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CSE Simulation Customization for multi-function machines in NX CAM Software

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This video training series was created by Thomas Feind, Machine Tool Enablement, Manufacturing Engineering Software, Siemens Industry Software.  If you have a question or comment, please use the COMMENT section below this post.

 

Overview

The following video training series explores the details of CSE customization in NX CAM Simulation for complex machine tools like mill-turn/multi channel machine.

 

Prerequisite

An advanced knowledge and understanding of NX CAM, NC Code, and CSE customization.

If you are a beginner with the ISV and CSE, it is recommended to start with the introductory training videos found here:  Understanding Machine Tool Simulation Concepts

  

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The video training sereis was created with NX 12.0 for manufacturing 

 

Contents

This video series is broken down into 2 sections (Basic and Advanced), as described below. It is helpful to go through them in order at first.  Having several chapters will m ake it easier to return to the material for reinforcement.

 

Learning Objectives

  1. Become familiar with advanced CSE customization for complex (e.g. multi channel/mill turn) machine tool functions
  2. Become a common understanding of controller behavior independent on a specific controller type
  3. Learn implementing complex functions by splitting them into smaller topics

Material Preparation

Save the attached sim_millturn_training_basic.7z file (found at the bottom of the article) locally and follow the instructions in the Basic Session 02. Setup Preparation

The used CAM setup “millturn_training_part.prt” and sample NC Code files CH1.prg, CH2.prg, CH3.prg are located under sim_millturn_training\sample\

If you want to concentrate on the videos without coding, there is a fully configured kit (sim_millturn_training_tobe.7z) with all shown modifications inside.

 

Table of Contents

Basics (53:46)

01 – Kinematic Model Setup (11:41)

02 – CAM Setup (06:31)

03 – Tool Change (10:44)

04 – Offsets (23:05)

05 – Useful Sources and Information (01:42)

Advanced (03:02:59)

Overview (1:25)

10 - B-Axis Head Offset + Tool Correction (31:05)

11 – Head Change (4:54)

12 – Head Correction (35:14)

13 – 5 Axis Simultaneous Motions (09:45)

14 – Polar Coordinate Interpolation (12:59)

15 – Cylindrical Coordinate Interpolation (08:50)

16 – Diameter Mode (05:40)

17 – Constant Cutting (11:45)

18 – Geo and Channel Axes Exchange (14:36)

19 – Spindles and Speeds (14:47)

20 – Syncronize motions on a multi channel machine (08:55)

21 – Using Devices – Steady Rest (08:25)

22 – Transfer Parts (04:33)

23 – Probing (04:33)

 

Introduction and Overview (05:40)

 

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Basics (53:46)

01 – Kinematic Model Setup (11:41)

 

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02 – CAM Setup (06:31)

 

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03 – Tool Change (10:44)

 

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04 – Offsets (23:05)

 

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05 – Useful Sources and Information (01:42)

 

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Advanced (03:02:59)

Overview (1:25)

 

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10 - B-Axis Head Offset + Tool Correction (31:05)

00:00:00 – Introduction

00:03:01 – Setup and activate a kinematic chain

00:07:43 – Compensate b axis pivot point to tool mount position

00:13:31 – Compensate tool length due to rotated b axis head

00:18:40 – Rotating coordinate system

00:26:52 – Compensate 0 position in pivot point

 

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11 – Head Change (4:54)

 

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12 – Head Correction (35:14)

00:00:00 – Introduction

00:04:40 – Calculate head correction in initial positon

00:11:44 – Setup and use combined chains (machine + head)

00:15:28 – Calculate head correction in rotated position

 

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13 – 5 Axis Simultaneous Motions (09:45)

00:00:00 – Direct angles

00:06:27 – Vector input

 

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14 – Polar Coordinate Interpolation (12:59)

00:01:16 – Machine2Piece and Piece2Machine definition

 

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15 – Cylindrical Coordinate Interpolation (08:50)

00:01:02 – Machine2Piece and Piece2Machine definition

 

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16 – Diameter Mode (05:40)

 

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17 – Constant Cutting (11:45)

00:01:28 – Using HandleTEvent

 

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18 – Geo and Channel Axes Exchange (14:36)

00:02:59 – Attaching a joint to the current channel

00:04:24 – Detaching a joint from the current channel

00:09:33 – Changing Geo Axis

 

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19 – Spindles and Speeds (14:47)

00:00:55 – Set a main spindle

00:02:19 – Set spindle speed an spindle mode

00:05:55 – Position a spindle  

 

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20 – Syncronize motions on a multi channel machine (08:55)

 

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21 – Using Devices – Steady Rest (08:25)

00:00:31 – Install a device

00:02:13 – Simulating part clamp with steady rest

00:05:11 – Calculate touching value and moving axes in AC Language

 

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22 – Transfer Parts (04:33)

00:00:35 – Clamp a part with a chuck

00:03:08 – Transfer part from chuck to device

00:03:56 – Transfer and clamp part from device to chuck

 

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23 – Probing (04:33)

00:03:45 – Activate measuring in motion

00:05:40 – Storing measure points

00:08:06 – Reusing measured points to set local offset

 

 

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This video training series was created by Thomas Feind, Machine Tool Enablement, Manufacturing Engineering Software, Siemens Industry Software.  If you have a question or comment, please use the COMMENT section below this post.

 

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Comments
Siemens Experimenter Siemens Experimenter
Siemens Experimenter

I don't see the "SteadyRest" folder included in the zip files.

Siemens Phenom Siemens Phenom
Siemens Phenom

Steady Rest is now included. Sorry!

Experimenter
Experimenter

Are the training slides shown in the videos available for download? If so, where can they be found? If they currently are not available, could they be made available?

 

Thank you

Siemens Phenom Siemens Phenom
Siemens Phenom

 slides are now available for download in the content section of this post.

 

Thomas

Experimenter
Experimenter

Thank you Thomas!

Dreamer
Dreamer

These videoes are exactly what i want, but instead of the slides, I have some problems with accessing to the videos.  Smiley Sad   It'll be great help if I can download the videoes.

Thx

Theorist
Theorist

I can't find Machine Configurator in NX10. Can anyone help me? Thank a lot

Siemens Phenom Siemens Phenom
Siemens Phenom

Hi,

 

please add your question to the discussion forum.

https://community.plm.automation.siemens.com/t5/Discussion-Forum-NX-Manufacturing/bd-p/open_forum

 

FYI: In NX 10 you´ll find the Machine Configurator within the Simulation Control Panel

 

Thomas

Theorist
Theorist

Thank you very much, Thomas

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