Anyone have any tutorials or guidelines on how to use thread milling? I've hacked at it for a day now and don't really understand what Pro wants/needs in order to make a thread. Up to this point I've always created the thread mill by hand, but since I saw it in the list of options I figured I'd better try it.
I have the Fundamentals of Milling book, but it doesn't even mention the option....
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You need to define a Thread Mill type tool. You can define either single teeth or multi teeth cutters in Tool Setup dialog box. The tool definition effects the toolpath. Thread parameters can be defined either in the Parameter Tree or Thread Mill dialog box. You select the references in the Thread Mill dialog box using four different methods.
Our tutorials cover this sequence and its contents can be viewed at http://www.proetutorials.com/tutorials_nc/Thread%20Milling.htm