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.
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.
A solid tool intersecting a boundary of the target is supported in NX 11.0.1 and modifies the target as illustrated below.
Embossing across the boundary of a sheet can be useful to produce the step feature illustrated below. Two tools each emboss in opposite directions.
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.
Prior to NX 11.0.1, Emboss Body succeeded in this case, but the Boolean was effectively a subtract operation.
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.
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.