Axis System and Editing BUG!

Bryan Carpio Felsher

Axis System and Editing BUG!
There needs to be a way to lock all default axis systems, views, compass, to any axis system user chooses.

When doing selecting multiple, say Isoparametric paths, and doing a mass edit by choosing definition, user is not able to globally change the axis system- because when editing multiple MO's, it defaults to the Aircraft Coordinate System, instead of the Part operation Axis System.

In addition there is a bug when editing multiple Multi-axis Flank contouring MO's. I have several infinite lines drawn in multiple pockets. These lines are normal to part surface. They represent holes that have been predrilled. I use "normal to a line" in my approach macro's to ensure tool plunges exactly where hole was drilled...this is the best way when there are depth cuts. Obvioulsy each approach macro has a different line/vector.

When choosing all of these MO's to do a mass edit (say just changing the axial depth of cut) the bug is that all the approach macro's get set to the same line vector. This makes me have to select all 20 pockets seperately instead. Without the bug, I'd save probably 20 minutes of programming time.

Samarinder Singh

RE: Axis System and Editing BUG!
(in response to Bryan Carpio Felsher)
Bryan,
This mass edit function just got introduced and DS will take some time to fine tune it. This bug is not only in multi-flank it is in all mo which support mass edit(definition)

RICHARD STEINER

RE: Axis System and Editing BUG!
(in response to Bryan Carpio Felsher)
Wouldn't it have been nice if this feature was fine tuned before it was introduced? (sigh) Maybe Bryan would've been a good candidate to help them with that.

Richard

Patrick Touron

RE: Axis System and Editing BUG!
(in response to Bryan Carpio Felsher)
Hello
"In addition there is a bug when editing multiple Multi-axis Flank contouring MO's. I have several infinite lines drawn in multiple pockets. These lines are normal to part surface"

That seem to be a bug, pleas can you open a PMR with CATPart/CATProcess ...we will investigate and solve it
Patrick Touron

COE Administrator

RE: Axis System and Editing BUG!
(in response to Bryan Carpio Felsher)
Bryan,

I have opened PMR 88758,180 (Problem Management Report) for this problem.

All I need from you is a simple scenario including a sample CATProcess and associated files to describe the problem. Send that to me and I will wrap it all up and send it to DS. I will track the problem for you and keep you updated.

If files are over 10 meg, I can send you FTP instructions.

Philip Barna

RE: Axis System and Editing BUG!
(in response to Bryan Carpio Felsher)
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Mark, how did you get such a great email address?

Bryan Carpio Felsher

RE: Axis System and Editing BUG!
(in response to Bryan Carpio Felsher)
I submitted an enhancement request and described the problem, but I can't give you the process where this occured as there is too much customer sensitive material and the files are more like 100 MB+ (It was a fairly large part with many pockets). When I have a chance, I will try and create a sample process from scratch with the problem and send to you.

Here is the basic description of the problem. I have a steel part with many pockets. I create a point/vector at the center of each pocket. I drill at each of these points. (the vector was just an infinite line at each point and normal to the floor of each pocket) Normally this technique works very nicely for making sure that a tool does all of its plunging exactly at the same location of the hole that was predrilled. (If I were to just use a point, there would be too much ramping with the cutter and wasted motion.)

I then choose a profile-contour tool path. In the approach macro, I select "normal to a line" and pick each vector. I repeat this for each pocket, manually selecting each line.

Then, I realize that I wanted to change the depth of cut, so I highlight all of the Profile Contouring operations, and right-click- definition, and change the depth of cut.

When I hit replay, all of the MO's have changed to the first line vector which obviously would drive the tool right through the part on the second and subsequent pockets.

I angrily reselect each approach vector again...after I congradulated myself for finding such a cool way to quickly reset all the pockets to use the same vector in their approach!

Bryan Carpio Felsher

RE: Axis System and Editing BUG!
(in response to Bryan Carpio Felsher)
Oh yeah, I think this happens with all mass-editing on all MO types.

Thanks for submitting the request to fix.

COE Administrator

RE: Axis System and Editing BUG!
(in response to Bryan Carpio Felsher)
Philip,

When I first started at IBM my manager asked me what e-mail address I wanted, so jokingly I told him "cool1". I thought that it would only be an interim/temporary id, since all my employment info was still being processed. It turned out that it was my permanent id and changing it to something more conventional would be more effort than I thought it was worth, so I left it alone.

Roger Bombassei

RE: Axis System and Editing BUG!
(in response to Bryan Carpio Felsher)
Thanks a bunch Mark for helping with this.
That is an awsome email address you have. It is reason alone to stay at IBM until you retire.

COE Administrator

RE: Axis System and Editing BUG!
(in response to Bryan Carpio Felsher)
Gentlemen,

I have just been notified by DS that this problem is to be corrected in R19 SP2 and in R20.

R19 SP2 is currently scheduled for October 31 (Happy Halloween!).

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Patrick T....

This problem was reported in pmr 88758,180,000.
APAR HD77389 has closed "PER"

Bryan Carpio Felsher

RE: Axis System and Editing BUG!
(in response to Bryan Carpio Felsher)
You guys are great. Thanks for fixing these issues! Any idea when R19 for PLM express will come out? In the past, they have always come out much later than the initial release...bummer.

So far many of my requests have been addressed and look like they will be fixed in R19 SP2. I'm really looking forward to it.