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Assigning Machining Operations to Volume Features

To assess the cost of a part that you create from a stock body, you can assign machining operations to volume features.

To assign machining operations to open parts that have volume features:

  1. Click Costing tool_costing_tools.gif (Tools toolbar or the Evaluate tab on the CommandManager) or Tools > Costing.
  2. In the Costing Task Pane, select the template, material, and stock body.

    The software estimates the part cost.

  3. In the CostingManager, expand the machining operation folder containing the volume feature: Mill Operations, Hole Operations, or Turn Operations.
  4. To change the machining operations type, right-click the volume feature, and click a command to convert to another operation type:
    Option Description
    Convert to Drill Converts mill or turn operations to drill operations.
    Convert to Turn Converts mill or drill operations to turn operations.
    Convert to Mill Converts turn or drill operations to mill operations.

    For example, if the volume feature appears under Mill Operations, right-click the volume feature, and click Convert to Drill or Convert to Turn.

  5. To change the type of tooling operation, right-click the volume feature, and click Processing > Tooling and select a different type of tooling operation.

    For example, for a flat-end milled volume feature, right-click the volume feature, and click Processing > Tooling > Ball End Mill .

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