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Cut an assembly

Master
Master

I want to cut through an assembly because it is ground to a dimension after it is assembed. Is this possible?

Shags72 Mfg. Eng.
Windows 10 Pro 64bit
NX 11.0.2.7 MP2 Teamcenter 11
Dell M7720 i7-6820HQ 16GB RAM,
NVIDIA Quadro P3000
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Re: Cut an assembly

Gears Honored Contributor Gears Honored Contributor
Gears Honored Contributor

Have you tried the "assembly cut" command?

Re: Cut an assembly

Master
Master
I have not but I will look for it right now.
Shags72 Mfg. Eng.
Windows 10 Pro 64bit
NX 11.0.2.7 MP2 Teamcenter 11
Dell M7720 i7-6820HQ 16GB RAM,
NVIDIA Quadro P3000

Re: Cut an assembly

Master
Master
What is used as the tool?
Shags72 Mfg. Eng.
Windows 10 Pro 64bit
NX 11.0.2.7 MP2 Teamcenter 11
Dell M7720 i7-6820HQ 16GB RAM,
NVIDIA Quadro P3000

Re: Cut an assembly

Gears Honored Contributor Gears Honored Contributor
Gears Honored Contributor

The "tool" is whatever shape you want to cut out of the components. For example, extrude a shape in the assembly file and use assembly cut to "subtract" it from one or more components.

Re: Cut an assembly

Master
Master
Thank you sir worked great!
Shags72 Mfg. Eng.
Windows 10 Pro 64bit
NX 11.0.2.7 MP2 Teamcenter 11
Dell M7720 i7-6820HQ 16GB RAM,
NVIDIA Quadro P3000

Re: Cut an assembly

Siemens Phenom Siemens Phenom
Siemens Phenom

You need to either create a Solid Body representing the material to be removed or you need add a Component to the Assembly which does the same.  That body/Component is then used as the 'Tool' for the Assembly Cut operation.  Note that irrespective of what you use for the 'Tool' body, there is NO need to perform any sort of a WAVE linking or Promotion as that's taken care of automatically by the Assembly Cut function.

 

Also note that this 'Boolean' Subtract, or Cut operation, will only have an effect on the parts in the context of the Assembly as the original components will be unchanged by this Assembly-level operation.

John R. Baker, P.E. (ret)
EX-Product 'Evangelist'
Irvine, CA

Re: Cut an assembly

Master
Master

Ok returning now with a new issue with this. I used this again and now I cannot get the tool not to show in the assembly drawing. Any ideas? Thanks

 

I do have hide the tool checked on the dialogue.

Shags72 Mfg. Eng.
Windows 10 Pro 64bit
NX 11.0.2.7 MP2 Teamcenter 11
Dell M7720 i7-6820HQ 16GB RAM,
NVIDIA Quadro P3000

Re: Cut an assembly

Genius
Genius

Is the tool in the Reference Set which you use in your drawing? When you use layer, check if the tool Layer is visible in your view (Format -> Layer Visible in View?)

 

Regards André

Re: Cut an assembly

Master
Master

Thank you sir I will give that a shot. Though I must say I would think it would do this in the dialogue when you check to hide tool. Ah well.

Shags72 Mfg. Eng.
Windows 10 Pro 64bit
NX 11.0.2.7 MP2 Teamcenter 11
Dell M7720 i7-6820HQ 16GB RAM,
NVIDIA Quadro P3000