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Surface Machining


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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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You need to create the Rough Stock. There is an icon that automatically creates one and you may modify the automatic size. The icon is in the geometry management tool bar. Save your self a bunch of time and buy some of the intro books like from Sham Tickoo or Schroff Publishing. Dassault Systems did not make it too easy to teach yourself.
I have catia materials including the followings:

catia v5 r17 sp3 Software 2CD
catia v5 r17 Help document 4CD
CATIA v5r17 Training 20CD
catia v5 A-class surfaces, Reverse engineering,advanced video courses with demonstrations of car 15CD .
Otherwise there are some other training courses, about 20CD.

These CDs are not for free. If anyone wants to buy, please email to [email protected].

The above URL are just part of demostrations. This is my e-shop.


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