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What's new in NX 12 for your industry?

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This article is a summary of resources, organized by industry categories, describing NX CAM software updates available with the NX 12 for manufacturing release. It includes new and improved functions delivered since the release of NX 11.0.0. Each item listed is linked to another article with more details.  Bill Storrs, in the CAM Product Management Group at Siemens PLM software, created the following tech tip video demonstrations. 

 

Robotic programming

 

robotics tech tips.gif

Robotic Machining

 

 

 

robotic pick and place programminig.gifRobotic Pick and Place Programming

 

 

 

Production machining (prismatic parts machining)

 

Mill Turn.gifMill Turn

 

 

 

 

orient work view.gifOrient Work View to Tool Axis or MCS

 

 

  

 IPW 1.gif

 IPW - 3D Holder Collision Check

 

 

ipw 2.gif IPW - Turning Support

 

 


ipw 3.gif IPW - Geometry View

 

 

 

display step over.gifDisplay or Hide Stepover Moves

 

 

 

rampling while.gifRamping while profiling in a Floor Wall Milling operation

 

 

 

explic.gifExplicitly locate and orient the IPW when machining multiple parts

 

 

 

controlling.gifControlling the depth of the chamfer tool by offsetting the drive point

 

 

 

control.gifControl the Feed Rate Across Intersecting Holes

 

 

 

gouge.gifGouge Checking consistency for Hole Making operation types

 

 

 

specifying.gifSpecifying multiple starts for thread milling operations

 

 

 

turning tool.gifTurning Tool Orientation Display

 

 

 

wire edm.gifWire EDM Nocore Lead In

 

 

 

wedm.gifWEDM Finish Cutoff Pass

 

 

 

tool and toolpath.gifTool and Tool Path Display Options

 

 

 

show 3d.gifShow 3D or Spinning 3D IPW

 

 

 

smooth non.gifSmooth Non Cutting Moves

 

 

 

mirror operations.gifMirror Operations

 

 

 

new boring.gifNew Boring and Chamfer Tools

 

 

 

turning workpiece.gifTurning Workpiece Inheritance

 

 

 

skip cut areas.gifSkip Cut Areas Where Engages Do Not Fit

 

 

 

smooth non cutting moves.gifSmooth Non Cutting Moves

 

 

 

improved performance.gifIPW - Improved Performance

 

 

 

smooth cutting in corners.gifSmooth Cutting in Corners Except the Last Pass

 

 

 

Mold and Die

 

roughing tool paths.gifRoughing Tool Paths that Adapt to Part Shape

 

  

CAM faceting.gifCAM Faceting

 

 

 

 

machine cut.gifMachine cut regions in order from the highest to lowest ZM values

 

 

 

smoothly remove.gifSmoothly remove scallops in the center and corners of the cut pattern

 

 

 

tool path no longer.gifTool path no longer overlaps steep and non-steep cut patterns

 

 

drive curve.gifDrive Curve Creation in Streamline

 

 

 

options to improve.gifOptions to Improve Finish Cuts in Area Milling

 

 

 

gouge checking.gifGouge Checking with Different Part and Cut Area Stock

 

 

 

depth first.gifDepth First Ordering in Area Milling

 

 

 

Complex Machining

 

machining tools.gifMachining Tubes and Ports

 

 

 

rough machining.gifRough Machining Tubes and Ports

 

 


interpolate tool.gifInterpolate Tool Axis Enhancements

 

 

 

data display.gifData Display

 

 

enhanced gouge.gifEnhanced Gouge Check Reports

 

 

 

tool axis.gifTool Axis Smoothing for Blade Machining

 

 

 

generate non cutting.gifGenerate Non Cutting Moves Only for Any Drive Method

 

 

 

tool tilt enhancements.gifTool Tilt Enhancements

 

 

 

smooth non cutting moves.gifSmooth Non Cutting Moves

 

 

 

interpolate 2.gifInterpolate Tool Axis Enhancements

 

 

 

General Improvements

 

time analysis.gifTime Analysis

 

 

 

probe output control.gifProbe Output Control

 

 

 

load ipw.gifLoad IPW From Operation

 

 

 

analysis consolidation.gifAnalysis Consolidation

 

 

 

enhanced ipw.gifEnhanced IPW Resolution

 

 

 

drag and drop.gifDrag and Drop

 

 

 

add feed items.gifAdd Feed Items to Operation and Method Dialogs

 

 

 

easily identify.gifEasily identify the tool needed when editing or creating an operation

 

 

 

displaying an.gifDisplaying an advanced view of the machine axis positions

 

 

 

save the specified.gifSave the Specified Tool Axis

 

 

 

organize.gifOrganize Dialog Groups into Nodes

 

 

 

dialog search.gifDialog Search

 

 

 

copying cam.gifCopying CAM Objects from a Component

 

 

 

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NX 12 press release: 

Siemens' latest version of NX expands toolset for digitalizing the machine shop

 

About the Author

BillStorrs.png 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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