|This task shows how to insert a Drilling
operation in the program.
To create the operation you must define:
document, then select the desired
Make the Manufacturing Program current in the specification tree.
|1.||Select Drilling . A Drilling entity along with a default tool is added to the program. The Drilling dialog box appears directly at the Geometry tab page . This tab page includes a sensitive icon to help you specify the geometry of the hole or hole pattern to be machined.|
the red hole depth representation then select the pattern of 10 holes as
shown below. Just double click to end your selections.
|The sensitive icon is updated with the
|3.||If needed, you can invert the tool axis direction by selecting the axis representation in the sensitive icon.|
|4.||If needed, you can define a clearance by first double clicking the Jump Distance parameter in the sensitive icon then specifying a value in the Edit Parameter dialog box that appears.|
|5.||Select the Strategy tab
specify the following machining
The other parameters are optional in this case.
|A tool is proposed
by default when you want to create a machining operation.
Remember that you can make use of the hole diameter found on the selected hole feature to select an appropriate tool.
Feeds and Speeds tab page
to specify the feedrates and spindle speeds for the operation.
Note that in the Drilling tool path represented in the strategy page, tool motion is as follows:
|7.||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 Axial Machining Operation.|
|Before accepting the operation, you should check its validity by replaying the tool path.|
|8.||Click OK to create the operation.|
|Example of output
If your PP table is customized with the following statement for Drilling operations:
A typical NC data output is as follows:
You can use Edit Cycle to edit or choose output syntaxes. For more information please refer to Editing Cycle Syntaxes in Axial Machining Operations.
The parameters available for PP word syntaxes for this type of operation are described in the NC_DRILLING section of the Manufacturing Infrastructure User's Guide.