Hi NX CAM users,
Kindly guide, how to add tool carrier with default 30 pockets.
thanks in advance.
There are a couple of different ways of doing this depending on what you want. The first is to create your own custom CAM template that is loaded with the carrier and 30 tool pockets and whatever else you want. Whenever you choose this template when entering the Manufacturing application, all the CAM objects in the template, including the carrier and pockets, will be automatically loaded in to your part file.
The other option is to make a kinematic model of the machine tool with a carrier device and 30 pockets using the Machine Tool Builder application. You don't necessarily need to create the whole machine tool with defined axes and limits, but simply create only the carrier device and pockets and save this into the graphics folder of where this machine is saved in the installed_machines folder. Later, when creating a CAM part file and making tool paths, you can bring this machine into your setup in the Machine Tool View of the Operation Navigator and it will automatically swap in the carrier and holder objects you defined in Machine Tool Builder.
Let us know which option suits you better and we can explain the steps to do this more clearly.
Yet another way...
Create using a Journal.
If you have a machine model for IS&V loaded in your part (at least in NX10) you can NOT interactively add pockets/carriers to that part - the ONLY way to add them is to add them to the machine model...
Production: NX10.0.3.5 MP16/TC11.2
I'd rather be e-steamed than e-diseaseled
Yes, Ken, that's what I was referring to. You can create a blank part file with no geometry in it and create a carrier and pockets in the Machine Tool Navigator then save this into the installed_machines directory in the graphics folder of the intended machine.
Later you can pull this machine into the manufacturing assembly and the intended amount of pockets will be loaded. There will be no machine parts to simulate with as you can imagine, but the reason for doing this is to get machine information loaded into the setup such as pockets, a post-processor, and UDE's which are only intended for that particular machine tool. This will work well for three axis milling machines where axes limitations and machine collision checking aren't really necessary, but UDE's, a post, and number of pockets are desired.