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NX with AutoCAD

Experimenter
Experimenter

This is quite an interesting requirement from one of my colleague. The description is as follows:

 

A 3D model is generated using Siemens NX and the drawing is created by importing the model in AutoCAD. Now the requirement is that, AutoCAD should be able to calculate the outer most dimensions or the stock size and display it in the title block; in order to avoid human error when typing it manually.

 

Is there any method to do so in AutoCAD?

 

Thanks in advance

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Re: NX with AutoCAD

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

NX 11 has the "bounding body" command that will calculate and create a "bounding block" around your model. It might be a good idea to export this along with your model to AutoCAD, then you could just reference the bounding block for the dimensions.

Re: NX with AutoCAD

Solution Partner Phenom Solution Partner Phenom
Solution Partner Phenom

Why making the drawing in Autocad.

You can create links from the bounding box like @cowski1 is telling.

 

Also when your model has been changed you need to change everything manually in autocad


Ruud van den Brand
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Re: NX with AutoCAD

Experimenter
Experimenter

Hello Ruud,

 

I wish I could stick to the NX drafting module. However I can't (Company Protocols). I know it's lame but sadly, can't help it.

I agree with what @cowski1 has to say, however I would have to redimesnion the outer box once again which wouldn't server the purpose.

 

Can you let me know a way to retrive model dimensions of NX in Autocad.

 

Awaiting reply.