|This task shows how to insert a Spot
Drilling operation in the program.
To create the operation you must define:
HoleMakingOperations.CATPart document, then select the desired
Make the Manufacturing Program current in the specification tree.
A Spot Drilling entity along with a default tool is added to the program.
The Spot Drilling dialog box appears directly at the Geometry tab page . This tab page includes an icon representing a simple hole. There are several hot spots in the icon.
Select red hole depth representation, then select the points to be spot
You can do this by selecting the circular edges of holes.
In this case, the circle centers are taken as the points to be spot drilled.
Just double click to end your selections.
|3.||If needed, click on the tool axis symbol to invert the tool axis direction.|
Strategy tab page
to specify the
following machining parameters:
The other parameters are optional in this case.
|5.||A tool is proposed by default when you want to create a machining operation.|
Feeds and Speeds tab page
to specify the
feedrates and spindle speeds for the operation.
Note that in the 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.|
|8.||Before accepting the operation, you should check its validity by replaying the tool path.|
|9.||Click OK to create the operation.|
|Example of output
If your PP table is customized with the following statement for Spot 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_SPOT_DRILLING section of the Manufacturing Infrastructure User's Guide.