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From Spreadsheet to Assembly, using NX Automation

Track: NX Product Engineering User Connection

Session Number: 170239
Date: Tue, May 9th, 2017
Time: 2:45 PM - 3:30 PM
Room: 144

Description:


At Jefferson National Laboratory, physicists design beamlines that will accelerate particles to almost the speed of light. They use a variety of software tools to maximum the efficiency of the beamline. Typically, mechanical and structural constraints are not taken into consideration in the initial designs and this results in many design iterations. A typical beamline will have hundreds to thousands of design components listed in their design orbit. Previously, components needed to be inserted one at a time to populate the beamline assembly. A process was developed at the lab to take raw physics data and automate the process to populate an assembly with the thousands of components. Developed software translates the raw data into input files for a NX journaling program, which is used to construct the resulting assembly. This presentation explains the process, the challenges, and the tools used to develop this process and the resulting project. An examination of the time savings is also presented.

Session Type: Interactive Lecture

Related Industry: All Industries
Learning Objectives: 1. Working with tight time constraints to iteratively arrive at a solution.
2. Using automation to rapidly create an assembly.
3. Find and reduce errors associated with creating large assemblies.
Applicable Software: NX for Design (CAD)
Pre-requisites: n/a
Session Type: Interactive Lecture

Related Industry: All Industries
Learning Objectives: 1. Working with tight time constraints to iteratively arrive at a solution.
2. Using automation to rapidly create an assembly.
3. Find and reduce errors associated with creating large assemblies.
Applicable Software: NX for Design (CAD)
Pre-requisites: n/a