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# NX 10 Environment variables and path

PLM World Member Valued Contributor

We are moving from NX 8.5 to NX 10. Its been a few years since I we have gone thru the exercise of customizing all the part templates. I recently installed NX 10 and, made a copy of the MACH folder and saved it as MACH_10. They a copied the environment variables and renamed them as shown below.

UGII_BASE_DIR = C:\Program Files\Siemens\NX 10.0"

UGII_CAM_BASE_DIR = C:\Program Files\Siemens\NX 10.0\MACH_10\

UGII_ROOT_DIR = C:\Program Files\Siemens\NX 10.0\UGII\

The problem I’m having is is editing the part templates located in C:\Program Files\Siemens\NX 10.0\MACH_10\resource\template_part\english. I have tried to make our normal changes like turning on cutter comp and setting common drill settings in the Drill.prt, Mill_contour.prt and Mill_planar.prt.

When I reopen nx10 the changes are not showing up. Is there a different variable I should be using to point to the customized files?

Damian

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# Re: NX 10 Environment variables and path

Genius

Hello,

Make sure that the templates you are customising aren't in the Updates folder aswell as in the standard location, NX reads the update folder contents over all others if defined in there.

Regards

Dave
NX10.0.3MP13
NX11.0.1
Production
TC10
Vericut 7.3,7.4.1,8.0.2

# Re: NX 10 Environment variables and path

PLM World Member Valued Contributor

"update folder"

That fixed it.  thank you!

# Re: NX 10 Environment variables and path

Esteemed Contributor

Note you might want to just copy the \MACH\Resource... tree, not the entire MACH folder

Less files to deal with if you apply an MR or MP...

Ken Akerboom Sr CAx Systems Engr, Moog, Inc.
Production: NX10.0.3.5 MP5 + patch/TC11.2
I'd rather be e-steemed than e-diseaseled

# Re: NX 10 Environment variables and path

PLM World Member Valued Contributor

what would the env var be?

UGII_RESOUCE = C:\Program Files\Siemens\NX 10.0\MY_RESOURCE

# Re: NX 10 Environment variables and path

VIP

Your syslog lists all the CAM variables.

Like Ken said - I would only copy the resource folder.

If you are new to this, take a look at this demo I did on setting up a separate resource folder: http://community.plm.automation.siemens.com/t5/Tech-Tips-Knowledge-Base-NX/Getting-started-with-NX-C...

Mark Rief
Retired Siemens