Edit a Tool Assembly in the Resource List

task target This task shows you how to edit a tool assembly that is already used in your document.

Note that if you edit a resource that is used by one or more machining operations, then these operations will be impacted by the modification.

scenario 1. Double-click the desired tool assembly in the Resource List.

You can also right-click it and select the Edit NC Resource contextual command.

The Tool Assembly Definition dialog box is displayed allowing you to edit the tool assembly's geometric and technological parameters.

scenario   Please refer to Lathe Assembly Resources for a description of the available parameters.
2. If needed, enter a new name and comment for the tool assembly.
3. If needed, use the spinner to change the Tool number. This parameter identifies tool in the tool storage magazine.
4. Click More to expand the dialog box to access the Geometry and Technology tabs.
5. You can specify the tool assembly geometry in two ways:
  • double-click a parameter in the large tool assembly icon and enter the desired  value in the Edit Parameter dialog box that appears
  • or enter the desired values in the Geometry tab page.

6. Click the Technology tab and enter the desired values for the tool assembly's technological parameters. 

7. Click OK to accept the modifications made to the tool assembly.
scenario A CATPart or CATProduct representation can be assigned to the tool assembly by means of the Add User Representation contextual command in the Resource List.

If a component (insert holder or insert) of the assembly has a user representation, then that representation will not be taken into account. The assembly representation has priority.

A mask symbol on the bottom right of the Tool Assembly icon in the PPR tree indicates that a user representation has been added to the resource. For example:

For more information about user representations, please refer to User Representation of Lathe Tools.

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