Creating a Cloned Assembly

How to Clone an Assembly in NX CAM

In a few of my classes, I was asked if there was an easy way to clone an assembly in NX CAM. Clone assembly doesn’t have to be difficult, and it definitely isn’t! Let’s walk through a step-by-step guide to this procedure. We’ll start with creating your directory.

Start with Creating the Folder / Directory

  1. Create a folder/directory and name it cloned.
  2. Open the NX file you wish to clone.
  3. From the Assemblies pull down menu. Select Cloning (Make sure assemblies are active, if Assemblies are not active Cloning option is not visible.) Select Create Clone Assembly.This dialog will appear:
clone assembly dialog in nx cam
  1. On the main tab, select Add Assembly. Then, select your file that you wish to clone.
    1. (This may take awhile to load, it is reloading your file and all of its references).
  2. Now, go to the Naming Tab.
naming tab dialog, clone an assembly in nx cam
  1. Select the Define Naming Rule option: This dialog appears
define naming rule

Adding the Suffix

  1. Select the Add Suffix option.
  2. In the Add/Replace/Rename String: Box inter an underscore _
  3. Select OK
  4. In the Default Output Directory: Browse to the folder/directory you created in Step 1 of this procedure.
  5. Check the Dry run, a window will pop up with all the files that are referenced in your file.
  6. Then select the Execute button, this will create your cloned assembly in the directory/folder you created.
  7. Create a zip file containing all the files in the cloned folder.

And, you’re done!

Post by Brian Brown

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