Extracting data from mechanical models

28/07/2018 Off By Achyuthuni Sri Harsha

Recently I came across problems trying to automate simple engineering routines, and the first step in a large number of these problems is extracting data from already existing models for further analysis.

The list of posts below is about a problem where data from CAD/CAM models should be extracted to excel for further processing. I am using Visual Basic for writing and executing code while Siemens NX 10.0 journaling for CAD.

Our current problem has three parts posted as separate blogs.

  1. Open an NX model and select a part
  2. Get all dimensions of the part
  3. Export the dimensions to excel


You can find all the codes used in this series at https://github.com/HarshaAsh/NXBasics