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How to switch back to the older "Simulation control panel" ?

Experimenter
Experimenter

Hi,

 

I just switched to NX12 from NX11 and immediately said hello to the new simulation environment in the top ribbon. How can I switch back to the old "Simulation control panel" that has a speed slider instead of the current "solution"?

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Re: How to switch back to the older "Simulation control panel" ?

Solution Partner Phenom Solution Partner Phenom
Solution Partner Phenom

Say Hello one more time. I think it impossible.

 

I agree - speed slider more better

Re: How to switch back to the older "Simulation control panel" ?

Siemens Phenom Siemens Phenom
Siemens Phenom

Hello,

 

it is correct that you can not switch back to the old Simulation UI.

The topic about the speed slider is a known one and development is investigation for a better solution.

 

Thomas Schulz
Siemens PLM
Manufacturing Engineering Software

Re: How to switch back to the older "Simulation control panel" ?

Legend
Legend

The slider should be even bigger and go the whole length of the top ribbon if you ask me. 

Glenn Balon
Production: NX 12.0.2 MP7 Primarily CAM

Re: How to switch back to the older "Simulation control panel" ?

Legend
Legend

Ya know what would be really cool!!!

 

A small dialog box under the current "pop-up" simulation control panel

 

With...

 

- Feedrate slider

- Rapid override slider (because I really care about seeing the rapid motion between processes the most)

- The Op stop button

- And If I could... a stop at tool change button (like on a mazak)

 

My simulation machine would almost be like a real machine.

{Paul Schneider}, {CNC Programmer}, {DRT-Rochester}


Production: {NX11.0.2,MP5, NX12.0.2, MP4}

Re: How to switch back to the older "Simulation control panel" ?

Legend
Legend

How about a "pause at next rapid." Just like setting rapid override to 0 at the real machine. I do this all the time so I can walk away for a bit while it is cutting, but come back have it waiting for me to watch the next rapid move. 

Glenn Balon
Production: NX 12.0.2 MP7 Primarily CAM

Re: How to switch back to the older "Simulation control panel" ?

Siemens Phenom Siemens Phenom
Siemens Phenom

Hello Glenn,

 

did you test conditional breakpoints? With that you can set a breakpoint e.g. stop at each "G0" statement.

This should be doing what you are looking. Please try that out. Definition of cont. breakpoint done inside the PM Program Manager.

conditional-breakpoints.png

 

Thomas Schulz
Siemens PLM
Manufacturing Engineering Software

Re: How to switch back to the older "Simulation control panel" ?

Legend
Legend

@SpaceTom Thanks, I will try.

 

Is this setting retained in the part file? Or the can it be retrieved from the sim settings?

 

I have not used ISV much in the last few years, so I may be rusty. The shop I am at does not have it, and I do miss it. We have the license and I put together a few of our simpler machines, but I do not use it as extensively as I once did. 

Glenn Balon
Production: NX 12.0.2 MP7 Primarily CAM

Re: How to switch back to the older "Simulation control panel" ?

Siemens Phenom Siemens Phenom
Siemens Phenom

Hello Glenn,

 

I am glad to hear you may will look into that new features and yes the breakpoints will be saved together with the NX CAM part file. If you find time, let us know how you like it.

 

Thomas Schulz
Siemens PLM
Manufacturing Engineering Software

Re: How to switch back to the older "Simulation control panel" ?

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

I'm using NX12.0.2.9 MP4 and the simulation stops at every M1 even though it's unchecked in the simulation settings dialog. Has this been addressed in a later release or maintenance pack?

 

Also of simalar interest has the ability been added back to run select operations without having to place them in a program? With 5-axis machining the ability to review repositioning moves is critical to preventing collisions. I understand why this was changed, but I'd like the option to do it the old way even if it involves a warning pop-up.

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