Unigraphics NXCAD

UG-NX Course Contents


Introduction to Unigraphics NX 7.5, About NX Gateway, Getting Started
 NX Graphical User Interface – Title bar, Menu bar, Toolbar, Radial toolbar, Selection bar, Cue and status line, Dialog rail, Resource bar, Navigators,HD3D tools, Integrated browser, Palettes, Roles, Full screen, View orientation- trimetric, isometric, View commands, Rotate ,Pan, Zoom in/out, Quick pick, Quick pick, categories, Coordinate system- absolute coordinate system, WCS, Absolute coordinate, Work coordinate system. View triad, Multiple graphics window, Information window, Keyboard accelerators, Dialog box
File management – Creating new files and about templates, Opening files, Saving files

Creating Sketches – Profile, Line, Arc, Circle, Fillet, Chamfer, Rectangle, Polygon, Studio Spline, Fit spline, Ellipse, Conic
Editing sketches – Quick trim, Quick extend, Make corner, Offset curve, Pattern curve, Mirror curve, Intersection point, Derived lines
Constraints – Geometric constraints, Auto constraint, Inferred constraint, Dimensional constraints, Auto dimension, Animate dimension, Continuous auto dimension

Basic terminologies – Feature, Body, Solid body, Sheet, Face, Section curves, Guide curves
Feature modeling concepts
About Datum CSYS and Datum Planes
Changing units in NX
Feature modeling commands
Creating Extrude features

  • Extrusion by selecting a section of edges
  • Limits option
  • Boolean operation
  • Applying draft
  • Offset sketches

Feature modeling commands –
Creating Revolve features

  • Revolve sketch about an axis
  • Limits option
  • Offset sketches


Creating Primitives – Block, Cylinder, Cone, Sphere

Creating Datum Features – Datum Plane, Datum axis, Datum CSYS, Datum Point

Creating Sweep Features –
Sweep a section along a guide

  • Adding thickness

Sweep one or more sections along guide curves

  • Section sweep using spine
  • Section location
  • Interpolation
  • Alignment
  • Orientation method
  • Scaling method

Creating Sweep Features
Creating Variational Sweep

  • Limits option
  • Adding secondary sections

Creating Tube feature
Blend Features
Creating Edge blend

  • Constant radius
  • Variable radius

Creating Face blend

  • Types of blend

Applying Chamfer

Feature Modeling Commands –
Hole – General hole, Drill size holes, Screw clearance holes, Threaded holes
Pocket – Cylindrical, Rectangular, General
Pad – Rectangular, General
Emboss – Offset emboss
Slot – Rectangular, Ball end, U-Slot, T-Slot, Dove tail
Groove – Rectangular, Ball end, U-groove

Feature Modeling Commands –
Dart, Thread, Shell
Draft – From plane, From edges, Tangent to faces, To parting edges, Draw direction, Variable draft points
Draft body, Scale

Feature Operations –
Instance feature – Rectangular array, Circular array, Pattern face
Mirror feature, Mirror body
Instance geometry creation – From bodies, From faces, From faces, From edges, From curves, From points

Feature Operations –
To Divide face, Trim body , Split body, Boolean commands, User defined feature, Creating Feature group, Editing Expressions, Knowing Feature replay command, Knowing Layer settings, To measure distance between geometries, To measure angle between geometries, To measure bodies and face geometries, To find geometric properties

Feature operations and smart tools
Synchronous Modeling
Introduction to Assembly modeling
Types of approach
Bottom up assembly modeling
Top down assembly modeling
Placing components

Assembly Constraints
Angle, Bond, Centre, Concentric, Distance, Fit, Parallel, Perpendicular, Touch align
Creating component arrays
Linear array, Circular array, Feature instance array

Assembly Modeling
Moving a component, Replacing component, Repositioning component, Mirroring assembly, Creating a New Component, Creating new parent, Finding assembly, clearance, Creating exploded views, Assembly sequencing with motion, Creating deformable parts, Finding degrees of freedom, Assembly envelopes

Introduction to drawing
Inserting new sheets, Editing sheets
Setting up standards, Knowing Graphical User Interface of drafting, NX drafting methods
Creating drafting views
Base view
Drawing view
Projected view

  • Orthographic view
  • Auxiliary view

Creating drafting views
Detail view
Section view
Simple section, Stepped section , Half section, Revolved section, Folded section, Unfolded section, Pictorial section, Half pictorial section, Break out section, Creating Broken view, Cropping view boundary, Standard view
How to move/Copy a view
How to align a view
How to hide/show components
Creating section in view


Adding dimensions – Inferred Dimension, Horizontal Dimension, Vertical Dimension, Parallel Dimension, Perpendicular dimension, Angular dimension, Cylindrical Dimension, Hole dimension, Diameter Dimension, Chamfer Dimension, Radius or Radius of Curvature Dimension, Radius to Centre, Folded Radius, Thickness Dimension, Arc Length, Horizontal Chain Dimension, Vertical Chain Dimension, Horizontal Baseline Dimension, Vertical Baseline Dimension, Ordinate Dimension
Adding annotations
Adding Feature control frame
Adding Datum Feature symbol
Adding Datum Target
Inserting Identification symbol
Inserting Surface Finish symbol
Placing target point symbol
Placing Intersection symbol
Applying cross hatch and area fill
Creating centrelines
Placing table
Placing tabular note
Listing parts list
Creating auto balloon

Surface Modeling commands
Creating extrude surface
Creating revolved surface
Creating ruled surface
Surface using curves
Surface by Through curves
Surface by Through curve mesh
Creating Studio surface
Surface from Section Surface
Surface creation by N-Sided surface

Surface generation
Creating surface using Styled Sweep, Surface from Four Point Surface, Swoop feature , Transition feature, Extension feature, Bounded plane, Sheet from curves, Ribbon builder, Patch openings, Law extension, Silhouette flange
Creating curves from curves
Creating curve from bodies
Creating associative copies
Extract body, Composite curve
Editing geometries
Emboss sheet, Sew and Unsew, Patch, Trim body, Split body, Trimmed sheet, Trim and extend, Untrim, Offset surface, Variable offset surface, Offset face, Scale body, Thicken, Divide face

Sheet metal Design –
About NX Sheet Metal Preferences
Creating base feature
Creating Bend feature
Attaching flange, Attaching Contour flange, Creating Lofted flange, Inserting Hem flange, Apply Bend, unbend, rebend, Apply Jog, Creating Sheet metal from solid
Corner definition
Applying Closed corner, Break corner, Applying chamfer
Applying punch operations
Dimple, Louver, drawn cutout, bead, Solid punch, gusset
Sheet metal cut operations
Resizing bend radius
Resizing bend angles
Resizing Neutral Factor
Bend operations
Converting solid body to sheet metal
Converting to sheet metal
Creating flat pattern