Photo below shows a thin airfoil and a set of 10 points were created on the pressure-side surface using NX10. To have more control over the tool's path and attitude, I wanted the tool to move from point to point, starting from the left by using the curve/point drive method (Part file attached).
I was not able to generate the tool path by using the point set as the driver. Instead, I have to create 9 separete lines to join the 10 points one by one and then use those lines as the driver. Why can't we use point set as the driving method and may I know where are my mistakes? Also, is there an easier way to do this?
Thank you for the wonderful sharing, it really helps me to realize the mistake I made. Instead of selecting the points one by one, I selected all the 10 points at once. As a result, NX treated the 10-points as a single feature, not able to determine the drive direction.
The simulation was intended for some robotic applications. So, I want the cutter to move directly from one drive point to another, without any interpolation in between. Also, some lead and tilt angles are applied relative to the part.