Before we begin I want to thank Don Knab of SiOMSystems for his assistance in verifying my work for this post. His help was invaluable. Additionally, his colleague at SiOM, Yogesh Fegade, has recently started his own Teamcenter Blog, which I heartily recommend with my highest recommendation. Go check it out.
How to See Your NX CAD Model’s Mass Properties on Your Item Revision
Yesterday I got an email from somebody I took the Teamcenter 2007 Application Administration class with several years ago. He reminded me that I had showed him how to display the mass properties of an NX model on the Item Revision, using compound properties. I thought that it would make a good post to show how to do it for Teamcenter Unified. In trying to redo it in Teamcenter Unified I quickly discovered that I had forgotten most of what I knew and had to figure it out all over again. So I decided it would be even better to show you how I figured out how to do it. So, here we go.
Here’s what you should get out of this post.
- You’ll learn how to use compound properties to make mass properties of NX CAD models visible on the item revision.
- You’ll learn how forms store their properties. It isn’t like how most objects store their properties.
- You’ll see examples of how to interrogate the data model to figure out how things are put together.
- You’ll likely come away with a better understanding of why I prefer to not use forms for my data model customizations.