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How to manage in-process workpieces using associative, integrated CAD/CAM

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As component manufacturing processes span multiple NC setups and different machines requiring custom fixture components, associative updates become more and more important in order to stay sane when component models are changed. Learn a powerful approach to modeling and documenting a series of manufacturing steps, using associative wave linked models and synchronous technology.


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 Tech Tip presented by Michael Mannino, Siemens PLM Software


Created with NX 8.5



Learn how to build an associative series of in-process workpieces that represent each separate manufacturing step.


  • Use Wave links to create all the manufacturing models starting from the engineering model of record.
  • Use Synchronous Technology to defeature models and add stock back on so that the model properly represents a previous in-process state.
  • Make changes that easily propogate to all the affected models and NC jobs.


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Derek Hart
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Can you upload an example file with the exact structure including multiple modified models, mcs and workpiece groups?


Thanks for your excellent presentation. would you please explain how did you creat workpeice and stocks? is it possible to upload the part of this presentation?


Besr Regards

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