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NX CAM Manufacturing Fundamentals

  • Software/Version: NX 11.0
  • User Level: Beginner
  • Duration: Training Center: 3 Days

The Manufacturing Fundamentals course is designed to expedite the student learning experience in the generation of tool paths for 2 and 3-axis milling and drilling applications. As with each course developed and taught by Siemens PLM Software professionals, this class reinforces Siemens PLM's intimate knowledge of software's developments and instructs the students based on the underlying principles incorporated within the NX product suite.

  • Apply advanced sketch constraints to capture design intent
  • Use basic surfacing techniques to build parts
  • Develop models to support manufacturing processes
  • Translate and modify non-parametric model data
  • Use top-down assembly modeling techniques to establish interpart relationships
  • Build assembly configurations using arrangements

Who Should Attend?

Manufacturing engineers, CAD/CAM managers, NC/CNC programmer, CAM Express users


  • NX Basic Design (TR10053) -or- NX CAD Basic Processes (TRCT2215)
  • Successful completion of the NX Basics Advisor in Learning Advantage (score >70%).

Provided Course Materials

  • Access to online Student Guide through Learning Advantage
  • Access to course activities through Learning Advantage

Primary Course Topics

Day 1

  • Introduction and overview
  • Basic manufacturing concepts
  • Analyzing a manufacturing part
  • Tools
  • Operation Navigator
  • Partent groups
  • Cavity miling
  • Machining with T-cutters
  • Coordinate systems

Day 2

  • Visualization (ISV)
  • Planar miling
  • Floor and wall miling

Day 3

  • Manual drilling
  • Fixed axis contouring
  • Engrave text
  • Tool path information output
  • Projects

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