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Converting Slot Features to Volume Slot Features

Volume slot features are volume features that are created from standard slot features. You can convert standard slots into volume slots, and you can revert volume slots to standard slots.

By converting standard slot features to volume slots, you can use the custom volume feature options to improve cost estimates.

To convert a slot feature in a part to a volume feature for Costing:

  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 Mill Operations.

    The application identifies existing slot features.

  4. Right-click a slot feature and click Convert to Volume Slot.

    The cost is updated.

    To revert a volume slot feature back to a slot, in the CostingManager, right-click the volume slot feature and click Revert to Standard Slot.

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