NX Tip of the Week
October 9, 2015
NX - Surfacing Tools
Hello everyone - In this week's Ally PLM Tip of the Week, we will take a look at a few different surfacing tools within NX. I'm defining surfacing tools as any tool required to get more than just a simple shape; more than just extrude or revolve. The underlying curves are what give the surface definition. The surface is only as good as the underlying curves. You may have asked yourself, which surfacing command should I use to create my desired shape? For example, if we are trying to loft a shape from section to section, you may be trying to determine the difference between Through Curves and Through Curves Mesh. We will look at the requirements for some of these commands as well as some of the options. All of these commands have the option to create a solid or sheet (surface) in the settings.
When defining a surface we look at something called U and V lines. U and V lines are the definitions for a surface. Imagine you take a surface and mesh it. The lines in one direction will be U direction and the lines perpendicular to the U lines will be V lines.