Manufacturing > Tooling > Solid Tool Models > To Use Tool Outline in Turning
To Use Tool Outline in Turning
1. On the Tool Setup dialog box menu bar, click File > Open Tool Library > Use Outline (this option is available only for the tool types TURNING and TURN-GROOVING).
2. Select a tool model name from the browser window.
3. The system reads in the model parameters and geometry, and generates the tool outline by projecting the external profile of all components of the tool model to the XZ plane of the TIP coordinate system. When creating an NC sequence using this tool, the system will use the tool outline for material removal and degouging purposes, as described above.
* If you have trouble generating tool path when using a solid tool outline, try increasing the value of the NC sequence parameter BACK_CLEAR_ANGLE.