Create a Multi-Axis Flank Contouring Operation in Tanto Fan Mode

task target This task illustrates how to create a Multi-Axis Flank Contouring operation in the program. The tool axis will be guided in Tanto Fan mode.

To create the operation you must define:

pre-requisites Open the Flank_5X_test_part.CATPart document, then select Machining > Advanced Machining from the Start menu. Make the Manufacturing Program current in the specification tree. 
scenario 1. Select the Multi-Axis Flank Contouring icon .

A Multi-Axis Flank Contouring entity along with a default tool is added to the program.

The Multi-Axis Flank Contouring dialog box appears directly at the Geometry tab page

The part, drive and start/stop elements of the sensitive icon are colored red indicating that this geometry is required.
2. Click the red part surface in the icon then select the desired surfaces in the 3D window.
3. Click the red drive surface in the icon then select the desired drives in the 3D window (Drives 1 to 5).
4. Click the start and stop elements in the icon then select the desired limiting elements in the 3D window.

After geometry selection, the surfaces of the icon are colored green indicating that this geometry is now defined.
5. Select the Strategy tab page to specify:
Machining parameters:

Stepover parameters:

Tool axis guidance parameters:

In this example, Finishing, High-speed milling and Compensation are not required.

6. Click Preview in the dialog box to verify the parameters that you have specified.

A message box appears giving feedback about this verification.

7. Select the Tool tab page and specify a 16mm ball end mill. 

For more information please refer to Edit the Tool of an Operation.

8. If needed, select the Feeds and Speeds tab page to specify feedrates and spindle speeds for the operation. Otherwise default values are used.
9. If needed, select the Macros tab page to specify the operation's transition paths (approach and retract motion, for example). See Define Macros of an Operation for an example of specifying transition paths on a multi-axis machining operation.
10. Before accepting the operation, you should check its validity by replaying the tool path.

11. Click OK to create the operation.


You can modify the parameters of two or more Multi-Axis FlankContouring operations in one shot by means of the Selected Objects > Definition...  contextual command. See Editing Parameters of Several Multi-Axis Flank Contouring Operations.

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