Set View to MCS (new in NX 11.0.2)

Today, I will share little news about feature which was released with NX 11.0.2. 

This one is very small improvement, but in my opinion it is very useful, and I’m sure that many NX CAM programmers missed such feature.

This is “Set View to Tool Axis” option.

To do this:
– select an operation in Operation Navigator Tree
– Right-click in the graphics window
– choose Set View to Tool Axis option.

It should align your work view to tool axis vector. It gives you more control over the orientation of the work view.

It is all shown at the animation below:


The second option, which was also added in NX11.0.2 – Set view to MCS – aligns your work view to Z-axis of MCS used by selected operation.

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.

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