Export All Components of an Assembly Working in a support role often requires sharing part files and exporting all components of an assemblies with customers and vice versa. This seemingly simple task can present problems at times. End users of Siemens NX likely must share part files between departments, customers, vendors, etc, and can be […]
Dominic SantoroDominic’s approach with CAD software is influenced by his heavy background in mechanical engineering. With his career beginnings at Eastman Machine to providing his expertise at Calspan to joining the top tech team at Swoosh, he offers fellow NX CAD engineers best practices in 2D design, concept layout, additive manufacturing, and structural design modifications.
Custom Boundaries for Drawing Views Note: We will be covering other commonly overlooked functions, like creating custom boundaries from drawing views, at our first-ever virtual edition of NX University–a one-day event covering new features, hidden gems, and best practices for NX Design and Manufacturing users. Editing drawing view boundaries can be very clean and efficient […]
Michael PintoFor over twenty years, Michael has worked first hand with NX in the aerospace and consumer goods industries, building skills like geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, 3D renderings, and computer aided product design in NX. www.swooshtech.com
Reese ShearerWith over 20 years of mechanical engineering experience in the automotive industry with various rules as instructor, mentor and also providing IT support, I consistently strive to work effectively with others and continually exceeded expectations.
Working With Revisions of Non-NX Parts and Translated Files Note: Download the part file and follow along with the blog! Replacement Assistant Part File If you deal with customer data from a non-NX part (Inventor, Solidworks, Catia etc.) you know that they are easily opened in NX. The problems come in when they send you […]
NX Predict Next Command Predict command can be found on the side border bar, this enhancement with “Predict Command” is new to NX Continuous series. Use Predict Next Command to get the best choice of commands to complete your design, analysis, or manufacturing task. NX collects data of how you use commands, analyzes this data to determine […]
What’s New NX 1899 Series – Visual Assistant Visual Assistant works with a command to show you the inputs that are required to complete the test which is associated with that command. You can also see the difference in the features that are created when you use different sets of inputs. Visual Assistant provides multiple […]
Reattach Sketches A sketch can be reattached to a different planar face, datum, path, or even a different orientation. This change can be a powerful command when the positioning of a feature needs to be moved. Of course, there are tools like synchronous modeling that can adapt features after creation, but adjusting the location of […]
5-Axis Chamfer Milling Technique The requirement is to mill a chamfer (.01 x 45 degrees) around the cutout that needs to be done with a 5-Axis operation. There are a few methods to do this but the most visual and understandable way that I have found Is through the construction of some extra surfaces. 1.) […]
Creating 3D Breakout Section View in NX Drafting Although creating a 3D breakout section view can take a few extra steps, it can be a very effective way to display a part. This blog will guide you through the process on NX1899, but the tool is extremely similar across other versions as well. The first […]
Manufacturing: Cutting with Tool Position on a Boundary is back in NX1872 Series Software. Personally, I like the new dialogs for creating boundaries for machining but there is something we lost in NX11.0.2 and 12.0. The ability to easily choose for the tool position to be “ON” the boundary. The old […]