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Rules for Inserting a Step from a Template
When you insert a step from a template, the system derives its elements from the information in the template based on the following rules:
The step name is the same as the step name in the template. If the Process Table already contains a step with this name, the system appends a number to the step name, such as _000, _001, and so on.
If the current workcell already contains a tool with the same name as the tool name in the template, this tool is used for the step.
* It is important that your tool names uniquely identify the tools. The system uses the tool from the workcell even if its parameters are different than those defined in the template.
If the tool does not exist in the current workcell:
The system searches other workcells in the current manufacturing process for a tool with this name. If found, the system adds the tool to the current workcell using the parameters from the other workcell.
If the tool with this name is not found in the current manufacturing process, then it is added to the current workcell using the parameters derived from the template.
All the manufacturing parameters are derived from the template.
If the coordinate system and retract surface are defined in the operation where the step is inserted, the system automatically uses them for the step; otherwise, you have to define them.
You need to redefine all the other geometric references for the newly created step, such as surfaces to mill, holes to drill, and so on. However, if the mfg_auto_ref_mfg_template configuration option is set to yes, Creo NC automatically assigns the references if their names and types in the manufacturing model and in the template are identical.