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Going from Fusion 360 cam to NX cam, where are simple workflow tutorials?

Wo-jack

Plastic
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Nov 9, 2022
So I will ask again. Is the class you bought worth it? You said, "the guys hated it". I am willing to spend $60 for that course if it will streamline my learning process. My company does have access to online trainings but they are mostly just text files that you have to read along. which I can do but it is long and painful. Although I discovered we have a program called "NX CAM Express 12". Which states ,

"CAM Express is an in-depth, highly flexible NC programming system that allows you to maximize the value of your investments in the latest most efficient and most capable machine tools. It is a wide ranging CAM system that enables your shop to have only one CAM software package from one vendor to address all programming and machining simulation requirements. It is pre-configured with industry best practices, increasing your productivity with selectable user environments to match key types of machining and is packaged with a comprehensive foundation of core functions from postprocessor creation and editing to shop documentation output.

If you are a new user, to help you get started with CAM Express, we recommend that you view the information for Applications and other links on the left."

So I think I will spend some time with that. It looks promising.
 

number2099

Aluminum
Joined
Jun 20, 2023
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stay in school,,, dont do drugs,,,go through grunt school,,,make sure she has a big ass,,
 
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empower

Titanium
Joined
Sep 8, 2018
Location
Novi, MI
you think i give a shit what you call me? i'm trying to help you, idiot. but go ahead, knock yourself out and enjoy talking to siemens lawyers. moron.
 

drcoelho

Stainless
Joined
Feb 19, 2017
Location
Los Altos
Was in same situation as you, one man shop, learning NX with no mentors to help. Here's how I got up to speed:
- buy the book "Siemens NX 2021 For Designers" by Sham Tickoo. This is all you need to learn the CAD side of NX. Truly excellent book, step by step learning. If you read it carefully and do the exercises you will nail the CAD side.
- there are fewer resources for the CAM side, I ended up taking a community college class to get me up to speed with that. I had the disadvantage of never having done ANY CAM prior, so my learning curve was much tougher that you'll have.
- I identified a consultant that was an NX expert that I could ask specific questions, not much time here, maybe a few hours, but invaluable when I couldn't get past a specific block. Finding a reseller with support contract would be just as effective.
- be prepared to spend lots of time poking around in the configuration files, especially for templates, tool libraries, etc....most of it is actually straight forward, just need to wrap your head around all the files
- AND the big breakthrough for me was to understand that I could copy the entire MACH/resource directory to a new location, setup ug_env to point to this new directory, and thus preserve the baseline/stock install. This makes it possible to experiment and make changes without totally screwing up the baseline environment. Keep good backups of things, and document your changes. This allows you do setup and modify the tool library, setup templates, etc all the stuff that really makes NX easy to use.
 

Areo Defense

Aluminum
Joined
Apr 25, 2022
...AND the big breakthrough for me was to understand that I could copy the entire MACH/resource directory to a new location, setup ug_env to point to this new directory, and thus preserve the baseline/stock install. This makes it possible to experiment and make changes without totally screwing up the baseline environment. Keep good backups of things, and document your changes. This allows you do setup and modify the tool library, setup templates, etc all the stuff that really makes NX easy to use.
Not to mention libraries, posts, machines and configuration files can reside on the network so everyone on a team can use the same environment, local or remote. Roll-outs for multiple users are typically performed via scripts; easy-peasy.
 








 
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