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Understand the "Master Model" How many times have I used this term without knowing whether my audience understood what that means??? What is it? Model Driven Processes It enables a user to have a single model that’s used for all downstream processes from design, drafting, in-process models, tool & die design to the CNC program. [...]

March 2, 2015


How do you serve NX FLEXlm licenses through a firewall? A majority of the support calls that come into our queue are issues related to NX licensing. It isn’t that NX licensing is that hard to accomplish, but that the steps to accomplish it in YOUR environment aren’t so obvious.  There are many questions that [...]

February 26, 2015


Simple Method for Using Existing CAM Operations: Why? You may have created an NC program that is made of the same material, similar in shape, to be ran on the same MC. When this is not a template, you can still get the benefit of the process used. This will greatly reduce your programming time, [...]

February 20, 2015


Solid Edge View and Markup and Solid Edge Free Viewer When you install Solid Edge, you might not notice the View and Markup application. This is also known as Insight Connect. In this blog post, we will look at some of the functionality of this application and how you can share information throughout your organization [...]

December 19, 2014


Custom shape tools at the time this set of instructions was written is for use with Planar Mill and Planar Profile operations only. The following steps are only a recommendation. Start NX9.0 Create a new file inside NX Select OK Create a Sketch Sketch the Profile of your custom tool Your sketch should look similar [...]

November 21, 2014


This is a procedure for Cloning an assembly in NX. Start by creating a folder/directory named cloned Open the NX file you wish to clone. 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 [...]

October 24, 2014


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


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


Working with Spreadsheet Data in NX 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 Patterns […]

September 23, 2014


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