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Whats New in NX 9 CAM



Uwe Edlinger - October 2013
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Usability
Whats New in NX 9 CAM Usability, Selection, and Tools
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Description / Notes
Description:
Add a description to any program, operation,
geometry group, method
Similar to Tool Description
Column in Operation Navigator
If undefined, displays legacy value
MOM variables output
More flexible than object name
Notes:
Store text information for any operation.
More flexible than object name
Simpler than text attributes
Comments, instructions, history
Access from Operation or Navigator
Column in Operation Navigator
Text Editor - cut, copy, paste, import, save
Output for post and shop docs as
MOM variable array.



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NX Ribbon
Whats New in NX 9 CAM Usability, Selection, and Tools
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NX 9 Ribbon Elements





Tabs allow multiple workflows in the same UI layout. One-click away.
Group names identify related commands
Mixed icon sizes direct new users to preferred commands. Large
icons allow easier access to frequently-used commands (for all users)
Galleries provide an expandable set of graphical tools

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Geometry Selection
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Edge Bounded Region
New selection method for Cut Area
Region bounded by edges instead of faces
Also known as 3D containment loops
Visual feedback of gaps as edges are selected
Intent is preserved with model updates
Easier than Extract Region of Faces or Surface Regions


DEMO
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Boundary User Interface
Dialog
Similar to CAM Geometry - Standard NX selection
Material Side replaced with Tool Side
Members shown in sub-list
Journaling
On screen display and interaction
Preview during creation
Start, End, Direction, Tool Side, Tool Position
Custom Boundary Data Select start point
Custom Member Data Select tool position indicator
Dialog list actions
Mill boundary and mill area geometry groups only
Watch the lists
and focus to
know what is
selected
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NX Tools and Libraries
Whats New in NX 9 CAM Usability, Selection, and Tools
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Flute Length on Drills
Automatic (legacy) behavior updated to be more realistic.
Holemaking Spot Drill, Countersink, Center Drill
If zero, set automatically to where angle meets diameter
Hidden in Tool dialog
Ascii Library OOTB FLEN added and set to zero/null.
Library conversion OOTB Tools will change FLEN to zero
Customer Value
Realistic flute length
Avoid collision and gouge check warnings for non-cutting tool segments
Flute Length is
not just for
visualization
anymore
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Set Machining Data
Options to not set Depth per Cut or Stepover
No change in setting Feed and Speed
Cut Depth is optional
Stepover is optional
Set for each record (Not global)
Edit Machining Data Libraries
Uncheck box to deactivate setting
Database
-1 = do not set

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Whats new in NX 9 CAM
2.5-Axis Machining
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Whats New in NX 9 CAM
Manual Drilling / FBM
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New operation for manual drilling (Phase 1)
4 dedicated subtypes to manually program most hole configurations
In-Process Feature transfer between operations (IPW aware drilling)
Explicit Depth & Model Depth
Blind/Through Offsets
Multiple hole directions
Motion output for Machine Cycle or Single Moves
Additional cycles for Deep Tapping, etc.
Basic Optimization







Manual Drilling Operation (1/2)
Manual Drilling Operation (NX 9)
Processor / NCM
Feature Foundation
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New operation for manual drilling (Phase 1)

Aligned NCM with Thread Milling and Hole Milling
Clearance, Bounding Box, Bounding Cylinder, etc.
Between Holes Transfer/Rapid
Initial and Final Transfer/Rapid







Manual Drilling Operation (2/2)
Manual Drilling Operation (NX 9)
Processor / NCM
Feature Foundation
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4 possible workflows to define & use hole geometry for drilling

1. Hole or Boss Geometry from inside the operation (no geometry parent)
Select geometry for each operation

2. HOLE_BOSS_GEOM parent
Minimize the geometry selection

3. Feature Group (FBM_GEOM parent)
Eliminate the geometry selection

4. FBM
Full Automation for finding features and creating hole machining operations













Manual Drilling Geometry Definition / Workflows
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Visualize the In-Process Feature in each operation



Manual Drilling Visualization
Centered Hole (SPOT_DRILL)
Hole (Drill, Bore, Ream, etc.) Hole (Hole Milling)
Chamfered Hole (C-Sink)
Threaded Hole (Tapping, Thread Milling)
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Groove Milling
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New operation for milling straight grooves with a T-Cutter

Single straight groove per operation in NX 9
One click groove geometry selection
IPW aware
Utilizes In-Process Feature concept







Groove Milling
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New operation for milling straight grooves with a T-Cutter

IPW aware
Rough and finishing with multiple operations, different tools, feed rates, etc.
Know remaining material for finishing of floor, ceiling and wall








Groove Milling
Roughing
Finishing
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4 system defined tracking points
SYS_OD_Top, SYS_OD_Bottom,
SYS_CL_Top, SYS_CL_Bottom
Associative to diameter and flute length of T-Cutter







Automatic Tracking Points for T-Cutters
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Contact Output for Thread &
Hole Milling
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NX 8.5 leftover
Aligned with other operation types to allow using the same compensation
method on shop floor
Supported for all patterns (helical, spiral)







Contact Contour Output for Thread & Hole Milling
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Whats New in NX 9 CAM
3 5 Axis Milling
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Interactive Cut Region
Management
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Key Objectives
Machine entire Cut Areas applying Cut
Patterns to subsets of Cut Areas using 3 or
3+2 Tool Axis
Divide the Cut Area into Steep & Non-steep
areas
List and graphical representation of Cut
Regions within Area Milling operations






Interactive Cut Region Management
Key Requirements
Analysis Cut Regions for Holder & Shank
collisions to optimize the Tool & Tool Axis
Capability to edit, divide and optimize cut
order
Defer Cut Regions to follow-up Area Milling
operations in the process workflow






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Cut Region List
Access from Geometry in Operation
dialog
Create Region List
Empty List - Current automatic behavior
Operation create regions for this
operations (same as Generate)
Import Regions deferred from other
operations.


