When you have selected the feature, add an operation block by tapping the plus button. An operation block panel will appear at the bottom of the screen. Drag the marker on its edge to pull it up.
The operation block panel gives you a host of options for how the machining operation will be performed.
Tip: If you want to program various similar features, such as drilling several holes with the same dimensions, you can add more features to the same operation block. Tap them one at a time after you have created the operation block. Tap again to remove.
The offsets at the top can be used to leave some rest material for a fine cut. It is also possible to set a negative value to remove additional material.
Next, scroll down to select the tool assembly that will be used for this machining operation. You will find a few generic tools added by default to your Prism account. To define your own tool assemblies, click the “Add tool assembly” button.
When you have selected a tool, you will be given the choice to select a recipe from a list of compatible recipes. The recipes provide the cutting method and data based on the machining operation, material, and tool assembly. Prism has built-in recipes for the most common tools and materials. Note that when you select a recipe, the remaining input fields for cutting methods, coolant, and cutting data will be updated.
Note: The current built-in recipes are made for specific materials and tools, and might not be readily applicable to your materials and tool dimensions. This will be addressed in the near future.
The cutting methods, coolant, and cutting data depend on the type of machining operation. Tap the “Save and continue” button to finish. The 3D image will update to show what the workpiece will look like after the machining operation has been performed. You may add another operation block by tapping another feature and repeating the process.