Using Workpiece Models

It is important to understand how workpiece models are used in manufacturing assemblies. Workpieces represent unmachined stock material, for example: • Stock Billets • Castings Workpiece Features: • Enable machining simulation of workpiece. • As-machined versions. • No machining outside workpiece boundaries. • Workpiece display. Workpiece Options: • Create an automatic workpiece. • Assemble …

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Using Reference Models

It is important to understand how reference models are used in manufacturing assemblies. Reference models represent the finished machined component. For example, this can be: • A component machined from solid. • A machined mold core. • A machined casting. Creating reference model options: • Same Model • Inherited • Merged by Reference …

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Configuring Operations

Configuring manufacturing operations forms part of the setting up for manufacturing procedure. An operation and a machine tool must be configured before NC sequences can be created. Manufacturing operations contain: • Fixtures (Optional) • Machine Coordinate System • Retract Plane • NC Sequences Figure 2 – Machine Coordinate System and Retract Plane Manufacturing …

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Creating Manufacturing Models

Creating manufacturing models is the first step in the manufacturing process. Manufacturing models contain all manufacturing process information,  such as: • Operations • Workcells • NC sequences • Reference models • Workpiece models Figure 1 – Using Template Manufacturing Models Manufacturing Models Manufacturing Models • Manufacturing model assembly file – “filename”.asm Figure …

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Creating and Using NC Model Assemblies

You can create NC model assemblies that consist of a reference model and a workpiece. You can then use NC model assemblies by assembling them into manufacturing models. Creating NC Model Assemblies • Create Stock Options: – Workpiece Shape – Overall Dimensions – Offset Dimensions – Rotation Offsets Figure 1 – Create …

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Manufacturing Process Overview

The manufacturing process can be divided into four high-level steps: Figure 1 – Creating the Manufacturing Model Figure 3 – Creating NC Sequences and CL Data Creating the Manufacturing Model Figure 2 – Creating the Manufacturing Environment Figure 4 – Post-Processing CL Data and Machining Creating the manufacturing model is the first step in the …

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Student Preface — Using the Header

In this topic, you learn about the course handbook layout and the header used to begin each lab in Creo Parametric. Course Handbook Layout: • Modules – Topics ♦ Concept ♦ Theory ♦ Procedure ♦ Exercise (if applicable) Procedure / Exercise Header: Course Handbook Layout The information in this course …

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Using Creo Parametric Help

You can obtain help from various locations, either from Creo Parametric or from links on PTC’s Online Resources. • You can obtain help from any of the following locations in Creo Parametric: – Creo Parametric Help – Command Search – Online Resources – File > Help Figure 2 – Using …

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Understanding Resolve Mode Tools

If desired, you can activate Resolve mode to manage failures. Activate Resolve mode using: • Regeneration Manager preferences – Failure Handling ♦ No Resolve mode (default) ♦ Resolve mode • Config.pro option – regen_failure_handling ♦ no_resolve_mode (default) ♦ resolve_mode Figure 1 – Resolve Menu Figure 2 – Failure Diagnostics Window …

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Analyzing Invalid Assembly Constraint Failures

Invalid assembly constraint failures occur when constraints from one set conflict with constraints from another set for a given component. • Reasons include: – Parent components modified or deleted. – Features in parent components modified or deleted. • Resolve the failure: – Change constraints. – Modify features to satisfy constraints. – Suppress or freeze …

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