cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

Need help using a journal to edit sequential mill operations

Creator
Creator

I am wanting to use a .vb journal or something similar to edit the initial and final stock inside of the loop control in sequential mill operations.  My goal is to invert the initial and final stock regardless of what the actual numbers are.  I just want my initial to become my final and my final to become my initial.  Has anyone been able to pull this off?  I'm not sure if it will be possible but I would appreciate any help that I can get.  Thanks.

13 REPLIES

Re: Need help using a journal to edit sequential mill operations

Esteemed Contributor
Esteemed Contributor

Sequential milling is too old to be supported by journaling, I think.

 

You will have to use GRIP to manipulate it.

Stefan Pendl, Systemmanager CAx, HAIDLMAIR GmbH
Production: NX10.0.3, VERICUT 8.0, FBM, MRL 3.1.4 | TcUA 10.1 MP7 Patch 0 (10.1.7.0) | TcVis 10.1
Development: VB.NET, Tcl/Tk    Testing: NX11.0 EAP, NX12.0 EAP

How to Get the Most from Your Signature in the Community

Re: Need help using a journal to edit sequential mill operations

Creator
Creator
I was afraid of that and I'm not familiar with GRIP. Thank you

Re: Need help using a journal to edit sequential mill operations

Your options are GripNC and keystroke macros.
Mark Rief
Retired Siemens

Re: Need help using a journal to edit sequential mill operations

Creator
Creator

Mark,

I've used macros but in the case of multiple cut levels or step overs that are different per operation the macro will change my cut depth to whatever the operation was that I used to create it.  So I don't think a macro will work for what I'm trying to accomplish.  I'm hoping that I can find my solution in GRIP but I cannot seem to find anything pertaining to sequential mill loops.  Before I waist any more time on this do you think that it would be possible to do this with a GRIP program and if so do you know where I might find some examples of grip programs that are used to edit parameters inside of an operation?

 

Thank you,

Jeremiah

Re: Need help using a journal to edit sequential mill operations

Esteemed Contributor
Esteemed Contributor

Have you looked in the GTAC solutions database (AKA UGanswer)?

Ken Akerboom Sr CAx Systems Engr, Moog, Inc.
Production: NX10.0.3.5 MP5 + patch/TC11.2
I'd rather be e-steemed than e-diseaseled


Re: Need help using a journal to edit sequential mill operations

Creator
Creator

Ken,

I have checked GTAC solutions but did not find anything.

Re: Need help using a journal to edit sequential mill operations

Esteemed Contributor
Esteemed Contributor

I have just searched the solution center and found this request.

 

In general any dialog that is not a block dialog doesn't support journaling nor are there NXOpen APIs to use manually.

 

You need a GRIP author license to compile GRIP programs.

GRIP is a BASIC-like development language and therefore simple.

 

It should also be possible to use the C user function wrappers in .NET to handle sequential milling.

 

Attached find a journal that uses the wrappers to read the parameters of the selected ONT object.

Stefan Pendl, Systemmanager CAx, HAIDLMAIR GmbH
Production: NX10.0.3, VERICUT 8.0, FBM, MRL 3.1.4 | TcUA 10.1 MP7 Patch 0 (10.1.7.0) | TcVis 10.1
Development: VB.NET, Tcl/Tk    Testing: NX11.0 EAP, NX12.0 EAP

How to Get the Most from Your Signature in the Community

Re: Need help using a journal to edit sequential mill operations

I also could not find a sample for this in the GTAC solution database.

I asked somebody who still deals with GripNC, and they don't have a sample either.

 

I think you need to find somebody who was a Grip NC expert 20-30 years ago, who still remembers ;*)

 

How many operations do you need to edit?

Perhaps there is some other solution?

Mark Rief
Retired Siemens

Re: Need help using a journal to edit sequential mill operations

Creator
Creator
Mark,
Thanks for looking. I have aprox. 400 operations give or take, mainly 5-axis corners. We run into this problem a lot when mirroring our 5-axis parts. I pretty well have the mirror process automated except for the seq. loops. We still have to go in and swap the initial and final stocks. With most parts it's not that big of deal but when you get a big complicated part it can get pretty monotonous. I just keep thinking that there has got to be an easier way to accomplish this but I can't seem to find one.

Learn online





Solution Information