Expert Machinist > Machine Tools > To Set Up a PPRINT Table
To Set Up a PPRINT Table
1. On the Parameters tab of the Milling Work Center dialog box, click PPRINT.
The PPRINT menu opens with the following options:
Create—Create a new PPRINT table.
Modify—Modify the current PPRINT table.
Retrieve—Retrieve an existing PPRINT table from the current working directory.
Save—Save the current PPRINT table for later use. You will be prompted for the name of the file. The file will have an extension .ppr and will be stored in the current working directory.
Show—Show the current PPRINT settings.
2. If the table has not been set up, the Modify option will be grayed out. Choose Create. If you have previously set up a PPRINT table, you can either change your former settings using the Modify option, or start with a clean table using Create.
The system displays the Activate PPRINT dialog box. It contains all the items that can be output through PPRINT. Whether an item will be output or not is determined by the flag value. The default flag value for all items is No. Change it to Yes if you want the item to be output.
3. To change the flag value, highlight the item or items in the PPRINT table by clicking them once, then click the appropriate action button (Yes or No), located in the lower-left portion of the dialog box. To unselect an item, click it once more. You can also use the Select All and Unselect All buttons located on the lower-right portion of the dialog box.
4. To supply comments for an item, highlight it and type the comment in the Comments text box. When you highlight an item with an existing comment, the comment is displayed in the Comments text box. While editing a comment, you can revert to the previous value by clicking the drop-down arrow next to the Comments text box.
5. Click OK to finish setting up the PPRINT table.