NX CAM Fundamentals

This course is offered online or at the PROLIM PLM campus in Cincinnati, Ohio.

NX CAM Fundamentals is designed to help students with CAM programming productivity as well as CAD modeling and assemblies for manufacturing. The NX CAM Fundamentals course will provide professional instruction pertaining to efficient 2 ½ and 3 axis milling CAM programming techniques. This introductory class introduces CAM programming and CAD modeling in the context of real-life scenarios and will include instructor-led demonstrations, follow along demonstrations, and hands-on exercises.

At Course Completion

At the completion of NX CAM Fundamentals the student will productively develop proper manufacturing models and assemblies, workpiece setups, efficient manufacturing 2 ½ and 3 axis tool paths, and shop documentation. This course is designed to meet the student’s expectation to transfer classroom instruction to productivity on the job. As with each course developed and taught by an PROLIM PLM Application Engineer with Siemens PLM Software certification, the NX CAM Fundamentals class capitalizes on the PROLIM PLM Engineer’s intimate knowledge of the software’s development and instructs the students based on the underlying principles incorporated within the software.


  • Windows Experience
  • Completion of some NX Manufacturing Tutorials delivered with the product
  • General CNC machining knowledge
  • Completion of Essentials for NX Designers recommended but not required

Course Materials

NX CAM Student Guides and an NX CAM data set will be provided on USB Drive.


  • General User Interface (CAD)
  • Roles
  • Sketching
  • Extrude/Revolve
  • Blends/Chamfers
  • Holes
  • Primitives
  • Workpiece Blank Geometry
  • Assemblies for Manufacturing
  • Assembly Constraints
  • Synchronous Modeling
  • General User Interface (CAM)
  • WAVE Linking
  • Master Model Concept
  • Workpiece Setup
  • Workpiece Blank Options
  • Machine Coordinate System
  • Tool and Holder Creation
  • Tool Library
  • Planar Milling
  • Face Milling
  • Cavity Milling
  • Plunge Milling
  • Fixed Axis Contouring
  • Corner/Rest Machining
  • Flowcut
  • Drilling
  • Countersinking
  • Counterboring
  • Tapping
  • Thread Milling
  • Tool Path Editing
  • Gouge and Collision Checking
  • Tool Path Verification
  • Shop Documentation

Five day class – $2250

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