This enhancement allows you to efficiently create CNC programs for parts that are mounted multiple times at different locations and orientations as in a tombstone machining setup. It provides a copy/paste mechanism to duplicate operations and geometry objects from one workpiece to another while maintaining associativity between the source or “parent” objects and the copied or “dependent” objects.
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About the Author
Bill Storrs is in the CAM Product Management Group at Siemens PLM software, Cypress California. His main focus is on CAM usability and learning support. He currently leads the CAM Learning Initiative Team whose mission is to provide users with a comprehensive collection of reference and training materials. He has an M.A. in Corporate Training and Development and has been in the industry for over 20 years.
About the Presenter
Derek has been focused on PLM CAM software, in one way or another, since 1992, which sounds like a very long time. He's written posts, done implementation and training, served as a product manager, and as a marketer. It has all been fun - he's met a lot of interesting people and seen a lot of interesting machine shops.