NX CR 2206

Solid Punch in NX Sheet Metal

You can form a solid body shape to sheet metal in NX as seen in the figure.

To form a solid body face to sheet metal:

  1. Create a sheet metal model in the sheet metal application.
  2. Create a solid body in the sheet metal model.
  3. Start the “Solid Punch” command
    Home Ribbon Bar => Punch Group => More drop-down arrow => “Solid Punch
  4. Select the target face side the punch will be applied.
    “Select Face” in the Target group is selected.
  5. “Select Face” in the “Tool” group will be activated automatically after step 4.
  6. Select the tool body.
  7. Click the middle mouse button or the “Ok” button to create a solid punch and exit from the command.

Note: You can create a solid punch feature by using other components in the assembly modeling.

For this operation:

  1. Activate the sheet metal model in the assembly file.
  2. If not, convert the application to sheet metal modeling. (Ctrl+Shift+m)
  3. Start the “Solid Punch” command.
  4. Select the sheet metal body in the active component.
  5. “Select Face” in the “Tool” group will be activated automatically
  6. Most Probably You can not select the body of the other components in the assembly.
  7. Change the selection scope to “Entire Assembly” as shown in the figure.
  8. Select a tool body.
  9. Click the “Ok” button to create a solid punch.

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