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NX drilling is capturing the users intent

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Esteemed Contributor

I have just yesterday stumbled across a new setting in the drilling feature geometry dialog, which seems to be a possible resolution for some of the problems mentioned in the thread FBM Machining a Hole from Two Sides.

It is the newly introduced setting of "Use predefined depth" and "Use predefined thread length" respectively, which seems to be available in NX 10.0.3 MP12 and above.

NX 10.0.3 MP12, new user intent captureNX 10.0.3 MP12, new user intent capture

Seems that there is light at the end of the tunnel and things are slowly getting into shape Heart

Since there is no environment variable needed to enable this, just the right maintenance pack, it is already released as a standard.

Happy drilling of situations where the solid model is different or incomplete.

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
Development: VB.NET, Tcl/Tk    Testing: NX11.0 EAP, NX12.0 EAP

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Re: NX drilling is capturing the users intent

Siemens Legend Siemens Legend
Siemens Legend
Thank you Stefan.
We also recommend existing FBM/MKE implementations to take advantage.
After an MKE 'Open and Update' you will have the new parameters available.
You can delete most (if not all) occurences where you previously needed a rule Add-on to specify a depth of operation.
The operation parameters are:

oper.Predefined_Depth_Status = ["true" | "false"]
oper.Predefined_Depth_Type =["ToolDiameterPercentage" | "ToolFluteLengthPercentage" | "PartUnits"]
oper.Predefined_Depth_Value = [real number]

Also available in NX11.0.1 MP1, this secures your operation depth in an associative manner, indeed resolving many reported problems.
Reinier Capelle

NX CAM Development

NX CAM Machinery and Automation

Re: NX drilling is capturing the users intent

Esteemed Contributor
Esteemed Contributor

Hello @ReinierCapelle,

do you happen to know, if there will be something like "% Machining Area Depth", since that is something I would really appreciate to have in the future to resolve the remaining intent capture issues Smiley Wink

Thanks to you and your team for making NX drilling more reliable.

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
Development: VB.NET, Tcl/Tk    Testing: NX11.0 EAP, NX12.0 EAP

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