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hole making question

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

I have run into this issue a few times so I would like to ask others how they handle it. Im trying to drill a hole before its actual face / plane exist due to clearance of the spot drill.  In other words… I’m going to face the top of the part, then spot, drill and ream the holes.  Then come back and rough / finish the boss and floor.  Using legacy drill geometry im able to select the hole then set the top of the hole by clicking on the very top of the part where I have machined. 

 

Using the new hole making I can’t offset the start location of the hole. It believes I have already machined the area where the hole is located.

 

Any thoughts or workarounds?

 

using NX 10.0.3.5

 

Damian

Damian Forsythe
Impact Manufacturing Group
NX 10.0.3.5
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Re: hole making question

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

Hi Damian

I handle this by using IPW settings in my spot drilling operation, if you have blank geometry properly defined in your workpiece then NX will be able to determine whether or not it has to allow for extra stock.

Adrian

 

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Re: hole making question

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

Thank you Adiran!!!!!

 

That did not work because i had started with a countersink operation in order to be able to just type in the desired spot diameter i was after.

 

I created a new operation using spot drilling and it worked perfect.

 

I wish Siemens would allow both desired depth and or Diameter as the solutions.

 

thank you agian for the quick response.

 

Damian Forsythe
Impact Manufacturing Group
NX 10.0.3.5

Re: hole making question

Experimenter
Experimenter

@IMG wrote:

I wish Siemens would allow both desired depth and or Diameter as the solutions.

 

I think the other method in newer versions of NX is to use a tracking point to help control depth and/or diameter of the tool. You can create new tracking points at any point on its diameters when you edit some tools, if the existing NX system created ones don't fit your needs.

If tracking points exist, they may show up in that same dialog you are using, in the Control point section drop down list as a choice or see links below for other methods.

 

Specify Tracking Points for Drilling Cycles and Non-Cutting Moves video

Precisely Track Position of Chamfered Tools by Diameter

Controlling the depth of the chamfer tool by offsetting the drive point

Dave S.
PB 11 | NX 11 | TC 11 | Win7 | 64-bit

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