This section has outlined the general process of operation planning used in this thesis. The discussion includes converting process plans to operation plans, and representing those operation plans in Operation Sheets. This section illustrates the role of other CAPP systems, and demonstrates the addition of other CAPP systems in the operation planning stage. Some of the techniques and limitations of replanning for failed operations were discussed.
The output from MetCAPP is stored in separate files on disk, and can be printed when the job is sent to production. The details are not shown with the normal process plans because of the extra bulk they would add.