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SNX Layer tool

Gears Phenom Gears Phenom
Gears Phenom

Anyone remember this handy little tool?  and if so, anyone gotten it to work in the 64bit world, with NX 9?

 

Attached is the old copy I had in my archives.

 

-Dave

-Dave
NX 11 | Teamcenter 11 | Windows 10
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Re: SNX Layer tool

Siemens Honored Contributor Siemens Honored Contributor
Siemens Honored Contributor

Heads-up! - don't visit the website at the bottom of the ReadMe file (solidNX dot com) - NSFW

Re: SNX Layer tool

Legend
Legend

Attached is my version of a layer tool which I developed quite some time ago.  I have compiled it for NX9 and signed it.  Also the required block slyler dialog file is included.  If it is of some use and you would like something different let us know and I would be happy to look at it.

 

Regards

 

Frank Swinkels

Re: SNX Layer tool

Gears Phenom Gears Phenom
Gears Phenom

Are these .dll and .dlx files considered NX Open files, or?

 

Trying to set the default directory, so when users go File, Execute..  they don't have to browse.

 

@Ben, good catch, the SolidNX website disappeared years ago, so I never checked the link.  Apologies to anyone that clicked on it. 

-Dave
NX 11 | Teamcenter 11 | Windows 10

Re: SNX Layer tool

Siemens Honored Contributor Siemens Honored Contributor
Siemens Honored Contributor

Dave, a dll is considered a program (can be written in NX Open or User Function) and the dlx is a block styler dialog file.  I have a directory C:\community that has a subdirectory application.  I placed both of Frank's files in the application directory and then set UGII_USER_DIR to C:\community

 

I also set UGII_INITIAL_UFUN_DIR to point to C:\community\application so that NX opens up in that directory when I select "File > Execute > NX Open".

 

Nice program Frank!  Thanks for sharing.

Re: SNX Layer tool

Gears Phenom Gears Phenom
Gears Phenom

I knew it was a program, I just wasn't sure where it fell under the options in File, Utilities, Customer Defaults, Gateway, General, Directories.

 

And also a thank you to Frank!

-Dave
NX 11 | Teamcenter 11 | Windows 10

Re: SNX Layer tool

Gears Phenom Gears Phenom
Gears Phenom

Back from the dead...

 

Something seems to have changed in Windows 8.1, or in one of the MP's for NX, because when I tried to use this today, I get this error.

 

NX_LayerTool.JPG

-Dave
NX 11 | Teamcenter 11 | Windows 10

Re: SNX Layer tool

Gears Phenom Gears Phenom
Gears Phenom

Forgot this wasn't working, and tried the tool again today, and I get the same error.  Anythoughts on what may have changed, or what I need to change?

-Dave
NX 11 | Teamcenter 11 | Windows 10

Re: SNX Layer tool

Legend
Legend

mine works in NX10, I put the files in my NXcustom folder where the ugzip dlls were, then I made a usercommand to launch it. but I run windows 7 and native nx.

 

so I'm not sure if that helps you

 

layertool.PNG

Rob Newcomb, CAD/CNC/Simulation manager
Elmhirst Industries, Specializing in Prototype sheet metal stampings and assemblies

Production: NX 12.0.1 / Autoform r7 /WorkNC 2018 r2
Testing:nothing.
PC: Rave Cadbeast: Intel(R) i7-4790K CPU @ 4.GHz /32gb ram /NVIDIA Quadro P2000 on Win10 Pro

Re: SNX Layer tool

Gears Phenom Gears Phenom
Gears Phenom

As I recall it "broke" when we went to Windows 8.1, and I don't have a Win7 machine to test on.

-Dave
NX 11 | Teamcenter 11 | Windows 10