This NX CAM fundamentals video is going to be about setting up your geometry view when you are in the operation navigator, which is where all of your CAM takes place. You work from four different views. You have your program view, your machine view, your geometry view, and your method view.

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NX CAM Onboarding Series

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As providers of CAM software we hear it all the time: "Where can my new guys learn NX?" We've set out to create a series of onboarding videos to get your machinist-programmer up and running in NX. Our instructor brings an experienced but fresh eye to the material. He was introduced to NX CAM in the last five years and knows what it takes to get onboard with the program's interface and logic. We'll add more in the series as they become available. READ MORE

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