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Flowcut Reference Tool - missing output section in NX9.0.3.4 MP1

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Hello everybody I notice in Flowcut Reference Tool operation missing output section for selection cut order - Automatic vs. User defined. I use latest NX - NX9.0.3.4 MP1. Also in the old operation from NX9.02 is missing that field, even if I only open operation in latest NX. What can I do, that I will have this option in flow cut? Tomaz
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Re: Flowcut Reference Tool - missing output section in NX9.0.3.4 MP1

This has been replaced with Flowcut Region Management.

You should see a Cut Regions button on the main dialog, and an entry in the What's New Guide.

Mark Rief
Retired Siemens

Re: Flowcut Reference Tool - missing output section in NX9.0.3.4 MP1

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Hello Mark,

 

I like the change.

Just wondering if you incorporate the tool collision check and tipping the tool to avoid collision any time soon.

Please let me know if I should file a enhancement request.

 

regards,

 

mlewan

Re: Flowcut Reference Tool - missing output section in NX9.0.3.4 MP1

I agree the change is great ;*) Hopefully this is a pleasant surprise!

We did put this in the Product Notes:

 

Flow Cut Drive Method dialog box — NX 9.0.3 MP1

In the Flow Cut Drive Method dialog box, the Output group is removed. The functionality is replaced with the Cut Regions   geometry group selection within the operation dialog box.

 

The old user defined order (a.k.a. manual assembly) interface was due for an update.

We did the Cut Region Manager in area milling first, then brought it in to flowcut.

 

Regarding the collision question - I think you can do that with Tilt Tool Axis in the Operation Navigator now. To do it in cut regions, like we do in area milling, is an ER, so please create an ER for flowcut - it never hurts for us to see multiple requests.

Mark Rief
Retired Siemens

Re: Flowcut Reference Tool - missing output section in NX9.0.3.4 MP1

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Thanks everyone, I found it now. I must read Release notes more carefuly. 

 

Tomaž

Re: Flowcut Reference Tool - missing output section in NX9.0.3.4 MP1

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For me in geometry group - cut regions is missing.

I found this in Customize dialog options.Why not is in geometry group as default?

 

flowcut1.jpgflowcut2.jpg

Re: Flowcut Reference Tool - missing output section in NX9.0.3.4 MP1

Did you create the operation in 9.0.3 MP1?

 

Is the customer default ot use updated templates on?

Mark Rief
Retired Siemens

Re: Flowcut Reference Tool - missing output section in NX9.0.3.4 MP1

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Yes, NX in version 9.0.3 MP01 and option "Use Latest Updated Templates" is enabled in Manufacturing / General / Software Updates / Template Parts

Re: Flowcut Reference Tool - missing output section in NX9.0.3.4 MP1

Let's do a quick check to be sure you are using the updated template.

 

Create Operation > Type = mill_contour > Subtype = FLOWCUT_REF_TOOL > OK > OK.

 

Menu > Information > Part > Loaded Parts

 

Check that mill_contour.prt was loaded from the OOTB updates folder. For example:

 

mill_contour.prt     mill_contour     Fully Loaded     Not Modified     Read Only      Piece Part

D:\Program Files\Siemens\NX 9.0\mach\updates\template_part\metric

 

Mark Rief
Retired Siemens

Re: Flowcut Reference Tool - missing output section in NX9.0.3.4 MP1

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Ok, I understand. I need to update my custom CAM templates, now it works.

Thank you.

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