View Full Version : Machining tool path

02-16-2007, 06:43 PM
Hi everyone. I am an ME student at Clemson. I have an
undergrad position with a professor and my task is to teach myself Catia, among
other things. I have learned alot from you all and now I need to ask about the
surface machining work bench.

I am trying to create a tool path so that I can machine the part I have
created. The tutorial starts off by stating that when you enter the surface machining
too bench the part will appear surrounded by rough stock. I do not see
the rough stock and there is nothing written about any prerequisite. Is there
an operation to create the rough stock?


Fred Heckroth

Senior ME student

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02-24-2007, 01:01 AM
Once a tool path is created, video simulation will automatically create a rectangular solidbox large enough so that the tool cuts something. Perhpas this is what you were thinking. This is not visible before entering video simulation mode though.

02-24-2007, 02:43 AM
Thank you. I don

02-24-2007, 06:59 AM
Yes you should be in surface machining if you need to machine a surface. I'd suggest you try Prismatic machining first as there are fewer things required to generate a tool path. Prismatic machining will do profiles at different depths. Surface machining will do more, but requires more knowledge to get started.

02-24-2007, 01:43 PM

Maybe I'll send you a related file you need. I've been tried to solve your problem friend. Take it easy. I'll send it via your e-mail. It's being in process.

Would you mind to send me your e-mail address then i'll send it back of your request.
This my e-mail address
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Best Regards,


03-06-2007, 06:08 PM
Hi Fred...........

I've been sent the file you requested through your e-mail

Hopefully, it would help you.

Best Regards,


03-12-2007, 11:35 PM
Hi Fred.......

Have you received any file from me on your e-mail??????