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how to use lightweight body jt file for design

Experimenter
Experimenter

hello, new to the forum, somewhat new to NX.Using Nx11 we are designing some lift assist tools for a supplier and they sent us lightweight body jt models. how can i use these to design from , i cant even figure out how to get any points on the parts at all.thanks in advance

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Re: how to use lightweight body jt file for design

Siemens Creator Siemens Creator
Siemens Creator

If the JT file is a BREP JT you can use the synchronous modeling commands to change delete ect.  you can also add new feature to the prt.  When you open the JT file with NX.

Re: how to use lightweight body jt file for design

Experimenter
Experimenter
the file is not a BREP jt, any other ideas?

Re: how to use lightweight body jt file for design

Siemens Phenom Siemens Phenom
Siemens Phenom

@chrisav , Export data as STL file and then import in new NX part file.

 

Further this post will be helpful to you: Import and work with STL file

Regards,
Samadhan

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Re: how to use lightweight body jt file for design

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

How to work with an STL file:

  1. Ask supplier to send a usable format such as parasolid or STEP
  2. see #1

Re: how to use lightweight body jt file for design

Siemens Phenom Siemens Phenom
Siemens Phenom

@chrisav , another way is to export bodies as Parasolid and import it in part file. You can do all operations on that body.

Regards,
Samadhan

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Re: how to use lightweight body jt file for design

Siemens Phenom Siemens Phenom
Siemens Phenom

@chrisav 

If you have access to the reverse engineering tools, then you can convert your JT file into a convergent body (use the 'Convert Facet Body' command). Once you have the convergent body, then you should be able to use it. Unfortunately for you you are still using NX 11. In NX 11, the set of tools available to modify convergent bodies is somewhat limited. In NX 12 and NX CR versions, there are many more things you can do to modify these bodies.

 

Having said that, once you do have a convergent body, you should be able to create section curves, define points, offset faces and many other things. So you should be able to do useful things with it.

Regards,
Abe