|This task shows you
how to manage your design changes.
For more information on this topic please refer to Design Changes and Associativity Mechanisms.
|1.||Create a Profile Contouring operation and
replay the tool path.
All the tabs of the Profile Contouring dialog box display a green status.
The Profile Contouring entity is displayed in the tree with no related symbol.
|2.||Switch to the window showing the CATPart design and modify the part geometry.|
|3.||Switch to the Setup Editor window.
The Profile Contouring entity is now displayed in the tree with an Update symbol .
|4.||Double-click the Profile Contouring entity to
edit the operation.
The Geometry tab has an orange status, indicating that the geometry has been modified.
|5.||In the dialog box,
right-click the sensitive area corresponding to the modified geometry and
select the Analyze contextual command.
|6.||Click the Smart icon to highlight the geometry
that was used in the operation before the part was modified.
Geometry highlighted in this way helps you to analyze the design change.
|7.||Click OK to return to the Profile Contouring dialog box.|
|8.||Replay the tool path to make sure that the machining is
consistent with the design change.
You should check that there is no longer an Update symbol beside the Profile Contouring entity in the graph.
How to Analyze and Remove Geometry
In the Machining Operation editor, three icon commands appear at the bottom of the Strategy, Geometry, and Macros tab pages. They provide capability to:
To analyze one geometry aggregate (guiding element, for example), right-click the corresponding sensitive area of the Machining Operation editor and select the Analyze contextual command. The Geometry Analyser dialog box appears.
Geometry Analyser dialog box, the same three icon commands as above are
available. They provide capability to:
|The first column lists the geometry names (Guides 1-1,
Guides 1-2, and so on when several geometric elements are defined on
Guides 1, or Bottom when only one geometric element is defined on the
The second column lists the names of the referenced geometries: Edge, Face, and so on.
The third column lists the geometry status: Up to date, Not up to date, or Not found.
The columns of the Geometry Analyser dialog box can be sorted by clicking on the column header. Multi-selection is possible .