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Custom 3D graphics for turning tool in NX


Hi all!!!


I have a question. How to create turning tool from custom 3D model? For example I have downloaded .stp model file from site of tool manufacturer, e.g. KINTEK. When I created tool in manufacturing i can import tool from library, but it contain only the standart tool graphics. And for example there is no turning tools with OA (orient angle) = 3 degrees and HA (holder angle) = 90 degrees. What i must to do to use my custom 3d model as graphics for tools?


Re: Custom 3D graphics for turning tool in NX

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You don't say what version, but there is documentation on how to use 3D tool models in conjunction with tool libraries.

In NX9 docs:

CAM -> Manufacturing General -> CAM libraries -> Cutter, tool holder & device libraries -> ....


Ken Akerboom Sr CAx Systems Engr, Moog, Inc.
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