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Cut Radial (Cylindrical) Grooves Inside Holes

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Radial Groove Milling



Radial Groove Milling is a new operation that cuts cylindrical grooves inside holes with a t-cutter.





Created with NX CAM 9.0.3



Radial Groove Milling cuts in a circular pattern with multiple radial and axial passes. Level Sequencing and Axial Stepover control material removal for each pass. The tracking point changes automatically with the change in axial stepover direction during level sequencing..


To use this self-demo, save the attached part file locally and follow the instructions in the pdf document.


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Holder.jpg Bill Storrs is in the CAM Product Management Group at Siemens PLM software, Cypress California. His main focus is on CAM usability and learning support. He currently leads the CAM Learning Initiative Team whose mission is to provide users with a comprehensive collection of reference and training materials. He has an M.A. in Corporate Training and Development and has been in the industry for over 20 years.

Hello Bill,


I've just tried to program this example after.

When selecting the grooves, no parameters such as diameter etc. detected.

I use the NX 9.0.3 MP05.


I just ran through this and it looked fine.

Be sure you are selcting the cylindrical faces of the grooves.

Hi, I am using NX version 10.0.24 and Radial Grooving does not appear as an sub-operation under hole-making. Was this operation removed?
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Gears Esteemed Contributor

As the tags say, it is included in NX 10.0.1 first.

Make sure to install NX 10.0.3, which is the latest service pack for NX 10, and you are good to go.


This was introduced in NX 9.0.3 and 10.0.1. Note that NX 9.0.3 was released after NX 10.

NX 10 was released almost 2 years ago. Like @Stefan_Pendl says, install 10.0.3 and you will see this, along with many more CAM enhancements.