At a high level, PMI on a NX model impacts the necessary machining processes and tools per feature by selecting the correct machining process and tools depending on the machining feature. Automatic recognition is provided for the following PMI objects and attributes.
If you are interested in learning more I might recommend you contact you local SPLM office and request a demonstration.
Dave, perhaps Siemens could host an online seminar with a question and answer capacity on this subject.
I don't see how PMI, as you've stated, could definitively "select the correct machining process and tools" by automatically recognizing features based on your list of Feature PMI Objects and Attributes you've provided below.
I definitely don't comprehend how the color of a Feature could in anyway determine the "correct machining process to utilize.
To a large extent, the PMI is utilized by "Feature Based Machining" (AKA "FBM") (rather than manual NC programming methods)
FBM uses a whole bunch of rules to translate from geometry (and PMI) to machining processes.
Look for FBM info in the "NX Manufacturing" area on this community.
Because some companies find it easier to color different faces of a solid to determine machining processes in FBM (i.e. green faces are +/-.001, white faces are +/-.005)
Production: NX10.0.3.5 MP16/TC11.2
I'd rather be e-steamed than e-diseaseled