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Change the same parameter in multiple operations

Experimenter
Experimenter

Is there any way to change the same parameter in multiple operations?

 

For example I have five cavity_mill operations and I want to change in all of them the depth per cut?

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Re: Change the same parameter in multiple operations

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

Hello!

 

I think the only thing would be to write an API. In NXCAM I don't know a way.

 

Werner

Re: Change the same parameter in multiple operations

Esteemed Contributor
Esteemed Contributor

There are some example journals in the NX install tree (...\UGOPEN\SampleNXOpenApplications\.NET\CAM\...) that may be a good starting point.

 

Also look on UGanswer (https://solutions.industrysoftware.automation.siemens.com/adv_search.php)

 

You should be able to journal this

Ken Akerboom Sr CAx Systems Engr, Moog, Inc.
Production: NX10.0.3.5 MP5 + patch/TC11.2
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Re: Change the same parameter in multiple operations

Genius
Genius

Hello ctes,

 

I don´t have NX here, but maybe you could use the Copy/Paste with Reference mechanism. Depending on your use case, this could be a solution.

 

Best wishes,
Joachim

In production NX 11.0.1.11 D3

Re: Change the same parameter in multiple operations


ctes wrote:

Is there any way to change the same parameter in multiple operations?

 

For example I have five cavity_mill operations and I want to change in all of them the depth per cut?


If it's a parameter you can inherit, then take advantage of the method parents.

 

If it's not inheritable, and the operations are already created, a journal is the best way.

 

  1. Select ONE operation
  2. Journal > Record
  3. MB3 > Edit
  4. Change the depth per cut
  5. OK
  6. Journal > Stop Recording.
  7. Select another operation of the same type
  8. Journal > Play

Repeat 7 and 8 for each operation that gets the same edit.

 

It's that easy. If you do this a lot, you can modify the journal, for example, to allow selection of multiple operations, or prompt the user for the new depth per cut.

 

Mark Rief
Retired Siemens

Re: Change the same parameter in multiple operations

Legend
Legend

How do you edit it to allow multiple operations to be affected ?

 

NX11.0.1

Re: Change the same parameter in multiple operations

Genius
Genius

Hi Dstryr,

 

I just checked in NX10.0.1. Copy Paste with Reference just works if you have a different Workpiece. It seems not to be possible

 

CopyPaste_with_Reference.JPG

As you can see in the image using copy paste with reference does not work within the same workpiece.

 

Sorry.

Best wishes,
Joachim

In production NX 11.0.1.11 D3

Re: Change the same parameter in multiple operations


Dstryr wrote:

How do you edit it to allow multiple operations to be affected ?

 


The basic approach is to start with one of our sample journals, and modify it by pasting in the commands from a journal you record.

 

Start by looking at the samples in UGOPEN\SampleNXOpenApplications\.NET\CAM that have "OntSelection" in their name. You can run some of these as is to see how they work.

 

I did a Tech Tip that shows the process - Learn to use journals in NX CAM

 

Mark Rief
Retired Siemens

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