NX 9 with TC 10
We use the master model concept, so our model geometry is in one file, and the drawing in another.
By default the views are added from the model, but if you do an exploded view, you need to add the fiew from the drawing. There is/was also some other quirk that I learned from GTAC, and don't recall now, but the work around was to add the view from the drawing.
So, my question is, can you set the default to use views from the drawing (specification)? and if so, is there any drawback to this?
I'm not sure of the answer for this, but...
If you apply PMI in the model part, do you have to use model part views on the drawing to inherit/see it?
Production: NX10.0.3.5 MP16/TC11.2
I'd rather be e-steamed than e-diseaseled
What happens if you don't bother at all ?
I would assume that Drafting Development designed NX that way...
- i hope.
But, be careful to not get the "drafting components" in the Assembly navigator.
since they cannot be changed into regular components.
There is a variable you can set to revert back to the Pre-NX8 behaviour (see below).
Siemens' best practice recommendation for creating drawings is to create
master model drawings. This means the master model resides in one part file
while the drawing resides in another part file. The drawing file references
the data in the master model file. Prior to NX 8, when a base view was added
to the drawing, the referenced view would default to the model view from the
current drawing file. This is counter to the master model best practice. So
a change to the base view dialog was made in NX 8 to default to the views in
the master model. Users should be aware of this change and understand the
referenced views and geometry are now of the master model and not what is in
the drawing file. If users want the pre-NX 8 behavior, they can change the
part option to use the current drawing file and not the master model file or if
they wish to have this as the default for the system they can set the
As with any variable I post about, this works now, it may not work in future.
But if are using master model, what difference does it make for the drawing views to come from the model, or to come from the drawing? The master model is still the ultimate source for the info.