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This question was asked during the live webinar:Q: Can you build rules on non-cutting moves?A: Yes. Tom did not do this in his demo, but if you open the MKE and look at some of the examples you will see how this works. The add-on tap is one to look at.
This question was asked during the live webcast:Q: Can we get Tom’s notes to fill in some of the parameters?A: Here are the notes Tom used during his demonstration. If you keep these handy while watching the webcast replay, it should be helpful:Exercise 1: Add Feature Mapping ruleRule header: •OutputFeatures: STEP1HOLE•InputFeatures: STEP1HOLE_THREAD•Empty OperationClass•Empty ResourcesRule conditions:mwf.COLOR = 6IF mwf.DIAMETER_1 = 6 THEN lwf.THREAD_PITCH = 1.0IF mwf.DIAMETER_1 = 10 THEN lwf.THREAD_PITCH = 1.5lwf.THREAD_MAJOR_DIAMETER = mwf.DIAMETER_1lwf.THREAD_DIAMETER_NR = 1lwf.THREAD_ROTATION ="Right"lwf.THREAD_LENGTH = mwf.DEPTHlwf.THREAD_TAPPED_DRILL_SIZE = mwf.DIAMETER_1 - lwf.THREAD_PITCHExercise 2: Change OOTB constant to avoid spot drillingChanged constant “bool_Use_Spot_Drill_Yes1_No0” from 1 to 0The constant can be found on the “MillDrill” Machining Rule LibraryExercise 3: Change OOTB constant which determines the maximum hole diameter that can be drilled without pre-drillingChanged constant “Pre_Drill_Limit” and assigned different values for different workpiece materialsThe constant can be found on the “MillDrill” Machining Rule LibraryExercise 4: Added a brand new rule for machining a POCKETRule header: •OutputFeatures: POCKET_RECTANGULAR_STRAIGHT•InputFeatures: BLANK•OperationClass: mill_planar.FLOOR_WALL•Resources: 'End Mill (non indexable)'Rule conditions:REM Tool Attributestool.'(D) Diameter' <= 2.0 * mwf.RADIUStool.'(FL) Flute Length' > mwf.DEPTHtool.'(R) Corner Radius' = mwf.BOTTOM_RADIUSREM Operation Attributesoper.Region_Cut_Method="Follow_Part"oper.Blank_Distance = mwf.DEPTHAdd-on; Name: oType: OperationParameterClass: mill_planar.FLOOR_WALLAdd-on conditions:o.Depth_Per_Cut = tool.'(D) Diameter' / 4
This question was asked during the live webcast:Q: Where can we find the documentation for the rules or parameters?A: The documentation is included in the Help files, delivered with the software’s Technical Documentation. Specifically on the MKE, there is a PDF available that was shown in the last slide: MKE Help --> Help Topics will open this PDF.