Whenever I click on the prt file the main NX page opens. The file itself does not open. Once NX is open I must either drag the file to NX, or select open and pick a file.
Q: How to open part file in required version of NX by double click?
In order to correctly associate .prt file to NX use an external tool like 'Defaults Program Editor', since manual editing of the Windows registry is rather difficult. Download that tool here http://defaultprogramseditor.com/ : it is a simple tool, it doesn't need any installation (just a .exe to launch when you need it). After downloading it just run the executable and follow these main steps. 01) Select "File Type Settings" 02) Select "Context Menu" 03) Select ".prt" extension > Next. 04) Select "Edit Selected Command..." 05) Select "Browse" to specify the path of "ugs_router.exe". It will be available at %UGII_BASE_DIR%\UGII\ugs_router.exe 06) Select "Open". 07) Complete the Program path entry by adding these ones (-ug -use_file_dir -version=V25.5 "%1" , where -version=V25.5 identifies NX7.5). Following are the versions of NX: v25.5=NX7.5 V26.0=NX8 V26.5=NX8.5 V27.0=NX9 For e.g. the complete line of "Program path" will look like this ("E:\Siemens\NX75\UGII\ugs_router.exe" -ug -use_file_dir -version=V25.5 "%1"). 08) Select "Next" 09) Select "Save Context Menu" > OK. 10) Close the "Default Programs Editor" dialog. 11) Double click on the NX part file and now it will open in the set version of NX i.e. NX7.5