this is the first time that I use the Manufacturing Enviroment on NX. I have a block of solid material from which I want to extract, using a milling operation, a specific geometry. I'm following a tutorial. I set proper the first operation of rough milling.
Then I need to set a new operation of Semi-Finishing milling, based on the geometry obtained by the rough milling. To do this, I created a new operation then I click on "Cutting Parameters", on "Containment" tab button and in the drop-down menu next to "In Process Workpiece" I choose "Use 3D".
This is written on the tutorial "In Process Workpiece is a very useful option in NX. The software considers the previous program and generates the current program such that there is no unnecessary cutting motion in the No-material zone."
Then I click on the generate icon and this is the error shown (traslation from Italian): "When a workpiece in 3D manufacturing is used, the operation must inherit a raw geometry from the group of geometries"
What is the problem?
I attached an immage of the error.
I'm sorry if there is some grammatical error.
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It looks like you have a mill-turn setup. It would be less confusing to create a General Setup.
To see some of examples of how to machine a part like this, with or without an IPW, take a look at tme moll contour sample. (From the tutorials page, go to Sample Parts, and select sample_mill_countour_setup_1). Go to the geometry view and expand SEQUENCE_IPW for example.
If you want to try something else, create a general setup, and define the part and blank in the workpiece. Then go to create geometry, and for the Type browse to mold_sequences. Pick workpiece as the location, and you can create some sample processes with multiple operations.