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NX – Using Extend Sheet in NX 10

In this week’s PROLIM PLM Tip of the Week, we will take a look at using Extend Sheet command in NX 10.

NX – Using Extend Sheet in NX 10

In this week’s PROLIM PLM Tip of the Week, we will take a look at using Extend Sheet command in NX 10.

1) In Modeling on the Surface Tab in the Surface Operations Group, click Extend Sheet (also in Shape Studio):

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2) Here are the surfaces that we are going to extend:

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3) Here is the command dialog for Extend Sheet:

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4) You can extend the sheet two different ways under Limit:

a. Offset – uses a value for an offset value to extend/shorten the sheet.

i. In the example below I selected both vertical edges of the green surface to offset/extend:

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b. Until Selected – uses a face to extend to.

i. In the example below, I selected the right edge of the yellow surface and selected the face of the green surface to extend to:

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5) There are also other options to investigate under the settings group.

a. Surface Extension Shape

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i. Natural Curvature:

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ii. Natural Tangent:

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iii. Mirrored:

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b. Edge Extension Shape

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i. Automatic:

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ii. Tangent:

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iii. Orthogonal:

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c. Body Output

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i. Extend Original Sheet:

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ii. Extend as New Face:

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iii. Extend as New Sheet:

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In this PROLIM PLM Tip of the Week, we took a look at using Extend Sheet to extend surfaces. I encourage you to create a simple example like the screen shot above and try the different options outlined above.

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