Improve drafting, part 3: Reuse drawing objects

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Improve drafting in NX CAD

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Improve drafting in NX CADI personally find the name “Custom drafting symbols” a little misleading. I think it refers to a much wider variety of objects than actual symbols. Personally, I prefer defining it as “reuse library in drafting”, since you can define almost every kind of drafting object. Based on my support cases I have noticed that users are not familiar with full scope of that powerful tool. Scope of drafting symbols In brief, the following capabilities are available: Reuse of sketches, including addition of fillings, crosshatches, dimensions Reuse of tables and annotations Possibility to define existing DXF/DWG as symbol Creation of drop-down lists with value, meaning that you select or enter value when …

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Improve drafting in NX CAD, part 2: responsive drawings

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Improve drafting in NX CAD

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Improve drafting in NX CADThis NX drafting-related tutorial shows you how to improve the of reusability of the drawings. It means that minimum efforts are required after a model is updated. If you take your time to make a parametric model for reuse, you also should consider spending some time for making responsive drawing. NX drafting tips and tricks. The recommendations I show here do not remove the necessity to check the drawing after an update is done. However, they can guarantee that dimensions would be always be correct and overall minimum adjustment is needed. 1. Position the views in the responsive manner. In case your model changes one of the main dimensions, your views could intersect with each other …

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Improve drafting in NX CAD, part 1 introduction

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Improve drafting in NX CAD

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Improve drafting in NX CADThis article series describes various ways for improving your performance in NX drafting. Part 1 gives an overview of the functions, further posts will describe these functions in detail. Introduction to drafting efficiency. While the basics of the drafting application can be understood quite intuitively, there are some additional tools which can improve your productivity when creating a drawing. There are a tools which can standardize some common drafting procedures, and tools for making the drawing updatable (meaning minimum changes are needed when model changes). Reuse drafting objects. The reuse of components and features has a proven positive effect on modeling of parts and assemblies. In a similar way, this can be utilized in …

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