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Emboss Body in NX 11.0.1

by Siemens Creator Siemens Creator on ‎03-23-2017 09:35 AM - edited (622 Views)

Emboss Body in NX 11.0.1 features the following enhancements to better help you in your design process:
1.    Address additional geometric conditions
2.    Expand coverage of multiple tool bodies

Sheet Target – Solid Tool Intersects Sheet Boundary
Emboss Body now addresses cases where a solid tool body intersects the boundary of a sheet target body.

In the example below, the gray sheet body is the target. The tool body on the left is a sheet, and the tool body on the right is a solid. Each tool intersects a boundary of the target body.

Emboss 1.jpg
Prior to NX 11.0.1, a sheet tool intersecting a boundary of the target body was supported. A sheet tool embossed across the boundary of the target body is shown below left. A case with a solid tool intersecting a boundary of the target was not previously supported.Emboss 2.jpg

 

A solid tool intersecting a boundary of the target is supported in NX 11.0.1 and modifies the target as illustrated below.

Emboss 3.jpg


Embossing across the boundary of a sheet can be useful to produce the step feature illustrated below. Two tools each emboss in opposite directions. Emboss 4.jpg

 

Thin-wall Target –Tool Intersects Thickness Face
Emboss Body is enhanced to apply a thin-wall emboss in cases where a tool body intersects the thickness face of a thin-wall target body.

In the example below, the gray target body is a thin-wall solid. The tool body on the left is a sheet, the tool body on the right is a solid. Each tool intersects a thickness face of the thin-wall target body. Emboss 5.jpg

 

Prior to NX 11.0.1, Emboss Body succeeded in this case, but the Boolean was effectively a subtract operation.Emboss 6.jpg

 

In NX 11.0.1, the thin-wall target and thickness face are recognized and a volume of the tool body is included to apply a thin-wall emboss. You do need to set the “Thicken” option on the Emboss Body dialog for this case. Emboss 7.jpg

 

Multiple Tool Bodies
Prior to NX 11.0.1, Emboss Body supported a combination of a sheet target with multiple solid tools. Emboss Body in NX 11.0.1 expands coverage of multiple tool cases to include:

 

  - Solid target, multiple solid tools
  - Solid target, multiple sheet tools
  - Sheet target, multiple sheet tools

With this enhancement multiple tools such as those illustrated below can be embossed in a single feature.Emboss 8.jpg

 

Emboss 9.jpg

 

 

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