Siemens NX – Turn On, Off Enforced Piece Part

NX – What is ‘Enforced Piece Part’?

In NX, enforced piece part is a condition. If applied then another part can not be added or created under it to form an assembly.

Part files like piece parts, assemblies/sub assemblies or drawing parts have common “.prt” extension. So sometimes it becomes necessary to distinguish between a piece part and other part files.

User can add another part as a component to a piece part (eg: standard parts like screw, nut etc) so that the resulting part becomes an assembly. This can be avoided by using the functionality ‘Enforced Piece Part’ available in NX.



NX Utility – Enforced Piece Part option

While a part is open , it can be found by the path
File > Utilities > Enforced Piece Part

NX – How to turn on/off ‘Enforced Piece Part’?

Dialog ‘Piece Part Enforcement’ will open which has the option to toggle on/off so that current active part can be set as ‘Enforce as Piece Part’.

Toggle on the option ‘Enforce as Piece Part’.Siemens NX CAD Tips – Fundamentals -Enforced Piece Part Command



If you want to remove the enforced condition from part then start the command and just toggle off the option ‘Enforce as Piece Part’. This will remove the enforced condition and other component can be added/created within that part.

After setting part as an enforced piece part, if user tries to add component to it, then a information dialog is presented with the message that part is an enforced piece part and components cannot be added to it.

Also, if user tries to create a new component in current active enforced piece part then a information dialog is presented with the message that 
components cannot be added to it.

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