Reduce time to CNC with NX CAM automation, part 1: introduction

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series NX CAM automation

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series NX CAM automationIn NX, almost every aspect of CAM application can be customized. Customization can strongly improve the productivity of CAM application. Some tools are very simple, some require additional knowledge and skills. This is an introduction post, it gives an overview of the available tools. Please note that this post describes the automation tools that are likely to be covered in the blog later. In opinion of the author, the described tools can be used in most cases. There can be other automation methods not included here. Detailed information about each method will be added with the next posts. PRT templates These are based on a PRT template file, the one that is used for …

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Reduce time to CNC with NX CAM automation, part 2: CAM dialogs

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series NX CAM automation

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series NX CAM automationThis instruction shows how to redefine the NX CAM dialog boxes and save them as templates in order to record best manufacturing practices. The advantage of the method is simplicity, all customization work is done inside NX. Step-by-step instruction is given. 90% of automation in this video is done with this method: Why building NX CAM templates via dialogs? When creating a template, you reuse a set operations, each with its own individual parameters — tools, feeds and speeds, cutting parameters, etc. You make simplified selection for the actions that are unique for the new parts you manufacture with the template, this means that best practices can be reused and revised If best practices are recorded, less experienced users can be appointed to more complex tasks Area of use Detailed templates can be …

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