatic Machining Area window as follows:

• Fill the Prismatic Machining Area window as follows: • Rename it: “ Pocket 1 ”

Rename it: “Pocket 1

Click OK to create the Prismatic Machining Area

1 ” • Click OK to create the Prismatic Machining Area • Select the Manufacturing View

Select the Manufacturing View icon

and use the Sort by Machining Feature contextual

menu to display your Prismatic Machining Area

contextual menu to display your Prismatic Machining Area • Select the Open Catalog icon • Select

Select the Open Catalog icon

Select the catalog Myprocesscatalog.catalog

Double click on “corner_and_ channel “process in the Pocketing family

“ corner_and_ channel “process in the Pocketing family • Select geometry to machine ( Pocket 1

Select geometry to machine (Pocket 1) and level of insertion in the PPR tree (Drilling.1) as follows:

• Click OK to create the Pocketing and Rework operations • Define appropriate macros •

Click OK to create the Pocketing and Rework operations

Define appropriate macros

Replay the 2 operations

and Rework operations • Define appropriate macros • Replay the 2 operations COPYRIGHT DASSAULT SYSTEMES 71

Step 5 - Create a Profile Contouring operation with macros catalog.

- Create a Profile Contouring operation with macros catalog. • Select the Profile Contouring icon •

Select the Profile Contouring icon

In Strategy tab page, select Zig-zag as Tool path style

In Geometry tab page, select Between Two Curves Mode and geometry as shown below

select Between Two Curves Mode and geometry as shown below • You must have 2 Guides

You must have 2 Guides which are not connected, in other case check in the Edge Selection menu the Options panel and select as Link types: No Link

Select Out for the Start and End condition with an offset of 5mm

In Tool tab page, select a tool with query icon

Look in ToolAssembliesSample01 catalog and select End Mill D10 Rc0 tool

catalog and select End Mill D10 Rc0 tool • In Macro tab page, select Approach macro

In Macro tab page, select Approach macro

Select the Read macro from catalog icon

Approach macro • Select the Read macro from catalog icon and read the Mymacrocatalog.catalog COPYRIGHT DASSAULT

and read the Mymacrocatalog.catalog

• Double click on Approach and select MyMacroApproachMotions_manuf.1 macro • Do the same thing for

Double click on Approach and select MyMacroApproachMotions_manuf.1 macro

Do the same thing for the following macros

Retract => load the MyMacroRetractMotions_manuf.1 macro Linking => load the MyMacroLinkingMotions_retract_manuf.1 macro Return in a level => load the MyMacroReturnInOneLevelMotions_retract_manuf.1 macro

Replay the Profile Contouring operation

macro • Replay the Profile Contouring operation COPYRIGHT DASSAULT SYSTEMES 73

Step 6 - Create a Profile Contouring operation

Step 6 - Create a Profile Contouring operation • Select Profile Contouring icon • In Geometry

Select Profile Contouring icon

In Geometry tab, Select Between Two Planes Mode, and geometry as the picture below:

Between Two Planes Mode, and geometry as the picture below: Note that we should select non

Note that we should select non continuous profiles (Guide 1 & Guide 2)

In Tool tab, select a tool with query icon

Look in “ToolAssembmiesSample01”

Select an End Mill tool Nominal diameter=6mm Corner radius=0mm

an End Mill tool Nominal diameter=6mm Corner radius=0mm • In Macro tab, define the following macros:

In Macro tab, define the following macros:

Approach macro: circular (3mm) + tangent (1mm) + axial (20mm)

Retract macro: Axial mode with 30mm Linking Approach macro: circular (3mm) + tangent (3mm) + axial (20mm) Linking Retract macro: circular (3mm) + tangent (3mm) + axial (20mm)

Replay the Profile Contouring operation

(3mm) + tangent (3mm) + axial (20mm) • Replay the Profile Contouring operation COPYRIGHT DASSAULT SYSTEMES

Step 7 - Create a Profile Contouring operation

Step 7 - Create a Profile Contouring operation • Select Profile Contouring icon • In Strategy

Select Profile Contouring icon

In Strategy tab page, define 3 as Numbers of levels

• In Strategy tab page, define 3 as Numbers of levels • In Geometry tab page,

In Geometry tab page, select Between Two Planes Mode, and Top/Bottom as the picture below:

