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Keeping toolpaths from needing regen

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Sometimes I will have to go back and edit a toolpath, and anything I have restmilling on with (all previous operations checked) it dirties them up. Same with stock models, is there a work around for this? 

NX used to be able to just "OK" toolpaths and avoid needing regen. 

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12 minutes ago, navsENG said:

Sometimes I will have to go back and edit a toolpath, and anything I have restmilling on with (all previous operations checked) it dirties them up. Same with stock models, is there a work around for this? 

NX used to be able to just "OK" toolpaths and avoid needing regen. 

Disconnect the stock models. Get them to a stable point and then export the PMESH to a level and then pick that PMESH as the source and delete all source operations. Now you have broken the link. I have a 200 OP file 1/2 GB with connected stock models and operations I try not to sneeze the wrong way and keep plenty of backs up encase this happens. 

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6 minutes ago, 5th Axis CGI said:

Disconnect the stock models. Get them to a stable point and then export the PMESH to a level and then pick that PMESH as the source and delete all source operations. Now you have broken the link. I have a 200 OP file 1/2 GB with connected stock models and operations I try not to sneeze the wrong way and keep plenty of backs up encase this happens. 

Hmm why didn't I think of that. I do that if I have seperate ops in a different file haha.. Thanks for that tip! 

My file is no where near that bad, it is just irritating if I need to go back and modify things.. 

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You can verify the entire part a lot easier when you use a single file

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Just now, Leon82 said:

You can verify the entire part a lot easier when you use a single file

I know, it is just old habits... For horizontal parts I usually will do seperate ops/fixtures in a different file. 

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You also can lock any toolpath too (select toolpaths and press L key to lock/unlock).  

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