In the Pro/NC environment you can create the workpiece on the fly by sketching the solid part and then applying the Offset Expand Feature to give the uniform stock material.
First, create a manufacturing model.
-Select Reference Part, Default position
-Select MFG Model, Create, Workpiece, type the name and select the first feature, for example, Protrusion
After you sketch the feature you need to define the blind.
-Select the small square, RMB, and choose To Select option and then click the top of the part
-RMB in the workpiece part in Model Tree and Activate model. In Modify Part menu, select Feature, Create, Tweak, Offset
-Change the Offset option to Expand Feature
-Select the top of the workpiece part and type a value
-Choose Done Return, Done
When defining the Manufacturing parameters to a Volume milling toolpath, change the Trim to Workpiece to Full Trim.
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