Please forgive my frustrated sounding post. I have only been using NX10 for a year. Upgraded to NX11 upon release. So i am still faily new to the NX game and there is still alot of things I don't know and need help with. So I am here! One thing on my list is Bulk editing text in manufacturing. A simple tool/ button called "TEXT EDIT/FIND REPLACE" needs to be added if not already. Notepad has it, Excel has it, and I'm sure a bunch of other CAD/CAM and less expensive softwares have it. Is there a text edit tool somewhere that I dont know about? I have alot of toolpaths to rename and its not just a matter of naming them 1,2,3,4,5,ect,. Also, I am not a VB programer, so if doing coding is a solution, you will have to be very thorough in your response.
Any help would be great!
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Lets make sure we are talking about the same thing.
Do you want to rename a bunch of operations on the operation navigator or exit posted output?
If you want to rename operations there is a sample journal for that - look in
C:\Program Files\Siemens\NX 10.0\UGOPEN\SampleNXOpenApplications\.NET\CAM\RenameOperationsOntSelection.vb
to use this
1. select the operations you want to rename
2. enter the text you want to replace
3 enter the new text
4 click OK
You can take this to the next step and create a button to do this. Look in the help under
Thank you! I have never used journals before. This just blew my mind. I had to change the amount of characters used in RenameOperationsOntSelection.vb file. Then it worked perfectly. I definitely don't know a lot about editing VB code so this will take some practice.
Thanks again for the help!
I knew @joycejo pointed you in the right direction. Good catch on the characters - this journal was written before the name length was expanded. As you see, if you have a good starting point, even a non-programmer can usually edit a journal to suit.
This is one of my favorite journals, always on my ribbon. If you add it to your ribbon, try the icon ont_o_rename.