Browse a V4 NC Lathe Model

task target This task shows you how to browse a V4 NC Lathe Model in the NC Manufacturing Review workbench.
task target No sample is delivered for this scenario: you can use any CATProduct similar to the one shown below. It must be a CATProduct that includes one or more V4 models with NC Lathe sets.
scenario 1. Enter the NC Manufacturing Review workbench and click Read Manufacturing Data from a V4 Model . A dialog box like the one shown below appears.

2. Navigate to the desired CATProduct and click Open. 
3. If the CATProduct includes more than one V4 model, the following dialog box appears allowing you to select the desired V4 model.

The Select NC Lathe Sets dialog box appears.

4. Select one or more NC Lathe sets from the list and click OK.

A progression bar appears giving the status of the NC Lathe set and machining operation being processed.

The selected NC Lathe set is added to the Process List at Part Operation level. The PPR tree is updated with the manufacturing information of the selected NC Lathe set.

A program V4 Program.1 containing all the machining operations and tool changes of the NC Lathe set is added at Manufacturing Program level. 

A product Product1 is created and associated to the selected NC Lathe set.
All tools referenced in the NC Lathe set are added to the Resources List.

  5. Double-click the Part Operation entity in the PPR tree to access the Part Operation editor. Use this editor:
  • to associate a lathe machine to the Part Operation. In the Machine Editor remember to set the Spindle axis and Radial axis to appropriate values (XY or ZX, for example)
  • to associate a stock to the Part Operation. This is useful if you want to do a Video material removal simulation at a later stage (that is, once NC data has been associated to the V4 program).
6. Double-click a machining operation in the program to browse its properties. Please refer to Browse a V4 NC Lathe Operation for more information.

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