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Add new machine into MKE

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

Hello,

 

I would like to add a new machine into my MKE-Resource Library.

The machine is already in the "...resource\library\machine\installed_machines\" folder,

but its not in the MKE.

 

How can I insert my machine into the MKE like here:

 

snip_20170824121534.png

Right know I just have the standard machines.

 

Thank you.

 

 

 

NX 11.0.1.11
6 REPLIES

Re: Add new machine into MKE

Genius
Genius

Hi Muddi,

 

On the top left corner of your MKE there is an option called "Open and Update". 

 

This option is used to update the tool definitions, machines, materials... of the MKE according to what you have in your MACH folder. 

 

Hope this help!

 

SMF.jpg

 

 

Salvador Peregrina
Manufacturing Team Leader| NX 11.0.2.7

Re: Add new machine into MKE

Siemens Phenom Siemens Phenom
Siemens Phenom

Hi,

 

The machines in your MKE customization are machine "types" not "instances".

The MKE is taking the Machine Description value from the Machine Library as the machine "type"

So you need to add the machine and its description to your machine_database.dat as well.

Machine Description.png

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tom van 't Erve

NX CAM Development

Re: Add new machine into MKE

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

Hello,

 

I have discribed my machine in the machine_database.dat and the machine is also listed in NX

like in your picture.

 

But when I "Open and Update " my machining_knowledge.xml, it seems that it takes the informations

from an other machining_database.dat. When updating my xml-File I choose my copied "resource/configuration" file. So actually the direction should me the right one. But it is updating from an other directory.

 

 

NX 11.0.1.11

Re: Add new machine into MKE

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

I have checked know, and I am pretty sure that by updating the XML file,

the information are taken from the standard machine_database.dat where NX is installed.

How can I change the directory to my machine_database File ?

 

Thank you

NX 11.0.1.11

Re: Add new machine into MKE

Genius
Genius

Hi Muddi, 

 

There are two ways to do it.

 

1.- Change your environment variables. 

 

2.- Replace the machine_database located where NX is installed for your custom machine_database.

 

Salvador Peregrina
Manufacturing Team Leader| NX 11.0.2.7

Re: Add new machine into MKE

Siemens Phenom Siemens Phenom
Siemens Phenom

Hi,

 

The standard way in NX to work with different environments (e.g ASCII tools or MRL tools; OOTB machines or our own machines, ...) is to use diffent CAM Configurations.

 

Just make sure that you pick the same CAM Configuration in the MKE as in NX CAM when you do "Open and Update".

MKE_CAM_configuration.png

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

That will ensure that the tools, machines, materials, ... that you see in the MKE exactly match those that you see in NX CAM

 

 

Tom van 't  Erve

NX CAM Development

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