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Using Existing NX CAM Files as Templates Templates in NX CAM are utilized to save programming time and the possibility of errors. When utilizing templates, the programmed tool, speeds, feeds, non-cutting moves, cutting parameters, and cut patterns should be consistent. Templates can also be utilized to consistently process your machined parts in very similar sequences. […]

August 28, 2014

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How to Acquire an NX 9 License File from Siemens PLM Installing NX is only half of the two main tasks required before NX can run. The second task is to install the license server, which requires a valid NX license file. The following post provides a detailed explanation of acquiring a license file directly […]

August 20, 2014

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Creating a Reuse Library in NX 8.5 NX Reuse Libraries aid in assembly with jigs and fixtures by simply dragging the files into the manufacturing setup files. Sample Reuse Library files can be downloaded from Siemens PLM here; however, a webkey is necessary. Follow these steps to setup a reuse library and create a reuse […]

July 29, 2014

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Importing Sheet Metal Solid in Solid Edge ST6 Solid Edge offers very powerful sheet metal tools. For this blog post, I imported a STEP file that I need to transform to sheet metal and generate a flat view. Upon opening the file, I noticed it was drawn as a solid part and was designed without […]

July 22, 2014

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Solid Edge has the ability to work just like you! For example, there are certain situations where there are machining processes that take place after parts are assembled, I will refer to these as post process features. One reason for the post processes is to make sure everything bolts up after assembling piece parts. While […]

July 15, 2014

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Sometimes there are some NX settings that just seem to hide in the dark. Have you ever opened a dialog and realized that some of the Groups are missing? Somehow, your dialog has been set with those options turned off. NX Dialog Format You see, it all started in NX8.5 after the dialogs had all [...]

July 14, 2014

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NX part files are defined with a basal unit of either inches or millimeters, which cannot be changed interactively within NX. This article discusses options that involve unit definitions, conversion, and how units can be managed. Methods of Managing NX Units Units Definition NX provides two default unit system files: one English and one metric. […]

July 3, 2014

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The simplest way to customize NX is through the use of macros A macro records a series of keystrokes in order to automate them into a simple keystroke or an icon on a custom Toolbar. Any series of keystroke a NX operator does repeatedly should be considered for a macro in order to speed up […]

June 24, 2014

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Have a Draft and missing your original model? No problem with Solid Edge! In Solid Edge, the draft file does not need the original model it was based off in order to open and display its information and views. So if you ever find yourself in the position where you have lost your model and […]

June 17, 2014

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Customize Radial Menus in NX 9 Radial menus in NX are small icons that appear surrounding your cursor location; each icon can be customized to your most used features. These menus allow you to quickly and easily access features with a click and swish of your mouse. Follow the instructions below to get started customizing […]

June 10, 2014

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