The D-Cubed 2D Dimensional Constraint Manager (2D DCM), Profile Geometry Manager (PGM) and 3D Dimensional Constraint Manager (3D DCM) software components make significant contributions to Version 6 of the NX software.
D-Cubed software components enhance capabilities of NX v.6 modeling software.
NX 6 advances its use of the 2D DCM and PGM components, introducing improvements to 2D sketching and profile operations. Thoroughly field tested with more than 1.5 million licenses in use, the 2D DCM is an approach for configuring sketches by solving geometric constraints. The PGM builds on this capability, supporting higher level sketch operations, such as offset profiles.
Examples of new functions include an advanced 2D DCM constraint for locking lines normal to spline curves and a new PGM function for constraining a point to a loop of connected edges, rather than just an individual curve.
The 3D DCM solves a range of dimensions, constraints and equations simultaneously, and is compatible with all geometry types found in modern 3D CAD models. The extended use of the 3D DCM has brought improvements to NX Routing, the design environment for electrical and mechanical subsystems. 3D DCM constraints solved in NX Routing now have bi-directional associativity with 3D DCM constraints applied to parts in NX Assemblies. This has been complemented with better performance when solving routes that include splines with a fixed length.
Siemens PLM Software
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