Articles tagged with: Assemblies

27
July
2012

Using Assemblies for Production Work

The following screenshot shows a simple example of a fully configured machining assembly:

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Machining assembly with one version of a file

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20
July
2012

Using Before/After Configurations in an Assembly

Often you will find that the early stages of a part corresponds to the actual stock of your part. In such cases, it can be useful to make a configuration called "Before" (or "Stock" or similar) and one called "After" (or "Final" or similar). You can then suppress all the features to be cut from the Before configuration, and use that as the stock for your machining operations.

  • Add the configurations to your part with the appropriate features suppressed in the Before configuration.

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Before configuration

Categories: HSM Tips and Tricks

20
July
2012

Machining Different Component Configurations in Assemblies

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Machining parts with different configurations

A very flexible way to machine different configurations of a part is to insert the part in an assembly in multiple configurations.

Categories: HSM Tips and Tricks

07
July
2012

Using Machining Assemblies

Whenever you have a customer part, or some other model which you do not want to change when adding machining operations, you can use machining assemblies.

The following steps represent the fastest way to create an assembly from a part:

  1. Open the part file which you want to machine.

  2. From the File menu choose Make Assembly Make Assembly from Part.
    This will create a new assembly file, and preselect the already opened part document as the component to insert.
  3. Click green tick  at the top of the property manager.
    Alternatively, you can click in the model view window, but simply clicking OK lines up the origin of the part and the assembly.
  4. Save  Save the new assembly, giving it a name indicating that it has machining in it.

Categories: HSM Tips and Tricks