Question: How do I name a point in NX and have that show up in Fibersim (e.g. the origin of a zone)? Renaming the feature in the part navigator seems to have no effect.
Answer: Fibersim links to CAD geometry, not features. In NX, there is no guarantee of a one-to-one relationship between features and geometry (e.g. a Point Set feature may contain many points, or an Intersection Curve feature may contain many curve segments), and renaming the feature does not propagate down to the geometric elements. Therefore it is necessary to explicitly name the geometric elements that Fibersim will reference.
To rename a single point:
*Note that the “Name” field is blank. This is the default state for most NX geometry – it is nameless. Unnamed geometry will show up in the Fibersim UI as the geometry type with a random number after it.
*IMPORTANT NOTE: If Fibersim is already linked to a point and that point is renamed in the same session, the part must be saved, closed and re-opened for the name change to be recognized in Fibersim.
*The above process is valid for any single object. However it may be necessary to rename many points at once, particularly for things like a zone grid. For this, NX offers patterned naming.