I think the Progressive Die Wizard is used for stamping
Thank you all for your replies!!
I forgot to mention before that the operation that i want to do is embossing (or coining) and my 3Dscanned metal sheet has zero thickness. I tried to import my file in progressive die wizard but Nx pops up a warning that says: "The thickness of the part must be greater than zero" so it didn't allowed me to continue the process . Does anyone knows some tutorials that will help in my occasion?
I attach two printscreens in order you can see how my 3dscanned file is:
I used Die Design tab and more specifically "Draw Die" and "Draw Punch" operations. I encountered a problem when i tried to select the 'Punch profile'. I sketch a parallelogram in some distance from the metale sheet and i selected it as a punch profile (pic.1) but i didn't have any result. In my case that i have an STP file which will be the punch profile?
Thanks in advance!
Subsequent to a 5day in class Siemens PDW training, for the last 4 years I’m trying to implement PDW without much success. It has some usable functions here and there but as a die design package; I’m telling you, it’s a disaster! You may be lucky enough to design a simple straight bend Prog Die, but not for regular parts with even a bit of a challenge. Simply it’s too basic and messy and not practical enough to design a die from the start.
Since currently we hit a dry time, in the past few days I was revising my PDW course material again and trying to work on a simplest bracket I could find. It ended up hitting the blind walls. Then later I was calling our VAR and even they had no answers. (they highly promote PDW.)
I thought of starting a NX Forum thread on these issues, but I later thought not to as I don’t think anybody is using PDW as their die design package. I will be just crying foul in the eyes of other NX users.
Hope I’m wrong with the above assumption and if someone has some good experience with PDW applications, I’m ready to bring up some issues to discuss.
After coming this far I’m doomed! The project files are with VAR to investigate.