Create a Machining Process for Lathe Machining

task target This task shows how to create a machining process for a lathe Threading operation. In this scenario you will specify a  tooling query to find an appropriate tool and insert for the operation.
Select an Machining workbench from the Start menu. 
No CATPart or CATProcess is needed at this stage.
If the Machining Process toolbar is not already displayed, select it using View > Toolbars.
Make sure that Start Edit mode is selected in the Operations tab page of Tools > Options > Machining.

Initialize the Machining Process

scenario 1. Select the Machining Process View icon . The Machining Process View dialog box appears.
2. Select the Machining Process icon . The dialog box is updated with a new machining process as shown. 
3.  Select the Lathe Threading icon.
The Lathe Threading dialog box appears.
At this stage you can set certain parameters such as feeds and speeds and machining strategy. However, there is only limited access to geometry parameters and it is not possible to specify a tool.
4. Just click OK to add a reference Lathe Threading operation to the machining process.

The reference operation has an associated Tooling Query.

Define the Tooling Query

5. Double-click the Tooling Query associated to the Lathe Threading operation. The Query Definition dialog box appears.

Define a simple tooling query as shown below. It corresponds to the criteria:
find a spot drill in the ToolsSampleMP tool repository whose name is Spot Drill D10.


Click OK to assign the tooling query to the Lathe Threading operation.

7. Select File > Save As to save the machining process in a CATProcess document (called
LatheThreadingProcess1.CATProcess, for example).
  8. Right-click the Machining Process in the Machining Process View and select the Save in Catalog contextual command.

The Save in Catalog dialog box appears. Click the [...] button and specify a new catalog name (catalogAxialMP1.catalog, for example).

Click OK to save the machining process as a component in the specified catalog.

The following are initialized automatically:

  • family name: Machining Process
  • component name: name given to the machining process using File > Save As.

However, you can change family or component in the Catalog Editor workbench. Click here to see how you can organize machining processes in a catalog using the Catalog Editor workbench.

    Then you can Apply the Machining Process to the geometry to be machined. The tooling query will be resolved at this stage.
Click here to see how you can make use of Knowledgeware functionalities in Machining Processes.

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