NX Manufacturing Fundamentals

The NX Fundamentals of Manufacturing class is a three day course designed to teach the use of the NX manufacturing application for creating 2 1/2 and 3-axis tool paths.

Intended Audience
This course is suited for manufacturing engineers, application programmers, process planners, NC/CNC programmers and CAD/CAM managers that have basic knowledge of NC/CNC manual programming of 3-axis positioning and contouring equipment.

Expectations and Goals

  • Create manufacturing assemblies
  • Understand the master model concept
  • Create parent group objects that supply information to operations
  • Utilize options and parameters that are common to various operation types
  • Create drilling, milling and subsequent tool paths
  • Optional, Wire EDM operations

Course Schedule


Topics Covered




Manufacturing Concepts

Concepts on how to use the NX Manufacturing application



Part Analysis

Analysis methods to understand tooling requirements



 Tool Creation

 Learn to create milling cutting tools



 Operation Navigator

 Learn how to use the Operation Navigator



 Parent Groups

 Learn the benefits of using Parent Groups



Cavity Milling

Learn to create Cavity Mill operations to support removing large amounts of material quickly



Machining with T-cutters

Learn how to machine with T-cutters in NX Manufacturing



 Coordinate Systems

 Understand the use and functionality of the various coordinate systems




 Learn to inspect and verify tool paths




Create cavity, planar, floor and wall milling, and fixed axis contouring operations



Tool Path Information Output

Post process NC programs and create shop documentation


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