This task shows how to insert a 4-axis Pocketing operation
in the program.
To create the operation you must define:
Open the 4XPocket.CATProduct
document, then select
A 4-axis Pocketing entity along with a default tool is added to the program.
|The bottom and flanks of the icon are colored red indicating that this geometry is required for defining the pocket. All other pocket geometry is optional.|
|Make sure that the Pocketing style is set to Open Pocket.|
Right-click the red Bottom
in the icon and select Contour Detection
from the contextual menu.
Click the red Bottom then select the desired pocket bottom in the 3D window.
The pocket boundary is automatically deduced thanks to the Contour Detection setting. This is indicated by the highlighted Drive elements.
|The bottom and flanks of the icon are now colored green indicating that this geometry is now defined.|
|3.||Click the Top element in the icon then select the desired top element in the 3D window.|
Set the following offsets:
Select the Strategy tab page
and choose the desired
tool path style:
|You can then use the tab pages to set parameters for:|
A tool is proposed by default when you create a machining
operation. If the proposed tool is not suitable, just select
the Tool tab page
to specify the tool you want to use.
This is described in Edit the Tool of an Operation.
|6.||Select the Feeds and Speeds tab page to specify the feedrates and spindle speeds for the operation.|
the Macros tab page
to specify the operation's transition paths (approach and
retract motion, for example).
|See Define Macros of an Operation for another example of specifying transition paths on a machining operation.|
Before accepting the operation, check its validity by
replaying the tool path.
|9.||Click OK to create the operation.|