Yes, I'd like to be able to hold shift and select a bunch of operations and choose to apply the same macro's to all of them. This way if I found I needed to replace all the safety planes on all my approach/retracts or wanted to adjust the ramping in angle of a bunch of operations because of a switch to an insert tool for instance I could just do a mass edit on them. That would be very handy and is one of the biggest things that NCL guys complain about not being able to do in Catia...with NCL the programmer could just type in a scalar. With Catia, one has to have the forethought (as in NCL) to create a formula but creating formula's in Catia is not nearly as handy. In NCL, one would just simply name a Scalar while programming (like in APT) because that is the methodology. In Catia, one has to create a preset user formula and then call it in each operation. This isn't a HUGE deal, but once the process becomes large, there is a very long lag when the programmer selects right-click-edit formula and then applys the formula. Once the process gets large, it takes a very long time for the Formula window to come up.
The best fix is what I've been asking for actually and will solve many of our problems....I would like to be able to create a user paramter in advance say like this:
%(RMPANG1) = 30 deg
Then when I create an approach vector (normal or tangent or at any angle or ramping/helix) when I select the vertical angle instead of having to right-click, edit formula and wait forever- I'd like to simply be able to type in the text box for the vertical angle: %(RMPANG1) and then it would automatically grab the 30 deg angle. If I decided to change the angle- I could just go into the attributes and edit the value and all my operations using that formula would update. This would save CONSIDERABLE time, and we would use formula's all the time and have a LOT of the power of APT. The only reason we don't do it much is like I said- it takes forever to wait when you select edit formula...
Do you think this is a good request? I'll post this to the forum and see what guys think in the private section.