If I understand you correctly, yes it does have an effect, but it does not eliminate the code from being posted. I believe you will get an error if, for example, you blank a surface when editing an existing process pertaining to that surface. This is just fresh in my mind today: the message Onecnc will give is "nothing to machine" when I had the surface blanked.
However, if the process is already set up, I believe you can blank the surface or whatever, but if that process is within the active toolpath group, the code will still be created.
If you want to eliminate a process, and save it for later, simply create a new toolpath group and drag that particular process which you want to postpone, into the new toolpath group.
Only one toolpath group can be active at a time, so this controls what gets posted.
Last edited by HuFlungDung; 07-16-2003 at 11:09 PM.
That helped Hu, I just wanted some confirmation in hopes it would help cut some of the confusion for me when posting this particular process.
Had another thought, say the process was in a seperate layer and I closed that layer prior to posting would that accomplish the same thing. This particular portion of the part is for display only and not really a machinable component of the part.
If you blank any surface before you run any of the NC technologies on it, then it effectively does not exist to the subsequent processes you create.
The trick is to be absolutely certain that you are not going to loose gouge protection by blanking the surfaces. If the surfaces are actually inaccessible to the tool (such as the underside of something) then you could safely blank those.
Originally posted by HuFlungDung The trick is to be absolutely certain that you are not going to loose gouge protection by blanking the surfaces. If the surfaces are actually inaccessible to the tool (such as the underside of something) then you could safely blank those.
Now that is somthing I had not thought of but would have painfully been made aware of real quick. I bet that is somthing you learned from personal experience