Is there a way when displaying a part, that displayed from an assembly, to close the window the displayed part was in without closing the part in the assembly. The windows seem to multiply quickly when working on an assembly. I'm used to in another Cad program where if a part is opened from the assembly and is displayed in it own window to work on and when finished, the window only is closed and not the part so there is no accumalation of all these windows.
Thanks for the Help
Are you refering to the list of parts, under the "Window" drop down, on the top border?
Thats just a list of the last 10 or so parts you have viewed. I don't think you can remove any from that list, other than closing the part. That may change in NX 11, with the ability to use alt-tab, more like Solidworks (our former Solidworks guys are looking forward to that).
You can go file close selected parts. Then select the part you want to close it closes this part. It will also unload the part from the system. It will turn the component "grey" in your assembly. Then you can turn it on by clicking on the component.
on the contrary to other cad systems has NX only one Window. When you change the diplayed part, NX changes the content of the window and doesn't open a new one. When you closing the window, NX closes the part. In NX never close the window unless you want to close the part. To change between the parts use the 'Window' tab in the Quick Access bar or use the context menue of the component in the Assembly Navigator and then 'Make Displayed Part' (to get to the Component) or 'Display Parent' (to get back to the assembly).
This is exactly what I'm referring to. When working with a large assembly for a long time, this dropdown for open files get very long and can get difficult to navigate after it is filled. I am used to how SolidWorks did it and thought that was a lot easier. Hopefully NX11 will have a better interface for this.
I prefer to use the Assembly Navigator, and right click to change my work, and display part around thru the assembly.
I realise this thread is pretty old now but I thought I'd voice my opinion.
I've just migrated from Catia to NX and the unloading of a part when closing a window is pretty frustrating.
Firstly, if I have drawings open at the same time I can't switch to those drawings using the Assembly Navigator.
Secondly, if I close the window to a component that is contained within an open assembly (to declutter my windows) and for that assembly I also have its drawing loaded, then the drawing thinks that I have changed things. It therefore requires a view update. Over the last week i've been working on a gearbox and to update all the views on the installation drawing takes at least 5 mins with all the sections involved.
Is there some workflow that I'm missing that NX would rather us use (that isn't just using the Assembly Navigator and keeping all the windows open in the background)? Maybe this behaviour has been altered in NX11 and up - we're currently on NX10.
Many thanks in advance for your help
first thing is that NX doesn't have multiple windows until NX 12. If you close the window, NX unload the part. To change from master (part) to assembly / drafting (which is an assembly) you schoud use the assembly navigator. Activate the context menue (RMB) of your master and choose 'Display Parent'. Then you get your structure above the master.
Or you change the part with the 'Window' command in the Quick Access bar.
I think in NX11.0.1 the behaviour was modified from NX11.0.0, so since then, when you close window, the component is not closed.
I feel your pain. As a long time SolidWorks user these idiotsyncracies of NX are really annoying, not to mention a huge waste of time. My suggestion: unless they're paying you really fat bucks to use this garbage program, go find a job in the modern world, where SolidWorks is used.