Interactive Cut Region Management
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T-Cutter Contour Undercutting
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Enhancements to Surface Contouring
Projection Vector Tool Axis Up
Non Cutting Moves Engage and Retract
Extend before and after Arc
Use T-Cutters to cut the underside of ledges
Profiled with Boundary Drive Method
Ledges can be flat or contoured




T-Cutter Contour Undercutting
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Increased Efficiency in Milling
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Increased Efficiency in Rest Milling
Key Requirements (NX8.5.1 to NX90)
Smooth Non Cut Move connections fined
tuned for Flowcut
All Area Milling processors
Fine tuned for Flowcut patterns
Avoids plunge or lift moves
Preview in NX8.5.1 MP1 with ENV
UGII_CAM_NEW_SPLINE_NCM=1
- to use new spline moves
UGII_CAM_SAMPLE_SPLINE_NCM=1- for -
tolerance used for point density
Engage and retracts must be set to none
Holder clearance to control engage and
retract creation
Released in NX9.0
New UI controls


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Tilt Tool Axis
NX 9 Enhancements
Cavity Milling and Variable Axis Surface
Contouring operations
Tools without holders
Non-ball tools
Multiple tilts without regenerating original
Define the tool orientation with spherical
angles, points, or curves
Avoid collision with retract or tilt
Specify machine tool axis tilt limits

Workflow
Generate a tool path without collision
avoidance
Tilt Tool axis to avoid collision

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Tilt Tool Axis
All Fixed Axis operations including Cavity MILL
Caution collision check does not consider blank / IPW!
Use reasonable clearance values to be safe

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New option Cut Below Overhanging Blank
Avoid cutting below overhanging IPW
Increases generation time but dramatically
reduces machining time
Improved consideration of Min Material Removed
Prevent redundant cuts for small amount of
material
More efficient tool path where Level Base IPW
cannot be used



Cavity Mill Efficient Rest Material Removal
Machining time
12 minutes
Machining time
19 minutes
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Preview project completed for release
Divide at collisions or transfer moves
Overlaps, Minimum Cut Length, Trimming Steep Angle
Multiple Tools
Specify list of tools to use up front
Individual Operation parameters for each tool
Create a template or Copy/Paste operations with the
Divide parameters
Divide again without regeneration




Divide by Holder
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Specialized 4 axis machining of rotary
parts with cylindrical floors
Setup Mill Rotary
Geometry Group ROTARY_GEOM
Operation ROTARY_FLOOR
Ball tool only
Floor Finishing with Zig / Zigzag
Tool axis 4X with lead angle
Smart avoidance by tilting
Optimized sequencing with safe and
smooth step-overs
Infrastructure for other future rotational
parts milling requirements
Customer Value
Focused solution to address milling
requirements of this family of parts



Cylindrical Parts Finishing
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Roughing supports bull nose and flat end mills
Blade and blend finish improved surface quality
Better alignment of tool axis orientation between
cut levels
Smoother tool axis change for Helical cut (under
ENV: UGII_CAM_5AXIS_BLADE_NEW_HELICAL_TILTING=1)
Faster generation time
New option to define Blade Edge Point
Better alignment with swarfing (Preview)
Multi Blade
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Multiple Part Programming using
Copy/Paste with Reference
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Programing of multiple parts in a single or multiple setup
Mass production, large batch size production
Tombstone Setups
Multi-fixture devices
Indexing tables




Multiple Part Programming with NX CAM
Use Cases
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Program once, reuse everything or a subset multiple times at different locations




Multiple Part Programming with NX CAM
General Concept
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Different colors for object names to indicate Parent/Child dependencies
New Dependencies column to visualize Parent/Child dependencies
New tool path icon to indicate linked tool path




Multiple Part Programming with NX CAM
Functionality (2/4)
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Whats new in NX 9 CAM
Turning
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Part Off Operation
New Part Off operation uses Part
Off cut strategy in Turn roughing

Generates associative motions

Easy to use IPW aware depth
control

Optional corner treatments

Feed rate control

UDE events

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Tool Library Support for Wire
EDM
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Upper/Lower guide definition, like tool holders
Holder library support, import/export
Tool path collision check
WORKPIECE geometry group for part/check/blank geometry
Prerequisite for ISV & future IPW handling of
WEDM operations








Tool Library Support for Wire EDM
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Whats New in NX 9 CAM
Visualization
Claus Michelfeit / May 2013
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Multi Color Material Removal
Available in ISV and Verify 3D
10 colors available
Assignment
By Tool
Same tool will get same color
11
th
tool will get 1
st
color
By Operation
11
th
operation will get 1
st
color
None (one color like NX 8.5)
Colors not saved in IPW

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Show Thickness by Color
(Fringe Plot)
Whats New in NX 9 CAM Visualization
In Process Workpiece
Gouge Check
Simulation User Interface
Show Thickness by Color
Postprocessor
OOTB: Templates & Content
Configurable Parser
NX Virtual Machine
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Show Thickness by Color
Edit ranges in Show Thickness By Color
Selection of IPWs