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NX cam template - custom operation problem

Hello everyone,

I have some question about cam templates (operation).

I have followed to the Mark guidance : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52ONaz43RoI

and I met a couple of problems Smiley Sad

 

I made my operation by using the ready-sources in path below :

C:\Program Files\Siemens\NX 10.0\MACH\resource\template_part\metric\mill_contour.prt

My operation is named as MY_CAVITY, the image and prt. file with template atribute parameterization is attached to the annex.

 

I reset the NX program and unfortunately, after proper selection of CAM environment and mill_contour group, I do not see operation which I made before. I add the operation picture named as my_caivty.jpg to the source path:

C:\Program Files\Siemens\NX 10.0\MACH\resource\template_part\images

Operation MY_CAVITY has been saved as "object can be used as template".

 

Maybe I missed something, I change nothing in driver file MACH\resource\template_dir\template.dat because I am using standard metric template which I mentioned above.

 

PS. The main file mill_contour.prt which was modifed is unlocked and saving is enabled

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Accepted by topic author CamExplorer
‎10-26-2015 10:34 AM

Re: NX cam template - custom operation problem

Make sure that you customize the files contained in the update folder, which is used instead of the regular location, if a file is present there too.

 

I would not even edit the files in the installation folder of NX, since they are always replaced by an update without notice.

 

Always modify a copy of the resource folder and point the appropriate ugii_env.dat variable to that folder.

Stefan Pendl, Systemmanager CAx, HAIDLMAIR GmbH
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Re: NX cam template - custom operation problem

I dont understand... Can You show me the solution more clearly?

If I am using METRIC standards, why I cant easly edit the metric cam group?

 

You suggest to make a new Folder for handling templates parts ?

If so then I have to made some changes in template.dat

C:\Program Files\Siemens\NX 10.0\MACH\resource\template_dir

 

 

 

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Re: NX cam template - custom operation problem

Ok, now I understand - forgot about UPDATE folder.

Everything is working now as in annex - thx Stefan Smiley Happy

 

Last question - where I can update the icon of operations?

I know about CAM_ICON but I cant find folder to replace or add new icons.

 

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Re: NX cam template - custom operation problem

The path is the application sub-folder of UGII_SITE_DIR, UGII_GROUP_DIR or UGII_USER_DIR.

I think UGII_BITMAP_DIR (not sure this is the real name) could be used too, I think.

Stefan Pendl, Systemmanager CAx, HAIDLMAIR GmbH
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
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Re: NX cam template - custom operation problem

UGII_BITMAP_PATH=

 

is where you need to place the bitmap images (.bmp files)

John Joyce, Manufacturing Engineer,
Senior Aerospace Connecticut
www.senioraeroct.com
Production: NX10.0.3.5, Vericut 8.0
Development: Tcl/Tk
Testing: NX11.0.1

Re: NX cam template - custom operation problem

[ Edited ]

Users - DO NOT change the template parts in the updates folder. This area is for Siemens to provide updated files in maintenance releases. When you load the next MR, your changes will likely be lost. You should make a copy of the resource folder, and make your changes there.

 

http://community.plm.automation.siemens.com/t5/Tech-Tips-Knowledge-Base-NX/Getting-started-with-NX-C...

 

Mark Rief
Retired Siemens

Re: NX cam template - custom operation problem

Why are all our settings wiped every time there is a MR release?
Can't someone figure out how to store these as values in an excel sheet or something? Upgrading NX is one of the worst flaws of the software....

Every time there is an update you have to go back and change all your defaults...
NX11.0.1

Re: NX cam template - custom operation problem

Hello, thx for answers but I dont need bitmap path - You can see that I made some configurations about bitmaps (watch annex above) because all of my templates have visible bitmaps (folder C:\Program Files\Siemens\NX 10\MACH\resource\template_part\images).

 

Just I want to make some new operation icon like Mark had in his presentation (my pocket).

I was looking for the Nx folder which keeps operation icon but I can not find it ...

 

Mark - so I need to create new folder for my templetes?

Is it risky to keep those files in the update folder?

 

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Re: NX cam template - custom operation problem

Mark, ok I created a new folder for templates , template.dat set for new folder & I made some backups in case of a new update (MR).

 

But steel I cant find how You made a new icon operation of my_pocket xD

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52ONaz43RoI

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