Is there a reason you can't program this as a variable axis operation?
Production: NX10.0.3.5 MP16/TC11.2
I'd rather be e-steamed than e-diseaseled
You can use a multiaxis operation like variable contour? Pick the curved faces in the operation and use "Projection Vector"--> "Toward line" The line would be the centerline of the part.
Have tried all the options of Variable Contour Operation in Multi Axis but not able to achieve the results.
There was a post earlier:
WRAP NX CAM Operation to Cylinder -
wherein same objective is shown achieved using user defined operation (UDOP)
Am attaching prt file if anyone can generate same as shown in video please..
If the machine supports "Cylindrical Interpolation" (G07.1 on our machines)
It is possible with some post customisation to use planar mill operations to do this.
I am not sure if it is possible to get CSE to simulate this correctly.
As we mostly use this for engraving on the OD of parts in a simple mill turn, simulation has not been a priority.