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To Place a Previously Defined Group in Another Manufacturing Model
1. Click Model > User-Defined Feature to retrieve the group by name. The current operation could reference any type of workcell
2. As when placing a group of features, you will have to select if the group is to be Independent or UDF Driven, and will be prompted for the group elements. If the checkmark next to the Use CurOper option is on, all the NC sequences in the group will be placed in the currently active operation. If the Use CurOper option is not selected, you will be prompted to select a parent operation in the new model, unless the operation is included in the group. When all the prompts are answered successfully, the manufacturing group will be placed.
The Use CurOper option is available only for UDFs created in Release 16.0 and later.
When you are answering the prompts for group elements, the WHICH REF menu will open with the following options:
Alternate—Select a reference for the current element.
Same—Use the same reference as in the reference part. This option appears only if the group contains a reference part information, and this reference part is present in the current manufacturing assembly.
Skip—Skip the current prompt without selecting a reference. After you have answered all the other prompts, the system will allow you to redefine the skipped element.
The Skip option is not available for UDFs created prior to Release 16.0.
3. After the UDF placement is completed, a namelist menu of all NC sequences included in the group will appear. Check off the NC sequence(s) whose tool or parameters you want to modify (you can use Select All). The MOD NC SEQ menu will open with the following options:
Tool—Change the tool.
Parameters—Modify the NC sequence parameters.
Click Done when finished.
4. If some of the prompts have been skipped, the system starts the appropriate user interface to allow you redefine the skipped element. Then the GRP PLACE menu will open with the following options:
Redefine—Redefine all elements related to skipped prompts.
Show Result—Preview the group.
Info—Display information about the group being created in the Information Window.
On the GRP PLACE menu, click Done to finalize the group.
The group is placed in the new model.