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Learn how to build your own machine tool models for NC simulation

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Learn how to modify the sample machine models that come with NX or build your own from scratch using the Machine Tool Builder capability in NX CAM.


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Created with NX 8.5



Machine Simulation in NX CAM uses intelligent assembly models with pivot points, motion limits, and offset lengths defined.  In this Tech Tip, learn how to use Machine Tool Builder to:

  • Assemble the components
  • Define the pivot points and other machine characteristics
  • Simulate your NC program on your custom machine model

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About the Presenter

Thomas Schulz has been working with machine simulation software since 1995. He is currently the development manager in the MTE group, focused on NX CAM Machine Simulation and the Common Simulation Engine. He is located in Berlin, Germany.

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