Library of machine tool devices in NX CAM

Library of machine tool devices in NX CAM

Today I will show how to define machine tool devices, and add them to library. Machine Tool Device Library in NX CAM.

I will use tool holders which we mount on a turret as an example.

And these are steps which I presented in the video:

  1. Open/Import geometry of the holder
  2. (optional) Create folder for new holder
  3. Save file with holder geometry in device library directory
  4. (optional) Create assembly structure
  5. Add first component in Machine Tool Builder:
    • select geometry
    • classify component as _DEVICE
    • add “device mount” junction and classify it as
  6. Add second component in Machine Tool Builder:
    • classify component as _STATIC_HOLDER
    • add “device mount” junction (no classification)
  7. Save and close part file with holder geometry and kinematics
  8. Add new holder to “device_database.dat
  9. (optional) Reread CAM configuration files “Tool Mount”
About the Author
Marek Pawlus Marek Pawlus
NCmatic is a new Siemens PLM Software and Technology Partner specializing in NX CAM. Our main focus is to develop tools integrated into NX which automate and enhance the everyday workflow for CAM users. Through our new partnership with Siemens, we have full access to integration technology that allows us to develop advanced and reliable applications right inside of the NX user interface.

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