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Cut an assembly

I want to cut through an assembly because it is ground to a dimension after it is assembed. Is this possible?

Shags72 Mfg. Eng.
Windows 7 Pro 64bit
NX 8.5.2.3 MP3 Teamcenter 8
Dell M6700 i7-3740QM 8GB RAM,
NVIDIA Quadro k3000M
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Accepted by topic author shags72
‎11-10-2015 01:04 PM

Re: Cut an assembly

Have you tried the "assembly cut" command?

Re: Cut an assembly

I have not but I will look for it right now.
Shags72 Mfg. Eng.
Windows 7 Pro 64bit
NX 8.5.2.3 MP3 Teamcenter 8
Dell M6700 i7-3740QM 8GB RAM,
NVIDIA Quadro k3000M

Re: Cut an assembly

What is used as the tool?
Shags72 Mfg. Eng.
Windows 7 Pro 64bit
NX 8.5.2.3 MP3 Teamcenter 8
Dell M6700 i7-3740QM 8GB RAM,
NVIDIA Quadro k3000M
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Accepted by topic author shags72
‎11-10-2015 01:02 PM

Re: Cut an assembly

The "tool" is whatever shape you want to cut out of the components. For example, extrude a shape in the assembly file and use assembly cut to "subtract" it from one or more components.

Re: Cut an assembly

Thank you sir worked great!
Shags72 Mfg. Eng.
Windows 7 Pro 64bit
NX 8.5.2.3 MP3 Teamcenter 8
Dell M6700 i7-3740QM 8GB RAM,
NVIDIA Quadro k3000M

Re: Cut an assembly

You need to either create a Solid Body representing the material to be removed or you need add a Component to the Assembly which does the same.  That body/Component is then used as the 'Tool' for the Assembly Cut operation.  Note that irrespective of what you use for the 'Tool' body, there is NO need to perform any sort of a WAVE linking or Promotion as that's taken care of automatically by the Assembly Cut function.

 

Also note that this 'Boolean' Subtract, or Cut operation, will only have an effect on the parts in the context of the Assembly as the original components will be unchanged by this Assembly-level operation.

John R. Baker, P.E. (ret)
EX-Product 'Evangelist'
Irvine, CA

Re: Cut an assembly

Ok returning now with a new issue with this. I used this again and now I cannot get the tool not to show in the assembly drawing. Any ideas? Thanks

 

I do have hide the tool checked on the dialogue.

Shags72 Mfg. Eng.
Windows 7 Pro 64bit
NX 8.5.2.3 MP3 Teamcenter 8
Dell M6700 i7-3740QM 8GB RAM,
NVIDIA Quadro k3000M

Re: Cut an assembly

Is the tool in the Reference Set which you use in your drawing? When you use layer, check if the tool Layer is visible in your view (Format -> Layer Visible in View?)

 

Regards André

Re: Cut an assembly

Thank you sir I will give that a shot. Though I must say I would think it would do this in the dialogue when you check to hide tool. Ah well.

Shags72 Mfg. Eng.
Windows 7 Pro 64bit
NX 8.5.2.3 MP3 Teamcenter 8
Dell M6700 i7-3740QM 8GB RAM,
NVIDIA Quadro k3000M