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Custom symbol references

Phenom
Phenom

Hi,

we create layout of shop floor where we put our machine represented with custom symbols.

Our custom symbols are added referenced, so if we change them, each drawing on open are updated.

Now I ask if NX has some tools that permit me to discover which drawings have certain custom symbols.

Thank you...

Using NX 11 / RuleDesigner PDM

7 REPLIES

Re: Custom symbol references

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

I don't think so.

But if you create each machine as a separate component, than "assemble" them onto the shop floow drawing "assembly", you could get "where used" reports (easy in Teamcenter environment, harder, but doable in native mode)

Ken Akerboom Sr CAx Systems Engr, Moog, Inc.
Production: NX10.0.3.5 MP16/TC11.2
I'd rather be e-steamed than e-diseaseled


Re: Custom symbol references

Phenom
Phenom

Hi @Ken_A,

when I started to create layout, I tried to add assemblies directly in the layout, but there are some problems.

1) We can have machine that was projected in AutoCAD and we don't have assemblies in NX

2) We can have machine designed with other CAD, like Solid Edge and SolidWorks

3) Add complete NX machines to create layout, with lightweight and partial loading option set, create a layout very slow to menage

 

Actually the best experience I felt is a 2D layout with custom symbols.

Thank you...

Using NX 11 / RuleDesigner PDM

Re: Custom symbol references

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

Just use the custom symbol in the "component" part - not the actual geometry.

 

 

 

Ken Akerboom Sr CAx Systems Engr, Moog, Inc.
Production: NX10.0.3.5 MP16/TC11.2
I'd rather be e-steamed than e-diseaseled


Re: Custom symbol references

Phenom
Phenom

Hi @Ken_A,

interesting the new approach. Sure I will try.

Have you one example or a video to give me an idea how to implement in my company, because this new approach after one year of layout, need to spend time.

Thank you...

Using NX 11 / RuleDesigner PDM

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Re: Custom symbol references

Solution Partner Phenom Solution Partner Phenom
Solution Partner Phenom
should be a nice new check for checkmate.

Ruud van den Brand
Pre-sales NX CAD
cards PLM Solutions

Re: Custom symbol references

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

Not sure if you have licenses, but have you looked at the NX "Layout" functionality?

Ken Akerboom Sr CAx Systems Engr, Moog, Inc.
Production: NX10.0.3.5 MP16/TC11.2
I'd rather be e-steamed than e-diseaseled


Re: Custom symbol references

Phenom
Phenom

hI @Ken_A,

we don't have license, then I can't compare it. Layout functionality is a new tool, maybe lacks in some features respect to use custom symbols.

Thank you...

Using NX 11 / RuleDesigner PDM