I'd like to get some feedback on your use of Lower Limit Plane which is in the Cutting Parameters of planar operations such as Floor Wall, Cavity Mill and Planar Mill. If you use it regularly in your workflow, which of the three actions parameters do you normally choose? What do you normally use the function for, machine limits, fixture protection, or something else?
I've never used it. I guess I don't really know what it does. I would be intersted in knowing more about it though.
Production: NX 10.0.3.5, Vericut 8.0
In my 22 years using UG/NX, I've used it about 10 to 15 times and only in planar mill. Last used is a couple of years ago.
It can be a good option in very specific cases, but trough out the NX versions there came better options to achive what lower limit plane does.
Usually the reason to use it was, Tool length limit or part protection (using the planar mill, multiple depth passes, landing on a inclined floor)
The lower limit plane can be specified inside of an MCS group to be inherited by all contained operations.
If I remember correctly only the level-based operation types support it, contour operations don't support it, but that would be great.
The only use-case I would have would be to have a general limit for machining from both sides.
Production: NX10.0.3, VERICUT 8.0, FBM, MRL 3.1.4 | TcUA 10.1 MP7 Patch 0 (10.1.7.0) | TcVis 10.1
Development: VB.NET, Tcl/Tk Testing: NX11.0 EAP, NX12.0 EAP
How to Get the Most from Your Signature in the Community