Started a new project ... wanted to tap several UNC 3-48 holes in a brass plate.
So I added the UNC 3-48 in the tools section in Spiral Tap and Point Tap.
In Milling Stock I added Feature Drill Tap then in Hole Parameters I selected UNC 3-48 as my Thread Type. In Tool -Tap ... (here is the problem) ... I was unable to pick the Point Tap, only Spiral was available ... nothing changed if I tried "Manual Tool".
So the question is ... why can't I choose the style of tap I need (Spiral, Point, Hand, Rolling as shown in the Milling Tool Menu)? Unless of course Spiral is associated with a different tap operation that I have not picked ... maybe same for Point Tap.
Next issue ... If I accept Spiral tap UNC 3-48 and do a Post ... the Feed rate given is incorrect. It gives a feed rate of 0.0283 it should be 0.02083 ... seems like a typo error as the "0" is missing between the 2 and 8.
The rest of the Feed rates are okay for the UNC list. So far there are two ways to work around the issue ... Use Manual Feed/Speeds or add another 3-48 Tap to the UNC list in the Tap Hole Sizes menu and define the feed rate there. In short I would then have two 3-48s.
Really should not have to do this.
So where could the error be ... after looking at a bunch of files I found a TEXT file that seemed to provide the information. UNC.Text also has the incorrect number (0.02833) and the rest are correct plus the other provided data looks good. (there are Text file for all tap types).
But changing this did not help.
Also I found that UNF has similar errors for the higher pitched taps. Didn't look at the others ... too many!
Anyone else have had these issues??
I'm using V23 build 1493.
Thanks for any help ...