Hello, Is it only me, or do others think that the bounding box stock definition for quick prismatic parts is silly?
This is always a popular topic for enhancements, and much has been discussed.
For now, I would recommend the "Create Box" command in modeling.
I think the problem is that throughout the years this stayed a topic and a workaround.
I don't believe this functionality has changed for years.Not sure what it was like before NX 6. But maybe it's time to change it.
The "automatic" blanks in CAM have been enhanced to include both a block and a cylinder, but they remain parametric definitions for temporary blanks that are created on the fly by the processors and verification.
The most common request has been to make this available as a real solid body, so that it can be used for other tasks - setup drawings, material calculations, stock ordering, MCS referencing, assembly constraints, etc.
In NX 9, the Create Box function found in MoldWizard was enhanced and upgraded to a core modeling feature. It has some cool options for rounding off the dimensions, for example. In NX 10.0.3, we further enhanced it, and made it accessible directly while in CAM. I am sure we will continue to leverage and enhance this for CAM users.
One popular discussion is about the recommended workflow...