At where I work we are using NX version 6.0
We machine molds w/ multiple cavities
When finish milling the sidewalls of the cavities
we usually select the surfaces of one of the cavities
then translate the toolpath to the other cavities using
this procedure usually works well for us.
Where my questions comes in is if I go back into the original operation
to edit any parameters, this statement "pops" on the screen
"All instances of this operation will be edited"
and when I regenerate the operation it looks as if all the instanced
operations also get regenerated. But after a closer look I have discovered
that instanced operations HAVE NOT changed ,that in fact they still have
the original toolpath.
To get around this problem I delete the instanced operations then re-translate the operations.
Can someone please tell me how come the instanced operations are not updating when UG tells me that "All the instanced operations WILL be
Make sure your manufacturing preferences are set to update all instances and generate tool paths is active.
John Joyce -NC Programming Supervisor
Barnes Aerospace, Windsor CT