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Where is clean assembly option in NX 11 ?

Genius
Genius

Hello

I need to clean the assembly for import to Teamcenter.

Where in native NX 11 is "clean" assembly function ?

  • I'm trying to "clean" the assembly so that the Import into TC function won't find or bring up any old items and parts that have been already deleted from structure (=Those parts that are not found under assembly navigator but still somehow Import digs those deleted parts up again.)
  • Import now finds a large amount 10-20pcs of parts that were deleted long ago from the assembly.

This is a large 500-600 parts assembly.

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Re: Where is clean assembly option in NX 11 ?

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Did you use the command finder to find what your are searching for?

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Re: Where is clean assembly option in NX 11 ?

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

Menu -> File -> utilities -> part cleanup.

Re: Where is clean assembly option in NX 11 ?

Genius
Genius

Ok. It is Part Cleanup. Not Assembly Cleanup ( It does not exist.)

- How to use Part Cleanup for my purposes ?

What to press to remove those ghost parts in Import into TC ?

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Re: Where is clean assembly option in NX 11 ?

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

I think the one you are most interested in is "clean interpart links". For cleaning files before import to TC, I'd suggest using all the moderate cleanup/delete actions. In your screenshot, the "work part" is selected; meaning only the work part will be cleaned. There is another option for "entire assembly" (or "all components" or something like that) to clean the entire assembly. The components probably need to be fully loaded for this to work and you will need to save them after cleanup to make the changes stick.

Re: Where is clean assembly option in NX 11 ?

Siemens Legend Siemens Legend
Siemens Legend

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Re: Where is clean assembly option in NX 11 ?

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

I'd suggest turning on the "delete unused objects" option as well. It is a bit confusing because if you turn off timestamp mode in the part navigator you will see an "unused items" folder that lists objects that have no dependents. The cleanup option is NOT referring to these objects; it will not delete unused points or curves that are displayed onscreen. Rather it refers to internal objects (such as Xforms and scalars) that NX uses to maintain associativity between objects. Sometimes these internal objects hang around in the file after the geometric objects are deleted.

Re: Where is clean assembly option in NX 11 ?

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

And if all else fails:

- look for inter-part expressions

- look for WAVE links (if you have an Advanced Assemblies??? license there is a link browser that can help)

- are there any other ways stuff can be refernced? (views on drawings?  ???)

 

 

Ken Akerboom Sr CAx Systems Engr, Moog, Inc.
Production: NX10.0.3.5 MP16/TC11.2
I'd rather be e-steamed than e-diseaseled


Re: Where is clean assembly option in NX 11 ?

Siemens Honored Contributor Siemens Honored Contributor
Siemens Honored Contributor

One common cause is files renamed on the OS.

For example, if you rename one of the components (or assembly) using the rename option in Windows Explorer from bracket.prt to bracket_lhs.prt, the Import Assembly into Teamcenter command will try to import both files, because renaming on the OS does not rename any internal references to the filename, it just renames the externally displayed name of the part file.  Therefore, ALWAYS use the Save As command in NX to rename a part file!!

 

You have been warned Smiley Happy

 

Regards, Ben

Re: Where is clean assembly option in NX 11 ?

Legend
Legend

 

You can refer this newletter from GTAC.

 

How-do-you-get-rid-of-external-references-when-import-assembly-to-TC.docx

 

 Sunkap Ahn, Senior Support Engineer


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