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Coming Soon: New forum for NX Customization and Programming

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Siemens Legend

At the request of several users, we will soon be adding a new forum for "NX Customization and Programming".


This  topic doesn't fit into Design, Simulation or Manufacturing, so we've decided to give it its own forum.


This forum will host topics that include: SNAP, GRIP, KF, menu customization  and Journaling.  It will not be for discussing NC Programming (that will be discussed in the Manufacturing Forum.)


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This will be a big help.  I've been searching for answers In the old NX Languages section:


but asking questions or searching for programming help in the new NX modeling community doesn't work very well.  A dedicated forum will be much appreciated.


P.S. Maybe you can put the NX documentation online too?  Some universities have it posted online and you can get it locally but it would be nice to be able to link to specific pages to either explain your problem or help others.

Siemens Legend

@MarkBurhop The NX documentation is already on-line.  Jump on over to GTAC, enter you webkey and voila!  



@JerrySarfati Close! ...but not quite usable given other solutions.  Lets say you have a question about the "NXOpen::Body" class.


  1. The easiest solution is to go to google, type in "NXOpen::Body" and find it.  Here is the first link that shows up:  Note that its not the "offical" location as the official documentation is hidden behind the webkey so google doesn't know about it.
  2. The second solution is to dig though the documentation.  You could use the link above for that but you probably have the documentation local (which is faster) and you don't have to enter in your webkey.
  3. The third solution, especially if 1 and 2 didn't work, is to go to the (new) forum.  There, someone can reply back with something like:


"Dude, you need to use the NXOpen::Body class .  Here is a link to the Body documentation.


Note that no signin is needed.  Of course you are up to the whim of whomever posted it (Purdue in this case)  and I think we would all rather be linking to the official documentation.


Now it could be the NX team doesn'tt want non-customers looking at the API documentation.  That cat is out of the bag for that but lets assume that is the policy. It would be good if we didn't have to login twice first to get to the community and second to get to the documentation. Maybe there are plans to merge this community and GTAC so a single signon works?




P.S.  I'm not complaining.  I'm still happy about the new development forum that is on the way Smiley Happy

Siemens Phenom

It's one thing for a university like Purdue to make our documentation available to their students on an internal network, but when they allow access by the general public, that may be problematic (check out the last line of text at the bottom of the page).


good news!!


This will be of great help for all programmers.

Appreciate te initiative.



Siemens Legend

The new "NX Customization and Programming" Forum is now available on the community.


This is a community to discuss NX programming tools such as SNAP, GRIP, Knowledge Fusion, Journaling, NX Open and menu customization.


These tools help companies extend and tailor the NX solution capabilities to their specific needs.


Note: Discussions on NC Programming are still hosted on the NX Manufacturing Forum.


If there are any posts that need to be moved to the new forum, simply send me a message at @JerrySarfati .


Jerry Sarfati