Hello, I have scoured the internet for any information on parameters and CSYS's needed for using solid model tooling in material removal simulation.
From the information that I have gathered, it seems that you create a parameter in each of the tools components named "VERICUT_TYPE" and then set it to either "HOLDER" or "TOOL" based on what the component does, and I am not for sure but I have also seen that you might be bale to set it to "INSERT" as well? This parameter also seems to need to be set regardless if you are using moduleworks, you still need the "VERICUT_TYPE" parameter.
You then need to create a CSYS in the center of an assembled solid model tool with the Z pointing into the tool and located at the cutting height. You then open your insert (if using one) and create a CSYS named "INSERT" facing the same direction as your "TIP" CSYS and located in the center of the insert.
I have done this, but seem to have mixed results. Am I missing something? Is there any literature whatsoever out there to explain how to correctly make a solid model tool for use with moduleworks? Are the parameters I am setting ("TOOL", "HOLDER, and "INSERT") right?
The help files have some pretty good information on solid tools
Here is an older webinar I found on solid tooling that might help also.
From reading over the webinar, it does talk about the parameter "HOLDER" but never states anything about "TOOL" or "INSERT", I can not seem to find any official information on that, only information from other users that have previously posted with their experience with this.