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Toolpath generation using a STL file

Experimenter
Experimenter

Dear Members,

I would like to know the best practice/direct method to generate toolpath from a input STL file. or is it a mandate to convert to .stp or .para format before toolpath generation?

 

Thank you in advance.

 

Regards,

Raghav 

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Re: Toolpath generation using a STL file

Esteemed Contributor
Esteemed Contributor

To be able to use STL as a milling body geometry, one needs a separate license.

 

In addition multi-axis operations don't support STL as milling body geometry.

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: Toolpath generation using a STL file

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Hello!

 

I build NXOPEN (UGOPEN) application for 5-axis milling STL bodies. Not so fast, but - working!

 

link

 

Re: Toolpath generation using a STL file

Pioneer
Pioneer
Hi Chigishev!

Can you guide for me way to add (install) into NX?

Thank you so much!

Re: Toolpath generation using a STL file

Legend
Legend

Hey CuongVo

 

You can get these sort of plugins developped on FIVERR.COM for about $50 each time. I get my custom postprocessors and (any) NXOpen apps done in India using fiverr's NX experts. There are a few there if you know where to look.... job takes 2~3 days, pay by PayPal, and done with it. You also have the priviledge to send back the work for revisions!

 

If you are on a budget (or busy!) and looking at getting anything customised, this might be an option for you. In our case, we just don't have time to program posts and NXOpen shop tools all day long - we do parts instead Smiley Wink

 

PS. Do not underestimate the knowledge of those NX guys in India. Its prettty impressive what they do. Cost near nothing also Smiley Wink

Re: Toolpath generation using a STL file

Genius
Genius

@Stefan_Pendl Which module/command is this feature under?

Re: Toolpath generation using a STL file

Esteemed Contributor
Esteemed Contributor

The module license cam_facets is needed to machine STL directly, which is included in any bundle or add-on that contains 3-axis milling.

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: Toolpath generation using a STL file

When you select part geometry, change the selection filter to Facet Body.

Mark Rief
Retired Siemens

Re: Toolpath generation using a STL file

Pioneer
Pioneer
Thanks CWilson, but i can't!

Re: Toolpath generation using a STL file

Pioneer
Pioneer

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Hi everybody!

 

I am seeing problem such as above image. Everyone have see this case, yet? Can you help me?

 

Thanks!

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