NX5 Tutorial Videos

NX 5 Textbook by Ming C. Leu (Models)

Note 1: The videos on this page require Adobe Flash
Note 2: There is sound on each video.
Note 3: You are required to save your model from each video (except Video 1).

Video 1 – Setting Up Roles, Creating a Primitive, View Controls

  • Setting the Role
  • Starting a new part file
  • Inserting a primitive
  • View control
    • Zoom
    • Pan
    • Rotate
    • Other View Operations

Video 2 – Editing Existing Geometry, Inserting, Positioning and Editing Holes

  • Inserting a Primitive
  • Inserting a Design Feature
  • Hole Fundamentals
    • Through Holes
    • Blind Holes
  • Positioning a Design Feature
  • Editing Parameters
  • Editing Positioning

Video 3 – Creating reference geometry (datum planes and axes).

  • Inserting Reference Geometry
  • Datum Planes
  • Bisecting Plane
  • Datum Axis
  • Positioning with Reference Geometry
  • Offset Plane
  • Inserting a Hole on a Plane
  • Layers
  • Move to Layer
  • Layer Settings
  • Object Selection Filter
  • Translucency
  • Show/Hide
  • Parametric Modeling
  • Using Expressions
    • Units of Measure
  • Measure Distance
  • Horizontal Reference
  • Part Navigator
  • Rectangular Pad
  • Detail Features
  • Draft
  • Edge Blend
  • Shell Offset
  • Section View
  • NOTE: Keep your model from Video 7.  It will be used in video 8
  • Creating a Sketch
  • Quick Trim
  • Constraints
  • Snaps
  • Reference Geometry
  • Dimensional Constraints
  • Geometric Constraints
  • Positioning the Sketch
  • Naming the Sketch
  • Extrusion
  • Builds on Video 7 (Turns hex shape into a bolt)
  • More Design Features
  • Threads
  • Revolution
  • Subtraction

Assembly Modeling (NX5)

Download the models used in this tutorial (zip)

Assembly Video 1

  • Absolute Origin Positioning
  • Mate Positioning
  • Reference Set
  • Add Component
  • Assembly Constraints
  • More Assembly Constraints
  • Reposition
  • Collision Action
  • Entire Part Reference Set
  • Section View Revisited