Log In

Come Join Us!

Are you an
Engineering professional?
Join Eng-Tips Forums!
  • Talk With Other Members
  • Be Notified Of Responses
    To Your Posts
  • Keyword Search
  • One-Click Access To Your
    Favorite Forums
  • Automated Signatures
    On Your Posts
  • Best Of All, It's Free!
  • Students Click Here

*Eng-Tips's functionality depends on members receiving e-mail. By joining you are opting in to receive e-mail.

Posting Guidelines

Promoting, selling, recruiting, coursework and thesis posting is forbidden.

Students Click Here

Coordinate systems of nx

Coordinate systems of nx

Coordinate systems of nx

In Nx why we need three Coordinate systems?
Is it Possible to work with only one coordinate system?

RE: Coordinate systems of nx

Sure, just work off the absolute. Very very rarely will I move the WCS, there is almost no need anymore. The datum CSYS is handy as a visual reference, and secondary datum coordinates, if needed.


NX 9, Teamcenter 10

RE: Coordinate systems of nx

You are missing the boat, Gunman, if you don't move your WCS around and use it.

Wouldn't want to ever see WCS deprecated, it is too useful.

Proud Member of the Reality-Based Community..

To the Toolmaker, your nice little cartoon drawing of your glass looks cool, but your solid model sucks. Do you want me to fix it, or are you going to take all week to get it back to me so I can get some work done?

RE: Coordinate systems of nx

When would I want to move it? Back before it became NX, ie the UG era, I moved it all the time, but as NX improved, the need to move it has gone down to rarely, if ever, at least for me.


NX 9, Teamcenter 10

RE: Coordinate systems of nx

I would say it depends on what type geometry one works with.
If it's splines and freeform, WCS is a must. ( Or at least a great benefit.)
If it's prismatic things the WCS can be ignored by the user. - It's still there active and working but doesn't need to be handled separately.


RE: Coordinate systems of nx

Why do we need different types of coordinates (Cartesian, Polar, Spherical)? Why can a user model the same part 10 different ways in NX? Why do we need fractions and decimals? Why can a Plane or Axis be defined in more than one way? Why have a sketcher when a user can typically accomplish the same task with plain curves?

Simply put, not everyone does a single task the same way in NX and it would make the product less flexible and cater to fewer users and industries if certain things were pared/deprecated (thank you capnhook) from the software.

Tim Flater
NX Designer
NX Win7 Enterprise x64 SP1
Intel Core i7 2.5GHz 16GB RAM
4GB NVIDIA Quadro K3100M

Red Flag This Post

Please let us know here why this post is inappropriate. Reasons such as off-topic, duplicates, flames, illegal, vulgar, or students posting their homework.

Red Flag Submitted

Thank you for helping keep Eng-Tips Forums free from inappropriate posts.
The Eng-Tips staff will check this out and take appropriate action.

Reply To This Thread

Posting in the Eng-Tips forums is a member-only feature.

Click Here to join Eng-Tips and talk with other members! Already a Member? Login


White Paper - Design for Additive Manufacturing
With a growing number of parts manufactured directly by additive manufacturing techniques, it is important to lay down design principles suitable for such manufacturing processes and to ensure parts are designed for additive manufacturing. There are several factors that are to be considered at the design stage. Few such design issues in additive manufacturing are discussed in this paper. Download Now

Close Box

Join Eng-Tips® Today!

Join your peers on the Internet's largest technical engineering professional community.
It's easy to join and it's free.

Here's Why Members Love Eng-Tips Forums:

Register now while it's still free!

Already a member? Close this window and log in.

Join Us             Close