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NX : Complete list of Applications and Features available in NX

NX is a huge bundle of applications which includes variety of futures and modules in it that ranges from CAD modeing , Simulation, Drawing etc. An user must own a license for a specific feature to access it. Complete List of features & Applications available in NX Adv_sheet_metal_dsgn C_p_p_author Die_engineering Dotnet_author Erp_integration Flat_patterns Gateway_id Ideas_integration Java_author Mechanisms Motion_dyn_recurdyn Motion_export_adm Motion_kin_recurdyn Nx_3d_path_planning Nx_3d_swept_volume Nx_abaqus_export Nx_abaqus_import Nx_ftk Nx_integration Nx_lam_comp_adv Nx_lam_composites Nx_nas_bn_basic_dsk Nx_nas_nonlin_dsk Nx_response_anlys Nx_sheet_metal Pts_author Pts_consumer Routing_advanced Routing_base Routing_cabling Routing_conduit Routing_electrical Routing_harness Routing_hvac Routing_mechanical Routing_pid Routing_pipetube Routing_piping Routing_platform Routing_raceway Routing_steelwork Routing_tubing

NX: To apply thickness for a thinshell mesh in NX Advanced simulation FEA

To apply thickness for FEA thinshell mesh in NX Ensure that .fem file is made as work part or displayed part.If not, in simulation navigator right click on the .fem file and make as workpart Now Expand 2D collectors and right click on the Thinshell mesh collector that you need to apply thickness Select Edit. Now Mesh collector window opens Near the shell Property drop down list, Edit option will be available. (Spanner icon) Click on it. Now in the physical property table, look for Default thickness parameter. Enter the thickness value in Thickness box Click OK to save physical property table Click OK to save Mesh collector table. Now the thickness will be assigned to the specific 2D mesh collector.

NX: To make a component transparent in NX | Transparency in NX

Transparency in NX: If you want to show the components assembled inside another component, you can apply transparency to the outer component that covers the other components. For example, if you want to show the components under the hood of a car, you could just make the hood assembly transparent so that the components under the hood will be visible. To make a component transparent in NX: Ensure that you are in modeling application Select the component or body that you need to make transparent Now Go to Menu→Edit→Object Display A new window named Edit object Display will open Under Shaded Display section, you can find a slider bar with name Translucency Increase the slider up-to 35 to 40 percent and Click Apply Now the selected component display will become transparent.

FAQ and Clarifications about NX modeling, Simulation, Drafting

How to import / open dat file in NX ? .dat file usually contains FE models with mesh, load conditions and results. To import dat file in NX, Go to File → Import → Simulation → Choose NX Nastran as solver → Browse the dat file → Select open How to remove association between two views in NX drafting?  If you try to move a view in NX drafting, then the other views will also move sometime, because of auto association settings. To remove this association, right click the on the View Boundary Select View Alignment option Now In the View Alignment window, Expand List tab The alignments that are stored will be displayed in the list. Select all the alignments and delete them. (Using cross symbol nearby) In addition, uncheck Associative alignment option in Alignment tab. Now Press OK to save the settings. Now, you can move the view to any position without affecting other views.  How to rename explosion in NX ? Upto NX 9.0 , there is no option to rename explosion. So,

HD3D tools in NX | NX tutorial - HD3D for synchronous modeling

HD3D in NX HD3D is a new feature introduced in NX Siemens , that allows you to quickly find an information about the product you design and helps you to diagnose the error or warning that occurs while designing the component by providing sufficient information about the error and warnings. These information will appear like annotation tags , where the error occurs exactly in the component. How to Access HD3D tools in NX ? HD3D tools in NX is avaialbel in resource bar. We can also access this tools using command finder option. What are all the HD3D tools available in NX? Visual Reporting tool  Visual Reporting tool helps you to visulaize information directly on the components / objects inside the graphics window itself. Check Mate tool Check mate tool allows you to validate product information. Product template studio tool Information related to execution of PTS template can be accessed using Product template studio tool Requirements validation tool M

NX Tutorial: To import, export Step , IGES files in NX Unigraphics → .igs .stp extension files Import

IGES and STEP are universal file formats for 3D CAD components/assemblies. You can exchange (Export/Import) 3D CAD from one Design software to other using these file formats. Usually IGES files would have extensions .igs or .iges And STEP files would have extension .stp or .step To import or Export IGES,STEP file in NX Unigraphics: There are two ways to import  .igs file or .stp file in UG NX. Method 1 (Import only): Launch Unigraphics NX software from start menu In NX menu bar, go to File → Open Now in the form, choose file type as *.igs or *.stp depends on iges or step file Choose the iges file and select OK. Now your IGES / STEP file is opened. Method 2 (Import/Export): Launch Siemens NX (Unigraphics) Go to File → New and create a component Ensure that you are in Modeling application Now Go to File → Import / Export → IGES or STEP 214 Choose the IGES or STEP file you need to import Now your file will be imported in the new part file.

NX: Insert and Edit Crosshatch symbol NX 7.5 , NX 8.0, NX 9.0

Crosshatching command is used to create patterns of lines within specified boundary in NX in order to differentiate different regions displayed in drawing view for clear illustration. How to Crosshatch in NX : Ensure that you are in Drafting application. Now, Go to Insert - Annotation and Select Crosshatch If you repeatedly using this function, then you can keep it in the main toolbar for ease of use. Now , a Crosshatch window will appear which shows a set of required parameters to complete the cross hatch. You can either use point in Region or Boundary curves as Selection mode. Boundary curve method is the most preferred one as it has more control over the selection of desired region. After selecting the boundary curves, select pattern for crosshatching , distance , angle, color and width After completing all the necessary parameters , press Apply or OK to complete the cross hatch. To delete cross hatch in NX 7.5 , NX 8, NX 9 and NX 10 etc, just select the cross

Create Drawing Template in NX | Editing a drawing Template in NX Drafting

Create Drawing Template in UG NX If your company has a standard template and already created it, then it should be present in the menu bar under the category like Special tools or in the name of your company itself. If it is not customized, the we have to create our own template using the following procedure. Method 1 : Using Symbol Editor Open a new drawing sheet with specific sheet size (A4, A3, A2, A1, A0) as per your need Manually Draw the borders, name plate, part list table using sketch tools . Prefer to draw them in the Main view. Include the images like company logo, projection type etc using insert picture command. Now Go to Insert-Symbol-Define custom symbol option and create a symbol with all these borders and logos and name it as you wish like Drawing Template A2 Remember where you have storing this symbol in the Custom symbol library. Hereafter whenever you need the template , just Insert - Symbol - Custom Symbol and select the drawing template symbol