Part Model Preparation
Use the Latest NX CAD Technology to Prepare Part Models for CAM Programming
Synchronous technology, among the latest CAD technology tools found in NX, rapidly prepares part models for CAM programming. CAD models can be easily modified no matter who created the original or how it was created.
The CAD capabilities available in NX CAM will also model new parts, design fixtures and create setup drawings, while the integrated CAD and CAM capabilities enable the seamless movement of the 3D model between applications without data translation.
3D Part Model Preparation
During preparation of a part model for NC programming, synchronous technology enables direct editing of models, including closing holes and gaps, offsetting faces, and resizing part features. During CAM programming, parts can be quickly analyzed and optimum machining processes defined with specialized CAD functions in NX, including cross section and minimum radius analysis.
Master Model Concept
NX links all functions, such as CAM and CMM, back to the single model definition of the part by utilizing the master model concept to facilitate concurrent design and NC programming. As a result, NC programming can begin before design completion. As the design model changes, full associativity ensures subsequent updates of NC operations.
Product Manufacturing Information (PMI)
Based on its industry-standard PMI capabilities, NX CAD conveys information such as geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T), 3D annotation, surface finish and material specifications to manufacturing. Referencing any data added to the 3D model, PMI reduces the need for additional 2D drawings. For PMI-driven machining, NX PMI information can be used directly to automate programming in NX CAM.
Modeling, Assemblies and Drafting
For the NC programmer who needs to model parts or stock shapes, fixtures, or machine tools for simulation, NX CAM comes packaged with one of the most powerful sets of CAD functions available on the market today.
A solid base for a solution, NX includes tightly integrated functions – CAD, CAM, tool design for mold and die, and CMM programming applications – that access the same 3D model data. The direct connection between NX and Teamcenter can be utilized for data storage, full revision control, and access control – a complete solution for part manufacturing, from planning to production.