NX X Create pocket in Part Family

NX for Design



We have defined a reusable component based on a part family part file and 
supported by a KRX file definition. 
When added to an assembly and the "Create Pocket" option is enabled the pocket 
creation fails with the message: 
 "Failed to create pocket for the reusable component"


The reusable pocket function in a reusable component in NX uses a separate, 
specific, reference set to determine the reusable pocket definition

Step-by-step how this is defined/done: 

In NX customer defaults
(File -> Utilities -> Customer Defaults) 
- Gateway -> Reuse Library, Reusable Pocket tab, Reference Set. 
 By default this is set to "false", i.e. it is expected that you have a 
reference set by the name "FALSE" in your reusable component part file. You 
can of course modify this name.

Modifying reusable component
- Open your reusable component 
- Menu -> Format -> Reference Sets 
- Press Add New Reference Set button 
- Enter FALSE in the Reference Set Name field, press enter 
- Select the solid body in the graphics window 
- Close the menu 
- Save the part 

Please note: The fact that you can define an explicit reference set for the 
reusable pocket opens up for defining an oversized pocket for your component, 
having a different, larger body, in addition, if that is desired. 

Notes and References

Hardware/Software Configuration

Platform: INTEL
OS: window
OS Version: 764SP1
Product: NX
Application: ASSEMBLIES
Version: V11.0.2

Ref: 001-8999069

KB Article ID# PL8002765



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