“Tool Path” Drive Method in NX CAM

“Tool Path” Drive Method in NX CAM

Today I will demonstrate practical way of using Tool Path drive method in NX CAM.

This drive method is available in Fixed Contour and Variable Contour operations. It allows us to use other operation’s tool path as drive geometry in other operation.
4-axis roughing, which I will create, is just example application of this drive method.

The purpose of this video was to explain how to use Tool Path drive method, so keep in mind, that it is not the only way of doing 4-axis roughing in NX. We can also use for example Rotary Floor operations dedicated for 4-axis roughing. But Rotary Floor have some limitations in cut pattern types comparing to what I did here.

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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