Convergent Modelling Technology is a brand new and exciting modelling paradigm delivered with NX 11 that enables designers to interact directly with Facet geometry providing significant productivity gains. Convergent Modelling Technology also is a key supporter of new manufacturing techniques such as 3D Printing and Additive Machining. Please see here the first example of Convergent Modelling Technology.
Nice! How does that data pass now into CAM, and how easy is it to drill those holes now that it is a faceted model?
I know this is the Design Forum but does anyone know if this convergent modeling technology will be available in Advanced Simulation for modifying the faceted polygon bodies used to build the FE meshes?
We have a number of customers who are looking at Additive Manufacturing (3D printing) approaches to make this type of part. But you can transfer the geometry into NX CAM and in NX CAM you can use facet geometry to generate tool paths
What is the surface quality of that 'patch'? It it the same texture as the original faceted body, or is it smoothed out, like a surface created by the Rapid Surfacing command?
NX 11 is the start of the journey with this technology and currently its only found in modelling. There are plans to extend its use throughout NX as we move forward.
It is the same as the underlying facet. So the better quality facet you have the better quality geometry you get from the facet body.
.... why am i not surprised on that... :-(
We are implementing a new exiting architecture but we do not go the full length, implementing things that cannot be used in other applications in the same software.
How long have NX been able to read JT ?
- Several years!
Can we then use JT on drawings ?
Sorry guys , i am getting frustrated on this.