I am working on an HBM machine with an added contour head, and a B-axis table. I got a turning operation to generate properly for a hole that has an axis the same as the spindle axis at B=0. There is another hole with an axis at 45 degrees to the spindle, so a B=45 command will align the hole and spindle axis. I am having difficulty generating that operation, and I get the error "Tool orientation does not match current workspace. I have a couple theories on what might fix this:
Any thoughts on this would be appreciated.
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even I am not an expert here my understanding is that for each new orientation you need to define a new MCS turning spindle object.
I could be wrong and their are better ways, but for facing heads some "workarounds" are still needed as we do not have an extra operation for such "tools".
Yes it is my understanding that a new turning spindle object is required for each new orientation. I have it set up like this, but that doesn't seem to make it work.
You're right, there is an option in this turning tool (one that I created) to choose which MCS it is under. You can choose a specific MCS or "Operation". That doesn't seem to fix the issue though.
I was able to make the operation generate by creating a 2nd pocket on the contour head that is at the 45deg necessary, and that does allow me to generate a turning operation. This seems like a pretty terrible work-around though since it would require many pockets for all the angles the customer may work with in the future. I think I would also have to play with how anycontroller mounts the visible tool as well so the tool in the sim isnt at an angle in the contour head.
Any thoughts on the turret setup? It seems strange that I can make tools in a turret work when they are not pointing the right direction (without a turret rotation), but not in this application.
About angles in the turret.
Do you check if the turret angle fits, so that the tool is orientated in the turning plane when it is rotated with the turret?
I am not sure if that will help.
No these angle is usally used to bring a pre mounted tool (static on a turret) into the orientaiton when is becomes active and should be alligned with the turningworking plane.
May some pictures would help is sharing is allowed.
Ah yes the working angle might be what I was missing to simulate a phantom turret. I will try to get to testing that in the next few days.
So if the phantom turret method works, it still means that I will need to make a pocket for every angle the customer plans to use. I still feel like there must be a better way.
Allllright. I ended up doing a major revamp of my geometry, MCS's, etc. It turns out you don't have to do anything special beyond having a new MCS for each hole location. Thanks for all the input. Happy to be moving forward again