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Toolpath Hidden by Check Surface

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

Working thru 5-Axis Bulkhead Machining Tutorial.

 

When I select an operation (that has been previously generated) in the Operation Navigator - Geometry pane the toolpath is hidden because the check surface covers the entire part??

 

The check surface select was the EndCapWindow only.

 

Is this a bug or is there is setting I should change?

 

Thank you for your time!

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Re: Toolpath Hidden by Check Surface

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

Correction, the blank surface covers covers the entire part.

 

First image is the display after generating tool path (looks good):

 

5axis_in_setup_1.jpg

Secong image is if I select the operation (that has been previously generated) in the Operation Navigator - Geometry pane the toolpath is hidden because the blank surface covers the entire part (not good):

5axis_in_setup_2.jpg

Re: Toolpath Hidden by Check Surface

Check Menu > Preferences > Visualization Performance, and be sure Disable Translucency is OFF. I have seen this a few times, but not sure why.

Mark Rief
Retired Siemens

Re: Toolpath Hidden by Check Surface

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

Hi Mark,

 

Thank you for your reply.

 

Your suggestion allows me to see the toolpath but the transparent blank geometry is still displayed.

 

5axis_in_setup_3.jpg

 

Interestingly enough the tutorial recommends turning off transparency while your suggestion does the opposite.

 

My concern is if the stock/part geometry is more complex displaying transparent stock will add a layer of confusion/complexity.

 

Looks like a software bug.

 

Would it be possible to confirm with the developers in Germany?

 

Thank you.

Re: Toolpath Hidden by Check Surface

The blank used to always display translucent.

I'm looking in to it, to see what changed and why. 

 

Mark Rief
Retired Siemens

Re: Toolpath Hidden by Check Surface

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

Thank you Mark!

Re: Toolpath Hidden by Check Surface

Genius
Genius
Mark,

I've seen this in NX11 IP20, too. In that case the geometries really have been set to show.
Best wishes,
Joachim

In production NX 11.0.1.11 D3

Re: Toolpath Hidden by Check Surface

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

Hi Joachim,

 

Thank you for your reply.

 

I don't understand "In that case the geometries really have been set to show."

 

Please explain.

 

Thank you

Re: Toolpath Hidden by Check Surface

Genius
Genius

Hi Quaffe,

 

when I looked in the Part Navigator. The actual features were switched from hide to show.

Best wishes,
Joachim

In production NX 11.0.1.11 D3

Re: Toolpath Hidden by Check Surface

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

Hi JSchraitle,

 

Thank you for your reply.

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