Feature based automation is a powerful time saver that recognizes standard geometry and automatically applies pre-determined machining processes. It becomes even more powerful when you can specify your shop’s custom specific features and processes. Learn how to use Feature Teacher to specify a new custom feature.
The feature recognition system is very flexible and provides opportunities for you to add your own custom features into the feature libraries. The easy way to do this is to use the feature teaching capability to identify a geometric topology that represents a new feature.
Better still, the feature teacher will recognize key dimensions and cutting areas as identified by PMI content in the teaching selection. So whatever information is needed to correctly determine the correct cutting approach is automatically discovered when features are recognized for cutting!
In this Tech Tip, Tom takes us through a sequence of using the feature teaching method to first identify the new feature's topology, then continues to add info to his teaching feature to make the process more intelligent.
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About the Presenter
Tom Van't Erve is the product development director for our Prismatic Parts industry segment. Tom is located in the Netherlands.
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