Two Planes Mode, and Top/Bottom as the picture below: Note: Check that the arrow is pointing

Note: Check that the arrow is pointing inside the pocket

In Macro tab page, specify the following macros:

Approach macro: circular (5mm) + tangent (5mm) + axial (20mm) Retract macro: circular (5mm) + tangent (5mm) + axial (30mm)

Replay the Profile Contouring Operation

• Replay the Profile Contouring Operation COPYRIGHT DASSAULT SYSTEMES 77

Step 8 - Create a Pocketing operation

Step 8 - Create a Pocketing operation • Select Pocketing icon • In Strategy tab page,

Select Pocketing icon

In Strategy tab page, select Outward helical Tool path style and specify Number of

levels=3

helical Tool path style and specify Number of levels=3 • In Geometry tab page, select Top/Bottom
helical Tool path style and specify Number of levels=3 • In Geometry tab page, select Top/Bottom

In Geometry tab page, select Top/Bottom as the picture below:

Geometry tab page, select Top/Bottom as the picture below: • In Macro tab page, define the

In Macro tab page, define the following macros:

Approach macro: Ramping mode with 10mm and 20° Retract macro: circular (5mm) + axial (30mm) Return between levels approach macro: Ramping mode with 10mm and 20° Return Between Levels retract macro: circular (5mm) + axial (5mm)

Replay the Pocketing operation

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• Replay the Pocketing operation COPYRIGHT DASSAULT SYSTEMES 79

Step 9 - Create a Pocketing operation

Step 9 - Create a Pocketing operation • Select Pocketing icon • In Strategy tab page,

Select Pocketing icon

In Strategy tab page, select Outward helical Tool path style and specify Number of

levels=2

Activate the option Always stay on bottom to minimize the air cutting and Overhang=100%

on bottom to minimize the air cutting and Overhang=100% • In Geometry tab page, select geometry

In Geometry tab page, select geometry as the picture below:

Geometry tab page, select geometry as the picture below: Note: Check that the extremity of the

Note: Check that the extremity of the pocket is open (Dotted line)

In Macro tab page, keep the default macros coming from the previous Pocketing operation

Replay the Pocketing operation

Step 10 - Create a Profile Contouring operation • Select Profile Contouring icon • In
Step 10 - Create a Profile Contouring operation • Select Profile Contouring icon • In

Step 10 - Create a Profile Contouring operation

Step 10 - Create a Profile Contouring operation • Select Profile Contouring icon • In Strategy

Select Profile Contouring icon

In Strategy tab page, select One Way style, Distance between paths=2mm and Number of

paths=8

• In Geometry tab page, select Between Two Planes and geometry as the picture below:

In Geometry tab page, select Between Two Planes and geometry as the picture below:

Between Two Planes and geometry as the picture below: Note: Start by selecting the boundary (5

Note: Start by selecting the boundary (5 edges) rather the bottom. If you select first the bottom, you will have to delete the boundary to reselect the right one. Another option is to deactivate the option Contour Detection to not take automatically the boundary when you select the bottom.

In Macro tab page, create the following macros:

Approach macro: tangent (20mm in machining feedrate) + circular (5mm) + axial 10mm) Retract macro: tangent (20mm in machining feedrate) + circular (5mm) + axial (30mm) Return in a level approach macro: tangent (20mm in machining feedrate) + axial (5mm) Return in a level retract macro: tangent (20mm in machining feedrate) + axial (5mm)

Replay the Profile Contouring operation

(20mm in machining feedrate) + axial (5mm) • Replay the Profile Contouring operation COPYRIGHT DASSAULT SYSTEMES

Step 11 - Create a Profile Contouring operation • Select Profile Contouring icon • In

Step 11 - Create a Profile Contouring operation

Step 11 - Create a Profile Contouring operation • Select Profile Contouring icon • In the

Select Profile Contouring icon

In the Strategy tab page, define a Distance between paths=2mm and a Number of paths=7

define a Distance between paths=2mm and a Number of paths=7 • In Geometry tab page, select

In Geometry tab page, select geometry as the picture below:

Geometry tab page, select geometry as the picture below: Note: Use the Edge Selection menu, select

Note: Use the Edge Selection menu, select the 2 first edges then click on Navigate on belt of edges

In Macro tab page, keep the same macros as the previous operation but remove from the all the tangent motions done in machining feedrate.

Replay the Profile Contouring operation

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