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Re: checking of thickness of a solid on the fly

Siemens Phenom Siemens Phenom
Siemens Phenom

Heh heh...  You beat me to it, Ben.  :-)

Taylor Anderson
NX Product Manager, Knowledge Reuse and NX Design
Tel: +1 (602) 441-0683
taylor.anderson@siemens.com

Re: checking of thickness of a solid on the fly

Siemens Esteemed Contributor Siemens Esteemed Contributor
Siemens Esteemed Contributor
Sorry Taylor, I didn't mean to steal your thunder Smiley Wink

Ben Broad | PLM Enthusiast | Siemens GCSS

NX (v17 - 1872) | Teamcenter (9 - 12)
Value Based Licensing | Adaptive UI | BETA Registration

Re: checking of thickness of a solid on the fly

Siemens Phenom Siemens Phenom
Siemens Phenom

Heh heh...  No problem AT ALL.  I'm always just grateful knowing that you've got our back.  :-D

Taylor Anderson
NX Product Manager, Knowledge Reuse and NX Design
Tel: +1 (602) 441-0683
taylor.anderson@siemens.com

Re: checking of thickness of a solid on the fly

Pioneer
Pioneer

Hi @BenBroad,

this is exactly what i needed good thing to know it is already included in 12+ perfect and thanks for the videoSmiley Happy

Re: checking of thickness of a solid on the fly

Pioneer
Pioneer

@TaylorAnderson@BenBroad do we have a similar functionality for checking the flatness of the face on the fly..

 

Re: checking of thickness of a solid on the fly

Gears Phenom Gears Phenom
Gears Phenom

@MrX,

 

 

Check the image below from the v5 docs.  Is this the cursor to which you were referring?  If so, this isn't what I would consider a flatness indicator but rather an indicator of the type of surface (planar).  Flatness, I would assume to most people, means a measurement of variance to a plane and the software in turn would give some sort numerical feedback.  I think the terminology is misleading, and why I'm asking - so that we're not blindly shooting at a target and left guessing for what you're really asking.

v5 measure cursors.png

 

 

 

 

 

Tim
NX 11.0.2.7 MP11 Rev. A
GM TcE v11.2.3.1
GM GPDL v11-A.3.6

Re: checking of thickness of a solid on the fly

Siemens Esteemed Contributor Siemens Esteemed Contributor
Siemens Esteemed Contributor
I did a search for Catia & Flatness on YouTube and couldn't find anything related, otherwise I'd have a clearer understanding of what to suggest using NX.

Ben Broad | PLM Enthusiast | Siemens GCSS

NX (v17 - 1872) | Teamcenter (9 - 12)
Value Based Licensing | Adaptive UI | BETA Registration

Re: checking of thickness of a solid on the fly

Legend
Legend

Try the function called "Geometric Properties".

 

You can hover over any geometry and find out instantly if it is flat, single rad surface or multiple rad surface

 

depending on your version you may have to turn it on in customer defaults.

 

As a CAM guy it is amazingly helpful when try to diagnose geometry.

{Paul Schneider}, {CNC Programmer}, {DRT-Rochester}


Production: {NX11.0.2,MP5, NX12.0.2, MP4}

Re: checking of thickness of a solid on the fly

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor
@MrX, Just to know if you use it right..
I do use it for the same purpose and it's not suppose to take a lot of time.
Try change the setting.

Re: checking of thickness of a solid on the fly

Pioneer
Pioneer

@TimF hi thanks for redefining the question

 

@psch_wny thanks for this option

 

@BenBroad once again thanks for that video it helped

 

for now i found a solution for the face from NXOpen