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To Create a Local Milling NC Sequence by Referencing a Previous Tool
1. Ensure that the active operation references a Mill or Mill/Turn workcell.
2. Click Mill > Milling > Local Milling > Previous Tool. The SEQ SETUP menu appears.
3. The following local milling specific commands are available on the SEQ SETUP menu in addition to the common commands for all NC sequence types:
Prev Tool—Specify the "previous" (larger) tool, which will be used for calculating the remainder material. The user interface for specifying the "previous" tool is the same as for specifying the current tool.
If you perform Local Milling by previous tool immediately after machining with a large tool, the previous tool is automatically selected by the system; use the Tool option on the SEQ SETUP menu to specify a smaller current tool.
Surfaces—Select surfaces to be milled during this NC sequence.
Window—Create or select a Mill Window. This option and Surfaces are mutually exclusive. If you use the Window option, then all the surfaces within the specified Mill Window will be selected.
Check Surfs—Select additional surfaces against which gouge checking will be performed.
MachiningArea—View the area to be machined. When you select this option, the MACHINE SRFS menu opens. Click Preview to show the regions that will be machined.
Build Cut—Access the Build Cut functionality.
The required options are checked off automatically. Select additional options, if desired, and click Done. The system will start the user interface for all selected options in turn.
4. On the NC SEQUENCE menu, click Play Path to verify the tool path automatically generated by the system. If not satisfied, you can either modify the parameters, or use the Customize functionality to adjust the tool path.
5. Click Done Seq or Next Seq when satisfied.