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IPW Facet Body export/import

I was hoping to find a way to use the IPW facet body from one part in manufacturing on a similar but different part in another file. Is there any way to do this? I've been unsuccessful so far. I'm using NX 10.0.2.6

 

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Joseph Reagan

Honeywell Aerospace, Albuquerque

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Re: IPW Facet Body export/import

have you tried to:

1 - save this IPW to file
2 - import this to another file
3 - use in new file as blank geometry?

 

Marek Pawlus, NCmatic

Production: NX 11.0.1
Development: C#, Tcl/Tk, CSE

Re: IPW Facet Body export/import

Thank you!

I think that will do it!

Re: IPW Facet Body export/import

If you don't require a facet body, you can also select the IPW from one part as the blank for another part. In the second part Workpiece, Blank, IPW, and select the source in the first part.

Mark Rief
Retired Siemens

Re: IPW Facet Body export/import

I think that is what I tried first. Unless I am selecting the wrong source, I selected the source part, than the workpiece, but because the parts are simular but not the same, I get error "The part containing the source for the IPW must referance the same component for the part geometry as the work part" when I try to update the local IPW.

 

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Joseph

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‎11-04-2015 08:48 AM

Re: IPW Facet Body export/import


jkreagan wrote:

I think that is what I tried first. Unless I am selecting the wrong source, I selected the source part, than the workpiece, but because the parts are simular but not the same, I get error "The part containing the source for the IPW must referance the same component for the part geometry as the work part" when I try to update the local IPW.

 

Thanks

Joseph


Yes - it is designed for multiple setups cutting the same part geometry component. If this is a different part, then you need to save off the IPW as a facet body and reference it directly.

 

If you do this a lot, take a look at the preferences to save the IPW in a separate part file. It may save you a step.

Mark Rief
Retired Siemens

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