NX CAD Associative Fixture Design webinar CircleWhether you’re a job-shop working with neutral CAD data (STEP, IGES, Parasolid, PDF, etc.) or your company is vertically integrated with design and manufacturing in-house, you need to hold the part in place with an easy to use, configurable fixture or jig. Designing custom fixtures and jigs for each new job can be time consuming, tedious, and, most importantly, costly.

One-off or small production runs vs. high-volume manufacturing and maximizing work area utilization should be considered when designing a work part holding solution. You may want to choose to use a work holding vice with custom faces for soft or hard jaws. A well designed fixture can minimize tooling costs, tool changes, and unnecessary cutting head movements to keep cutting chips instead of cutting air. You may find a "pretty close" solution from a previous job but the CAD rework is too difficult or time consuming so you design a one-off fixture. The solution is to reduce your tooling costs by leveraging reuse.

In this webinar, we'll showcase some fixture-building techniques using CAD tools available in Siemens CAM software packages. Using basic modeling and assembly techniques combined with NX’s powerful Synchronous Modeling toolset, you'll be able to quickly create a tool holding solution that's both associative and reusable.

This webinar will be held on:
Thursday, August 15
8:30am PT / 11:30am ET

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Welcome to the next video in a series on what's new in the NX continuous release program. NX is the most productive modeling environment of any system out there.

In this video we’re going to cover what's new in PMI, such as a new PMI compare tool. This is a great visual tool to compare changes to your parts overtime. There is a fully integrated interactive comparison in the HD 3D tool set. With this you can reduce manufacturing errors from design changes and dramatically reduce the amount of time it takes to check differences in PMI. In a managed mode you can review two revisions, and in native mode, you can review two parts that are from the same part.

As well we’ll show that PMI preferences have been updated. Now it’s more consistent with some of the other preferences that we see in NX. It’s been reorganized with a dynamic search capability so it makes it easier to find things. As well we go over Renew PMI, which will update PMI to the latest version of the NX code.

NX is no longer identified by a release number and will only be referred to as NX. There will be no NX13, so catch up on all the details in this handy video explaining NX Continuous Release.

Siemens PLM customers in the Continuous Release main channel will see functional improvements every six months with monthly updates to fix issues. This approach will deliver innovation faster. The updates themselves are smaller. You no longer have a large jump between major releases, or worse, doubling or tripling up on the upgrade by skipping one or two major versions to get your company “current."