Friday, 11 November 2011

Lesson:Transform tool bar (ctrl+T)

Here we will discuss about the most used and important commands in UG:
Toolbars contain icons, which serve as shortcuts for many NX functions. The following figure shows the main Toolbar items normally displayed. However, you can find many more icons for different feature commands, based on the module selected and how the module is customized.
> Right-Click anywhere on the existing toolbars gives a list of other Toolbars. You can add any of the toolbars by checking them. The list of toolbars you can see in the default option is Standard, View, Visualization, Selection, Object Display, etc. Normally, the default setting should be sufficient for most operations but during certain operations, you might need additional toolbars. If you want to add buttons pertaining to the commands and toolbars,

> Click on the pull-down arrow on any of the Toolbars and choose
 > Choose CUSTOMIZE.

This will pop up a Customize dialog window with all the Toolbars under ‘Toolbar’ Tab and commands pertaining to each Toolbar under ‘Commands’ tab. You can check all the toolbars that you wish to be displayed.

You can customize the settings of your NX interface by clicking on the Roles tab on the Resource Bar

 The Roles tab has different settings of the toolbar menus that
are displayed on the NX interface.
• It allows you to customize the toolbars you desire to be
displayed in the Interface.
• Selecting Advanced shows all the Application Toolbars
necessary for drafting and modeling.
• You can also select the Application Toolbars to be
displayed in the Interface by clicking on the Industry Specific settings. This provides a list of industry specific toolbar applications as shown in the fig.

Transform Functions:

Open the file that you created/or create a cylinder.
Here, we have to choose an entity such as a solid body or curves or a sketch. You can select a single feature or multiple features by clicking on the features.

> Click on the cylinder so that it gets highlighted
> Click OK
This opens a dialogue box that allows you to perform many functions like translating, scaling,and mirroring part of a model as shown in the following figure.

Another dialogue box opens with options as shown in the figure.
• TO A POINT – This option allows you to move the center of the cylinder to any destination point on the X-Y-Z axis that you determine. The coordinates are based on the WCS.
• DELTA – This option moves the selected option in the X-Y-Z direction by the distance that you enter.
> Click on DELTA
> Type 5 in the DXC box. This will translate the cylinder a distance of 5 inches along X-Axis 
> Click OK

Then the next dialog box will open. Here you have many options like Move, Copy, etc.
> Select MOVE
The cylinder will move in the X-direction by a distance of 5 inches.
> Click CANCEL
As you can see, we have moved the cylinder in the Xdirection.

Similarly, we can also copy the cylinder by a specified distance or to a specified location. These are the basic commands that you will need initially

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