3D solid tool in NX – an easy way (part 2)

3D solid tool in NX – an easy way (part 2)

Last week, I presented manual way of adding 3D solid tool to NX. Today, I will show easier way of doing this, which can be used in most cases.

Similar, like last week, I want to stress that:

3D Solid tool assemblies are used only in Verification of a tool path and in ISV.
All tool paths are generated basing on parametric tool. This is why in this example I also create face mill as parametric tool.

I’m not a big fan of creating milling/drilling tools as 3D assembly. The only reason for doing this, might be if it is not typical tool – which can’t be defined as parametric tool.
Intention of last week’s movie was to show you how tool files are stored in library and what kind of junctions are created behind the scenes.

Check out this video to see how it can be done more automated way:

About the Author
Marek Pawlus
Marek’s focus is development of postprocessors, NC code simulation kits and NX Open applications for NX CAM. In 2016 Marek founded NCmatic in Poland to provide services for NX CAM users. In 2017 NCmatic became Siemens’ Software and Technology Partner. In 2018 Marek launched second location of NCmatic in Morgan Hill, California, to make it even easier for companies from United States to cooperate with NCmatic. Marek graduated from University of Technology in Rzeszow, Poland in 2010 with master’s degree in Mechanics and Mechanical Engineering. While Marek’s area of interest is CAM software and CNC controllers, he also has hands-on experience as CAM programmer in motorsport industry.

2 thoughts on “3D solid tool in NX – an easy way (part 2)

  1. omar ghrary - July 27, 2017 at 12:36 PM

    Hi Marek
    Nice video, thank you for your time!! Is it possible to make a video showing how to build NX 3D solid tool of a CoroThread 266 threading tool? I’m having hard time configuring the NX parametric insert? Thanks



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