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STL machining using 4 axes with NX

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Hello,

How mill Stl using 4 axis in NX?

 

Thank you!

 

Richard

 

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Re: STL machining using 4 axes with NX

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I think that STL is not yet supported by the multi axis processors, but it is on the road map.

Attached find a journal with block dialog to convert a faceted body into faces, which takes quite long for many facets, but it is a start.

Afterwards you can sew the resulting face bodies together to get a solid body.

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: NX12.0

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Re: STL machining using 4 axes with NX

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How to use this feature in NX?

 

 

Thank you!

Re: STL machining using 4 axes with NX

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The DLX file must be placed in any application sub-folder of UGII_SITE_DIR, UGII_GROUP_DIR, UGII_USER_DIR or the folders specified in custom_dirs.dat, than it can be found by the journal or DLL.

This is the regular rule for any block styler dialog based customization.

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: NX12.0

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Re: STL machining using 4 axes with NX

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Phenom

Am I doing something wrong?

 

*UGII_CUSTOM_DIRECTORY_FILE      C:\NX11\ugii\menus\custom_dirs.dat

*in custom_dirs.dat I have wrote this: c:\stltosolid

*dlx file is in C:\stltosolid

 

when I run vb file from desktop and It gives me an error like Richard showed

 

Any idea?

 

thank you

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Re: STL machining using 4 axes with NX

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These folders need to follow a defined structure.

A small explanation is included in the ugii_env_ug.dat file with the variable UGII_VENDOR_DIR, the complete description is in the NXOpen API user guide.

Short answer, you need to add a folder called application below the folder you specify and put the files there to make NX happy.

I had emphasized the application folder in my previous post, seems it didn't stick out enough.

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: NX12.0

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