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NX Quick Tips – NX 9 Rib Construction

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You can use Rib Command in NX to add a thin-wall rib or rib network to a solid body by extruding an intersecting planar section.


Ribs are created based on a planar section of curves. The section can be any combination of curves.

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  1. A single open curve with no other curves’ endpoint connected
  2. A single closed curve or spline
  3. Connected curves may be open or closed
  4. Y-junctions


In this NX Quick Tips video, I show you some new rib construction techniques in NX 9.


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This post originated in the NX Design Blog. You can view original comments on this post here.

John R. Baker, P.E. (ret)
EX-Product 'Evangelist'
Irvine, CA