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simulating G-code without workpiece


I am a beginner in NX CAM. I want to simulate the movement of a G-code created in another software. It only contains the x,y,z- coordinates. I just need a simulation of the toolpath movement without the workpiece.
Is this possible ?
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Re: simulating G-code without workpiece

Siemens Phenom Siemens Phenom
Siemens Phenom

Yes this is possible. Prerequisite is that the NC Controller is supported by the existing ones shipped with NX, if not customization comes into play. You need to have a CAM part file including the tools you are using, but it is not needed to have the workpiece. As soon as you like to see material removal you need to define a blank work pieces e.g. a tube or cube.


Thomas Schulz
Siemens PLM
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