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Use Multi-stepped Drilling Tools at Different Diameters

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Tracking Points for drilling tools allow you to use multi-stepped drilling tools at different diameters



Drilling tools now contain system-defined tracking points. Depending on the tool, a point may be defined at the tip or at the tip and shoulder on the center line. Step drills have an additional system-defined tracking point at each step.




Created with NX CAM 9.0.2



Using system-defined and user-defined tracking points and specifying tracking points for cutting and non-cutting moves.


To use this self-demo, save the attached part files locally and follow the instructions in the pdf document.


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About the Author


Holder.jpg 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.

The next logical step for a step drill might be to add columns in the tracking data list in the tool dialogue for different speeds and feeds and dwell time as each tracking point is reached? But that would also necessitate that it would pay attention to each tracking point as it was going to the final tracking point chosen in cutting path section of the operation dialogue. Are you guys working on this enhancement?