|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.|
|1.||In order to store a machining process as a catalog component, select the Catalog Editor workbench from the Start > Infrastructure menu.|
|2.||Click Add Family
to create a component family.
The Component Family Definition dialog box appears.
|3.||Enter a name for the component family (for example, AxialMachiningProcesses).|
|4.||Double-click the AxialMachiningProcesses component family in the graph.|
|5.||Click Add Component
to create a catalog component.
The Description Definition dialog box appears.
|6.||Click Select external feature, then select AxialMachProcess1 in the Machining Process View of your AxialMachiningProcess1.CATProcess document.|
|7.||Click OK to make the machining process a component of the catalog component family.|
|8.||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.