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Change route diameter in NX

Experimenter
Experimenter

Hello,

Does anyone know if it is possible to change stock diameter of the routing with automatic changing in diameters of all fitting objects? For example, once you created the routing consists of pipes, elbows and tees having same diameter 150mm, when you change stock diameter to 200mm all elbows and tees for this routing would change their diameters as well to 200mm.

thank you in advance
Andrei.

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Re: NX Routing mechanical change in stock diameter

Experimenter
Experimenter

Yes, I also didn't find this functionality in NX.

In SolidWorks you can do it quity easy using standard functionality/button.

It would will be good to know how to realize this in NX.

 

Thanks

Re: Change route diameter in NX

Siemens Phenom Siemens Phenom
Siemens Phenom

Hi,

Although not an automatic method of achieving this but Merge Stock can be utilized for the same to some extent.

Best Regards

Kapil

Re: Change route diameter in NX

Siemens Valued Contributor Siemens Valued Contributor
Siemens Valued Contributor

Hello Andrei,

There is a function for this, Unify Path.

Select the objects, and then change the diameter attribute and Routing will look in the library for matching parts with the new value, and replace.

 

It's a bit tricky to set. OD, or Diameter or NPS for piping work the easiest.

 

We are planning on replacing this function with new table-based bulk replacement tool.

 

Regards,

Doug

 

Re: Change route diameter in NX

Siemens Phenom Siemens Phenom
Siemens Phenom

Thanks Doug,

i missed the Unify Path utility ...  Smiley Happy

Regards

Kapil

Re: Change route diameter in NX

Experimenter
Experimenter

Thank Doug!

 

It is always so easy when you know the right buttonSmiley Happy

Pity, that there is nothing about Unify Path in NX11Help.

 

Andrei

Re: Change route diameter in NX

Siemens Valued Contributor Siemens Valued Contributor
Siemens Valued Contributor

Hello Andrei,

It is in the NX11 docs.  Home, CAD, Routing Systems, Using Routing applications, Common Routing Tools, Path, Unify Path.

 

But yes, it's not the best name, so it got stuck in the Path section, and the doc itself could be better.

The planned replacement tool will be called Bulk Replacement and will get a new set of documentation. Sorry that it isn't available now for you.

 

Doug