|Welcome to the Prismatic
Machining Preparation Assistant User's Guide. This guide is
intended for users who need to become quickly familiar with the Prismatic
Machining Preparation Assistant Version 5 product.
This overview provides the following information:
|Prismatic Machining Preparation Assistant delivers
Machinable Features recognition and associated functionalities for
preparing a design part for Prismatic Machining.
This product assists the NC programmer in making the link between Design and Manufacturing. It provides a set of functionalities that generate all Prismatic Machinable Features of the design part. It builds a real Manufacturing View of the design part with all the drilling and milling features to be machined. Thanks to its Machinable Features Recognition technology, Prismatic Machining Preparation Assistant allows Prismatic Machinable Features creation for all kinds of CATIA Version 5 design parts, including those with no Design Feature specifications, as well as non-CATIA Version 5 design parts.
It is totally integrated with the Prismatic Machining and Advanced Machining products. It dramatically reduces programming times by automatically creating all geometric areas that must be machined with Prismatic Machining operations, reducing time spent in geometry selections.
All Machinable Features can be fully machined with Prismatic Machining strategies by creating elementary machining operations or applying more complex machining processes in both drilling and milling domains.
Prismatic Machining Preparation Assistant offers the following main capabilities:
|Before reading this guide, you should be familiar with
basic Version 5 concepts such as document windows, standard and view
toolbars. Therefore, we recommend that you read the Infrastructure
User's Guide that describes generic capabilities common to all
Version 5 products. It also describes the general layout of V5 and the
interoperability between workbenches.
You may also like to read the following complementary product guides, for which the appropriate license is required:
|To get the most out of this guide, we suggest that you
start reading and performing the step-by-step
Getting Started tutorial. This tutorial will show you how to prepare
a basic prismatic part for machining.
The Workbench Description section, which describes the commands that are specific to Prismatic Machining Preparation Assistant, will also certainly prove useful.
|To perform the scenarios, you will be using sample
documents contained in the