How do I create a part model "machined.prt" using a portion (25 mm of 250 mm bar)of bar-stock.prt Model (Extruded bar) as material. I want the Stock model drive the machined part profile. I also need to report in structure
A couple of ideas come to mind...
If by reporting in the structure, you are referring to WTPart Structure in Windchill then there are a couple of trade-offs to consider:
Are you using a bar-feed machine or cutting the 25mm piece off before doing the machining.
There really is no clean way to show the raw stock part in a structure.
If the part is being cut off first, use a family table with the generic as the full length and dash numbers for different cut off lengths. Then pull the dash number into machine.asm and machine away the chips. One caution is that an assembly cut cannot add material. In a part file, you can add a fillet, but in an assembly, the fillet has to be modeled as the revole feature being subtracted.