|This task shows how to insert a
Circular Milling operation in the program. To create the operation you must
document, then select the desired
Make the Manufacturing Program current in the specification tree.
A Circular Milling entity along with a default tool is added to the program.
The Circular Milling dialog box appears directly at the Geometry tab page .
|2.||If needed, enter Offset values for the Bottom and Contour.|
|3.||Select the red hole
depth representation then select hole geometry in the 3D window.
Just double click to end your selections.
|4.||If needed, you can invert the tool axis direction by selecting the axis representation in the sensitive icon.|
Select the Strategy tab page
and choose the
machining strategy parameters,
which are common to the two machining modes:
parameters for Standard machining mode:
parameters for Helical machining mode:
|7.||A tool is proposed by default when you want to create a machining operation. You can use an End Mill or a T-slotter in this type of operation.|
Feeds and Speeds tab page
to specify the
feedrates and spindle speeds for the operation.
Note that in the toolpath represented in the strategy page, tool motion is at:
|9.||Select the Macros tab page to specify the operation's transition paths (approach and retract motion, for example). 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.|
|10.||Click OK to create the operation.|
|Example of output
If your PP table is customized with the following statement for Circular Milling 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_CIRCULAR_MILLING section of the Manufacturing Infrastructure User's Guide.