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Setting up your CAM Express role in NX9

John Pearson - Thursday, November 07, 2013
Due to the increasing popularity of CAM Express, we are receiving more calls on our support line. The most recent calls have been requesting help in setting up the new NX9 CAM Express role and setup pallets. So to help those of you who will be making the switch soon, I thought I’d be pro-active and add these answers to our blog site.

How do I set the CAM Express role in NX9?

1. Open up the NX9 gateway, and click on the Roles tab.

2. From the Roles pallet, select the CAM Express role.

3. Click OK to the Load Role message.

4. Open a Solid Edge part file or NX part file.

5. Click on the Web Browser tab.

6. Start your first setup from the Web Browser pallet, by clicking on the “Create a new setup for this model” shortcut, near the bottom of the pallet.

7. Select the desired Units and then select the desired Setup, from the Create New Setup dialog. For example, below I selected Millimeters and the Machinery (Express) Setup.

8. Click OK, to launch the selected setup.

How do I turn on the Express Setup pallet?

Once you have entered into manufacturing, using the previous steps, you can turn on your manufacturing pallets. 

Notice the Manufacturing – Express tab is missing.

1. Go to File > Preferences > Manufacturing.

2. Select the Add Setup Pallet icon, under the User Interface tab.

3. From the pallet list, select Express and click OK.

4. Click OK to dismiss the Manufacturing Preferences dialog

Notice that the Manufacturing – Express tab is now present.

5. Click on the Manufacturing – Express tab and you now have access to all your Express Setups for future jobs.

If you would like to learn more about NX CAM Express, feel free to contact us at [email protected] If you are a Designfusion customer, you can contact us at [email protected] or call our support line at 1-877-215-1883.
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