“As a mechanical engineer, you are an arranger,” he said. “You may be arranging for 300 degree air to be delivered to a certain place, or you may be arranging for 5 gallons per minute of cooling water to be deposited somewhere, but as an engineer you have to take care of all the details; all the components have to work together to get a task or series of tasks done.”
Capturing User Needs By Stephen M. Samuel From focus groups, to surveys, to hidden camera studies, good industrial designers stop at nothing to capture the needs of the users of the products that they are designing. User needs, also known as “the voice… Read More
By Stephen M. Samuel They say Archimedes invented calculus 1500 years before it was reinvented by Sir Issac Newton. Fortunately, enough of his original writings survived the years such that we modern folks could examine them and gain insight into his thinking. It’s… Read More
NX7.5 modeling technique called “Inferred Blend.” The new functionality in the Face Blend
NX 7.5 modeling technique called “Deformable Part.” This functionality is extremely useful when it is beneficial to represent the real world “flexibility” of a component. For this case study we are looking at a Medical Product known as a stent. Our goal is to… Read More
It’s All About the Process By Stephen M. Samuel For companies that truly want to take a leadership role in their chosen markets, there are millions of dollars to save and huge opportunities to take advantage of when Computer Aided Design (CAD) tools… Read More
Progressive modeling is the art of using successive waved part files to enable the modeling of very complex components. This technique enables you to break up certain features into different part files so that when you design you don’t have to update everything all at once. This way a… Read More
NX7.5 modeling technique called “Extruding Self-Intersecting Curves.” A great new piece of functionality in the extrude tool allows the user to extrude self-intersecting curves. This is a great way to create ribs or similar features without having to extrude lines separately.
NX7.5 modeling technique called “Extract Virtual Curves.” When working with geometry of a
NXtutorials brings you a helpful tutorial that solves the “move face” problem. Due to the complexity of many modern models, the synchronous modeling command of “move face” does not always work. In those cases, the associative “split body” command helps to solve the problem.
A guide to recording your own macro to capture drafting preferences. This great tool can be used in many applications not just for drafting and its as easy as – record then play.
NXTutorials brings you a helpful tutorial on the use of show/hide/select by attribute name. When you are modeling
A helpful tutorial on the use of plist_ignore_member in the context of master modeling. This is a great trick to gain more control over what is actually displayed in your parts list.
NXTutorials brings you a helpful tutorial on creating a great shape using N-sided surface using NX6.
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A helpful tutorial on vacuum formed geometry using NX6.