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Formulas in Expressions NX12
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Formulas in Expressions NX12

Formulas in Expressions NX12

(OP)
NX 12, how to find list of formulas that can be used in Expressions? In earlier versions you could go in to list and check which formula is good for you to use, now I can't find this list? Help please.

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RE: Formulas in Expressions NX12

The online Helpfiles for NX12 have a number of examples.
On the right side of the page you will find some more helpful links

https://docs.plm.automation.siemens.com/tdoc/nx/12/nx_help/#uid:id624951


Ronald van den Broek
Senior Application Engineer
Winterthur Gas & Diesel Ltd
NX9 / TC10.1.2

Building new PLM environment from Scratch using NX12 / TC11

RE: Formulas in Expressions NX12

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Right click on the formula field and choose "edit..."; a secondary dialog will appear with function, measurement, attribute, etc options will appear. If the formula field is currently in text entry mode (the cursor is in the field), when you right click you will get a menu with options like "cut", "copy", "paste", etc. In this case, hit Esc until you are out of text entry mode and try right clicking on the formula field again.

www.nxjournaling.com

RE: Formulas in Expressions NX12

oh...
another of these wonderful user interfaces where one have to try right click randomly a little here and there and , maybe , maybe, the desired dialog will appear. *
I wonder how the people designing such user interfaces think.
"since all users are using the expression editor 100% of their work hours, and therefore they know all the options, i can hide this sub-dialog here since everybody will know that it's there anyway."

* i have seen a version of Acrobat where one had to right-click low right to get a print button appear...


Regards,
Tomas

RE: Formulas in Expressions NX12

Agreed. Whenever they change up the interface, they like to talk up "discoverability"; seems they missed the mark in this case.

www.nxjournaling.com

RE: Formulas in Expressions NX12

Another example:
I learnt today that when assigning material, one can right click the header lines in the list, and there, in the popup, find a quite extensive filtering capability, and of course select what columns to be shown.
the filtering is an example of the above, hidden functionality that nobody really expect to be there because there are no hints that it exists.
"I can probably not filter this list because i see no such option, i will have to read-scroll-read-and-swear instead."
The column selection is expected, but, one can only select from four columns, not "any material attribute" which would have been nice. Nor the alias name that one can set when creating the material.
Hm.

Regards,
Tomas

RE: Formulas in Expressions NX12

Discoverability.



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RE: Formulas in Expressions NX12

(OP)
Thank you Cowski.
Is there more right click easter eggs in NX?
Can somebody compile list of these, so we can have chance to use them?

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RE: Formulas in Expressions NX12

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Is there more right click easter eggs in NX?

I know you can do a lot of different things holding down the shift key while selecting. Specially in Drafting there are a lot of hidden functions.

Ronald van den Broek
Senior Application Engineer
Winterthur Gas & Diesel Ltd
NX9 / TC10.1.2

Building new PLM environment from Scratch using NX12 / TC11

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