Generating the Technological Results for
the First Part
To generate technological results, you need to apply the command to
bodies. To generate the Technological Results for the first part, Basic
Feature, you will run the command on the three bodies, not on PartBody
since the geometry it contains is not relevant.
The CATProduct document provided for this scenario,
includes four parts:
- Basic Feature (first part)
- Slice (second part)
- Rough Part (third part)
- Finished Part (final part)
To generate technological results for the first part,
double click it. Right-click Body.2 and select Body.2.object > Create
The technological information which the capability can
- Hole information
- Thread information
The application creates a Technological Results
node for this body. This node contains itself two nodes, one for
the hole, one for the thread/tap.
You cannot edit this node. What you can do is rename it by using
Repeat this operation for the other two bodies of this
part. You obtain a technological result node for each body:
Note that if now you edit Pocket.1 for example, the
application automatically recalculates the technological results to
reflect the changes to the pocket. The update symbol appearing the the
Technological Results node while editing, indicates this behavior:
Editing the Second Part and Generating the New
You are going to use the three bodies of Basic Features and their
technological results to edit the second part in which you will simplify
the structure by performing Assemble operations. When done,
Copy and paste the three bodies using
Paste Special As Result
with Link into the second part, Slice part.
To simplify the structure of Slice, perform
three Assemble operations so as to assemble pasted bodies with slice
bodies. By assembling all bodies, you will just have to run the
Create Technological Results on a single body (PartBody). You must
Create pattern features to duplicate the holes for the
Right-click PartBody and select PartBody
> Create Technological Results.
The technological results for the part are contained in the
Technological Results node.
For methodological reasons, we recommend you
publish that body which now contains the technological results.
Designing the Final Part
Designing Finished Part as the final part, reusing the Slice and the
Rough parts. For methodological reasons, we recommend you publish the
PartBody of Rough part.
In Finished Part, copy and paste the published body of
Copy and paste the publication of the Slice part.
Assemble both bodies generated so as to simplify the part
If now you click Tap/Thread Analysis
to analyze the threads and taps of the part, you can see that the
application cannot provide the technological results for your design.
For information about the Tap/Thread Analysis capability,
refer to Analyzing Taps and Threads.
Generating the Technological Results for
the Final Part
Now that the part is fully designed, you can generate the technological
results required by downstream applications.
in Finished Part, right-click PartBody and
select PartBody.object > Create Technological Results.
The Technological Results node for PartBody is
displayed in the tree. At this stage of your design, this node reflects
all technological results which can be generated.
Using the Tap/Thread Analysis
capability, you can check that the application now provides
Machining and Drafting operations can be performed using
these technological results without reloading the first three CATPart
documents. Reloading Finished Part allows you to see the
technological results of the whole CATProduct.
Highlighting Technological Results
In case you want to see which faces are associated to technological
results, just use 3D Annotation Query Switch On/Switch Off
For more information, see
Deactivating Technological Results
If after generating technological results you need to go on designing
and updating your part, we recommend you deactivate the technological
results obtained. Deactivating generated technological results is a good
way of reducing the time spent by the application in recalculating the
changes made to the part. Keep in mind then, that to optimize your design,
you can use the Deactivate capability
available from contextual menus.
Deleting Technological Results
It is possible to reduce the number of technological results generated
by applying the Delete capability. To delete a technological
result node, just right-click the node and select Delete.
This might be useful especially if you wish not to make all technological
information available to everybody and need to restrict the information you
Keep in mind that after deleting a technological result node, if later
on you reapply Create Technological Results, the node you
deleted is not recomputed. If you really need to retrieve that node, then
just use Reset Deleted Technological Result.
To use that capability, right-click the Technological Results
node and select Reset Deleted Technological Result from the
Recommendations of Use
To take full advantage of the capability,
here are two recommendations of use:
Downstream applications usually
process root bodies. If intermediate bodies are not used, do not
generate technological results for them. We recommend you generate
technological results on root bodies only.
Generate technological results once
you have finished your design.