I have one plate with holes over another one without holes. I am trying to identify the holes with FBM (NX 10.0.5.3 MP4). I can find most of the holes when setting the Machining Accesss Direction as normal to the plate pointing upwards (like the ZM direction in the pic). Then I tried to identify the other holes by reversing the Machining Access Direction.
However, only when I hide the plate without holes, can I find the other holes. I think it is because when the plate without holes is there, the tool cannot access the holes from the -ZM direction. That is the definition of machining access direction, which makes sense. However, when I worked on this plate in NX 8.5, I could identify the holes no matter the plate without holes was there or not.
Is this an update in NX 10?
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What geometry option do you use, I always use Workpiece, since that is usually the right one anyways.
If you use "all geometry" the solid without holes will be used too and problems will raise.
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Yes, this is an enhancement since NX9. Other customers didn't want to find features from machining direction that were not accessible (blocked by other geometry); think about a use case where you are drilling holes into an assembly of components.
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