|This task shows how
to apply a TRACUT Operator to a delimited sequence of operations in the
The sequence is delimited by TRACUT-TRACUT/NOMORE type instructions.
|Open the CopyTransfoSample.CATPart document.|
|1.||Create a first Pocketing operation on the first square cut-out. Create a second Pocketing operation using a different tool on the first triangular cut-out. To create these pockets, make sure that the Island Detection contextual command is not active before you define the pocket bottom.|
|2.||Right-click the Manufacturing Program and select the Compute Tool Path contextual menu. Select the Compute if necessary option in the pop-up that appears.|
|3.||Select Tool Change.1 in the program.
Select TRACUT Operator in the Auxiliary Operations toolbar (Transformation Management Sub-toolbar).
A TRACUT Operator is inserted in the program before Tool Change.1 and the TRACUT Operator dialog box appears.
a TRACUT/NOMORE instruction) in the dialog box to create a TRACUT/NOMORE
Select an entity in the program to specify the insertion level.
In this scenario, select Pocketing.2 to insert the TRACUT/NOMORE instruction after that operation.
The TRACUT Operator will apply to the two tool changes and the two pocketing operations.
|5.||Set the Transformation type to
Choose the Translation type to Absolute Coordinates.
Specify the translation by setting the Distance along X to -100mm.
|6.||If needed, select the Syntax tab to consult the syntax that will be applied for the TRACUT operator.|
|7.||Click OK to create the TRACUT Operator in the program.|
|8.||To visualize the tool path resulting from the defined
TRACUT Operator, select the first tool change in the program then click the
Replay Tool Path
Make sure that the TRACUT display mode is active in the Tool Path Replay dialog box.
Replay the tool changes and pocketing operations.
Close the dialog box at the end of the replay.
More About Inserting a TRACUT Operator
The possible transformation types are as follows.
TRACUT Operator will show an Exclamation symbol in standard cases:
TRACUT Operator will show an Update symbol in standard cases: