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New Axis Control Methods When Using Interpolate Tool Axis in NX 11.0.2 CAM Two new options have been added when you choose a Tool Axis of Interpolate Vector → Linear.  You can now define that the tool axis will orient relative to the U or the V direction of the surface. These options allow you [...]

January 3, 2018

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Identifying a Tool and Holder in NX CAM Have you created a new operation only to realize that you don't know the tool number to select from the current step? If you have given your tools a logical name, you can still determine which tool you want to use by viewing the list.  If not, [...]

November 27, 2017

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The pros and cons of different approaches to duplicate NX11 model shapes. Overview Methodology Procedural Steps, Total Part File Memory of Each Method Statistical Report Total Memory of Completed Panel & Panel Thickness Edit Time Comprehensive Editability Testing Pros and Cons Summary   We left off in “Part 1” of “Groundhog Day All Over Again [...]

November 12, 2016

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Halloween Fun with Solid Edge ST7 In celebration of Halloween, I thought a Jack-O-Lantern would be fun to replicate in Solid Edge ST7 and to compliment the design, a cool render from Keyshot. The first phase of my pumpkin creation resided around the creation of easily synchronous sketched curves to dictate the size of the [...]

October 14, 2014

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Add a Custom Command for Header Lines for Post Processing in NX 9 CAM Follow these simple steps to create a Custom Command in NX CAM to add to a post processor for header lines to be output from a post processor: Start Postbuilder. Select the custom command tab. Select the Create option. Right mouse […]

October 7, 2014

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Working with Spreadsheet Data in NX 9 How can we use a spreadsheet to drive the design of an NX part? NX part files can contain, reference, and link to spreadsheet data. This is often used to define iterations or multiple configurations of a design such as Pattern features, Part Families, etc. Methods such as […]

September 23, 2014

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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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