Q. What is new in V23 Feature Recognition, part 1?
A. V23 introduces associative tapping attributes on features.
- V23 is installed with standard tapping tables. You can use these or create your own. Theses tapping tables can be automatically associated to a feature by diameter or can be manually associated to a feature.
- Once the tapping attribute is associated to a feature, you can create your strategy to machine it. Drill and tap depths are automatically adjusted according to tapping table.
- The feature/s can now be toolpath thru Manual Hole Machining or Manual-Auto Hole Machining. This feature does not apply to Automatic Hole Machining.
- If you are using Catia for your design software and have already applied these attributes to your tapping features, WorkNC can automatically recover these attributes from Catia.