|This task shows how to insert a
Point to Point operation in the program.
To create the operation you must define:
PrismaticMilling02.CATPart document, then select
Point to Point
A Point to Point entity along with a default tool is added to the program.
The Point to Point dialog box appears directly at the
Strategy tab page
Goto Point ,
then select a corner point on the underside of the part.
Just double-click to end point selection. The first tool motion is defined and appears in the list in the Point to Point dialog box.
|3.||Click Goto Position . A Sequential Motion dialog box appears to help you specify the part, drive and check elements as well as positioning conditions (To / On / Past).|
|4.||Just click OK when you have specified the desired elements and conditions. The second tool motion is defined and appears in the list in the Point to Point dialog box.|
|5.||Add other Goto Point, Goto Position and Go Delta motions
as shown in the figure below.
In the Point to Point dialog box you can:
Strategy tab to specify
machining parameters. If needed:
|7.||Select the Tool tab page
to replace the
default tool by a more suitable one.
Select the Face Mill icon. A 50mm diameter face mill is proposed. You can adjust the parameters as required.
See Edit the Tool of an Operation for more information about selecting tools.
|Check the validity of the operation by
replaying the tool path.
|8.||Select the Feeds and Speeds tab page to specify the feedrates and spindle speeds for the operation.|
|9.||If you want to specify
approach and retract motion for the operation, select the
Macros tab page
to specify the
desired transition paths.
The general procedure for this is described in Define Macros of an Operation.
|10.||Click OK to create the operation.|
|You can right click the motions displayed in the 3D view
to access contextual commands to insert or remove point positions and to
assign local feedrates.
By selecting a circle, its center is taken as the point to machine.
Points of an associated sketch can also be selected.
Points can be defined by clicking on a user-defined indication plane.
Points can be defined by entering X, Y, Z coordinates in the