Edit an Insert in the Resource List

task target This task shows you how to edit a lathe insert that is already used in your document.
scenario 1. Right-click the desired insert in the resource list, and select the Edit NC Resources contextual command.

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.

The Insert Definition dialog box is displayed allowing you to edit the insert's characteristics.

2.  If needed, enter a new name for the insert.

You can also assign a comment.

3.  If needed, use the spinner to change the Tool number.
4. Click More to expand the dialog box to access the Geometry, Technology, and Feeds & Speeds tabs.
scenario   Please refer to Insert Resources for a description of the available parameters.
5. You can specify the insert geometry in two ways:
  • double-click a parameter in the large icon representing the insert 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 insert's technological parameters. 

7. Click the Feeds and Speeds tab and enter the desired values for the insert's feed and speed parameters. 

8. Click OK to accept the modifications made to the insert.
scenario A CATPart or CATProduct representation can be assigned to the insert by the Add User Representation contextual command in the Resource List.

A mask symbol on the bottom right of the Insert Holder 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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