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More efficient hole drilling with feature recognition

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This enhancement provides new operation subtypes for hole making operations and the ability to group features based on the feature type.


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Created with NX CAM 9



Learn how to apply new feature groups to the new manual drilling operations.


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


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About the Author

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.



How do I apply this to imported models that have a large number of holes but no model history tree? It recognizes the holes it just wont let me group them together.

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Gears Esteemed Contributor

What NX release do you use?

This is available with NX 9.0.3 and above.

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Siemens Legend

When grouping of features gives no result this is usually caused by one or two of these:


- the workpiece geometry is not defined

- the MCS Tool Axis is not aligned with the recognized features. You can change MCS Tool Axis to 'All Axes' . You may have to customize this MCS parameter into the dialogue before when it is missing.


I just updated to 9.0.3.


Thanks Guys. You are correct 5u1. It helps if you have you MCS tool axis aligned. Did pretty good on a lot of holes.

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