Simple list of operations

Simple list of operations

This week’s Technical Tuesday will guide you in a few short steps to create a list of tools or operations within NX CAM. This list does not require any customization as it is straightforward and useful in its entirety.

With NX you can always simply print content of Operation Navigator. This list can contain a lot of helpful information for machine tool operator.

1. You will first want to select which columns should be visible and in which order. To do this, right-click on the empty space of Operation Navigator, and then select: Columns / Configure.

2. In next dialog window, select which information you want to have on your operation list. Note: You may change the column sequence using your Up and Down arrow keys.

3. Select OK.

4. Now, you are ready to print your list of operations. Right-click in the empty space of Operation Navigator again, and select Export to Browser. Your output should look like this:


To achieve simple list of tools, you can to the same in Machine Tool View of Operation Navigator. Just use Collapse All command to hide all operations and focus on tools. Results looks like this:


To export this list as an Excel Spreadsheet, right-click in the empty space and select Export to Spreadsheet.

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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