|This task shows how to organize
machining processes in a catalog file.
A catalog file allows you to display the machining processes list by means of the Catalog Editor workbench. Also, you use catalog files to interactively apply a machining process.
|All CATProcess documents containing machining processes to be used in the catalog should be open.
|In order to store a machining process as a catalog component, select the Catalog Editor workbench from the Start > Infrastructure menu.
|Click Add Family
to create a component family.
The Component Family Definition dialog box appears.
|Enter a name for the component family (for example, AxialMachiningProcesses).
|Double-click the AxialMachiningProcesses component family in the graph.
|Click Add Component
to create a catalog component.
The Description Definition dialog box appears.
|Click Select external feature, then select AxialMachProcess1 in the Machining Process View of your AxialMachiningProcess1.CATProcess document.
|Click OK to make the machining process a component of the catalog component family.
|Select File > Save As to save the
catalog (catalogAxialMP1.catalog, for example).
Please refer to Apply a Machining Process for information about applying machining processes to geometry such as design features and machining patterns.