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