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Teamcenter's NX Manager CAM

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Re: Teamcenter's NX Manager CAM


Few questions


1) Is all your design data in Teamcenter?

2) Are you using NX CAM for NC code generation?

3) How many CAM users?

4) Are CAM users creating any manufacturing data other than NC code and Shop Documents? e.g. 3D models for fixtures, cutting tools, work instructions documents, mfg docs) 

Re: Teamcenter's NX Manager CAM

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Many of the same advantages for CAD.  Note I am assuming NC program (CAM) parts are stored as unique items in teamcenter, not as manifestations.

Just a few:

1) Single source of every CAM part/NC program (no copies here, there, and everywhere)

2) You can find it (not on someone's C:\ drive)

3) Only one user can work on a file at a time (checkout/in, no over-writing each other's data)

4) Revision history (assumes users are diligent about releasing parts/programs & "Save as" to next revision)

5) Associated documentation easily findable

6) ASSOCIATIVE references to CAD parts (for fixture design, and NC program generation, etc.)

7) ASSOCIATIVE manufacturing models (modify CAD models to what you are actually making at a particular step - e.g. adding grind stock, un-modelled fillets/rounds/chamfers, etc.)

8) If you use Shop Floor connect - complete configuration management of NC programs (you know what version of every program was  downloaded to what machine when, or uploaded if that is allowed)

9) Once released, you can't change it (without "Save as" to next revision)

10) MRL (which can be used for native mode CAM programming, but even then, it uses a TC database in the background)


Ken Akerboom Sr CAx Systems Engr, Moog, Inc.
Production: NX10.0.3.5 MP16/TC11.2
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