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What's New in NX 8.5 Turning

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Siemens Genius


This 35-minute demonstration walks through the turning NC programming workflow while focusing on the new capabilities in NX 8.5.

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Tech Tip by Bob Wijers, Siemens PLM Product Manager for NX CAM Turning, Mill-Turn, and On-Machine Probing



The new turning functionality in NX 8.5 ranges from simple user interface changes to a new operation type that helps to create NC programs quickly and machine high quality parts efficiently. Here's a list of enhancements in order of appearance in this demonstration:

  • Preview of work plane and rotational axis
  • Spun outline enhancements
  • Tool tips for operation subtypes
  • Operation Navigator enhancements
  • New Rough Turn cut strategy, Blank Countour Zig, follows the contour of the blank (IPW aware)
  • More efficient roughing operations
  • Turret pocket capacity setting
  • New controls for high quality and efficient finishing
  • New tracking point control options
  • CYCLE95 (NX 8.0) and corresponding FANUC cycle support
  • CYCLE97 (NX 8.5) support for threading
  • Enhanced multi-spindle support
  • Feature Based Machining (FBM) enhancements - Feature Teaching and Operation Teaching


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