Try Our NX CAM Self-Study Tutorials

Do you want to learn more about NX CAM? We have 11 self-study tutorials that will help you to expand your knowledge of NX CAM’s tool path programming capabilities for fixed-axis milling, turning, multi-function machining, 5-axis machining, high-speed machining, postprocessing and other supporting capabilities.

The self-study learning tools are available directly inside the NX software. To access the tutorials, click on the Manufacturing Tutorials option beneath the Help button. You can start a tutorial by clicking on it in the embedded Internet Explorer window. Each tutorial provides a hands-on experience that guides you through completing a CNC programming activity.

Each tutorial gives step-by-step instructions for completing a small project with NX CAM. Illustrations show exactly what to do at each step and help you stay on track. All you need to do to complete the tutorial is follow each step of the instructions that opened in the browser window.

This table summarizes the eleven in-software manufacturing tutorials that are included in NX CAM:
















































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Getting Started – This tutorial steps you through basic interactions with NX CAM. You learn how to use the Operation Navigator and how to perform common screen interactions. Estimated time: 20 minutes


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Die Machining – This tutorial steps you through the process of machining a die. Estimated time: 45 minutes


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Plate Machining – This tutorial steps you through the process of machining a prismatic model. You first create operations individually. Then you create the program using feature-based machining. Estimated time: 60 minutes


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Turning – This tutorial steps you through the process of creating a turning program for a single spindle lathe. Estimated time: 60 minutes


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Mill Turn Machining – This tutorial steps you through the process of creating a multiple spindle mill-turn program. You create turning, milling and drilling operations and manage the in-process workpiece. Estimated time: 60 minutes


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5-Axis Bulkhead Machining – This tutorial steps you through the process of creating a multi-axis program for an aerospace part. You also mount the part to a 5-axis machine tool and simulate the machine tool movements for the program. Estimated time: 60 minutes


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Mold Rework – This tutorial steps you through the process of remachining a damaged area by creating a repair program. Estimated time: 30 minutes


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High-Speed Machining – This tutorial steps you through the process of machining a wheel mold using high-speed machining techniques. Estimated time: 60 minutes


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Prismatic Part Machining – This tutorial steps you through the process of machining a prismatic part using floor-wall machining techniques and hole milling. Estimated time: 60 minutes


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Turbomachinery Milling – This tutorial steps you through the process of machining an impeller using 5-axis multi blade milling techniques. Estimate time: 60 minutes


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Output – This tutorial steps you through how to output, customize and print shop documentation. Then you learn how to create and edit postprocessors with Post Builder and download postprocessors. Estimated time: 45 minutes


If you need more information about a specific function, you can always use NX Help to find how to use that specific feature or function in the software.

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Access NX Help by clicking the Help icon. Once you click on NX Help, you’ll see a table of contents for the NX Help Library, which has links to each application or software area.

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This is an example of what you’ll see after you click on NX Help. You’ll find detailed technical information about NX CAM under the CAM (Manufacturing) section.

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This article first appeared on the Siemens Digital Industries Software blog at https://blogs.sw.siemens.com/nx-manufacturing/try-our-nx-cam-self-study-tutorials/