|This task illustrates how to create a
Longitudinal Rough Turning operation
in the program.
To create the operation you must define:
|Open the Lathe01.CATPart document, then select Machining > Lathe Machining from the Start menu. Make the Manufacturing Program current in the specification tree.|
Rough Turning icon
A Rough Turning entity along with a default tool is added to the program.
|The part and stock of the icon are colored red indicating that this geometry is required. All other geometry is optional.|
|2.||Click the red part in the icon then select the desired part profile in the 3D window.|
Edge Selection toolbar appears to help you with contour selection.
The Automatic Linking option allows you to select a first element then the element to navigate to in order to complete the profile selection.
The Axial/Radial and Radial/Axial Linking options are also useful for profile selection.
|The part of the icon is now colored green indicating that this geometry is now defined.|
|3.||Click the red stock in the icon then select the desired stock profile in the 3D window.|
|4.||Set Part Offset to 5mm.|
|5.||Select the Strategy tab page
to specify the
main machining strategy parameters:
|6.||Double-click Max depth of cut in the icon.
Set this value to 15mm in the Edit Parameter dialog box and click OK.
|Other optional parameters can be set in the Options tab (lead-in and so on).|
|A tool is proposed by default when you want to create a
machining operation. If the proposed tool is not suitable, just select
the Tool tab page
to specify the
tool you want to use.
Please refer to Edit the Tool of a Lathe Operation.
|7.||Select the Feeds and Speeds tab
page to specify
the feedrates and spindle speeds for the operation.
See Feeds and Speeds for Rough Turning for more information.
|8.||Select the Macros tab
specify the operation's transition paths (approach and retract motion,
Approach linking and retract linking motions are interruptible for this type of operation.
See Define Macros on a Lathe Operation for more information.
|Before accepting the operation, you should check its
replaying the tool path.
|9.||Click OK to create the operation.|