Siemens Digital Software - NX

Develop Products Faster with NX Software

Siemens NX software is an integrated product design, engineering and manufacturing solution that helps you deliver better products faster and more efficiently.

Integrated CAD/CAM/CAE: Smarter Decisions, Better Products

NX provides key capabilities for fast, efficient and flexible product development:

  • Advanced solutions for conceptual design, 3D modeling and documentation
  • Multi-discipline simulation for structural, motion, thermal, flow and multi-physics applications
  • Complete part manufacturing solutions for tooling, machining and quality inspection
  • NX software helps you design, simulate and manufacture better products faster by enabling smarter decisions in an integrated product development environment.

The NX Advantage:

NX is the industry’s most integrated, flexible and efficient solution for product design, engineering and manufacturing.
  • No other solution employs synchronous technology for flexible design in an open environment
  • No other solution employs synchronous technology for flexible design in an open environment
  • No other solution offers such a full range of advanced part manufacturing applications
  • No other solution is integrated as tightly with Teamcenter, the world’s leading Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) platform

Advanced Design Solutions Drive Smarter Decisions

NX for Design is an integrated solution that helps you develop innovative new products. With leading-edge design tools and technologies, NX streamlines and accelerates the product development process. Unlike CAD-only solutions and closed enterprise solutions, NX delivers the highest integration between development disciplines in an open, collaborative environment.

Design Advantages

Fast, Flexible, Efficient Product Design

NX design tools are superior in power, versatility and productivity. You can work faster and more efficiently in the full range of design tasks, from 2D layout through 3D modeling, assembly design, drafting and documentation.

Work Seamlessly with Data from Other CAD Systems

With synchronous technology, NX allows you to directly use models created with other CAD systems. You can import and modify CAD geometry from any source with speed, ease and efficiency. NX is the solution of choice for multi-CAD, collaborative design.

Power and Capacity for Complex Products

NX assembly design tools are ready for the most complex assemblies, even those with thousands of parts. You can create full multi-CAD digital mockups with NX to quickly identify issues and resolve problems.

Integrated Design Validation

To help you fulfill customer and engineering requirements, NX offers integrated, automated design validation capabilities. You can continuously monitor your designs for compliance with company and industry standards, and more easily produce designs that achieve your goals and customer requirements.

Visual Analytics Improve Decision-Making

With NX visual reporting and analytics, you can instantly gather product and process information and visualize its impact in the context of the 3D design. Visual synthesis of PLM data accelerates the design process and improves decision-making.

Design Benefits

Reduce Development Time by More than 30 Percent

With breakthrough technologies, efficient interaction and streamlined workflows, NX design tools help you accomplish design tasks much more quickly than with other CAD systems.

Increase the Number of New Products Introduced Each Year

By improving design productivity and throughput, NX can help your engineering teams pursue more opportunities and develop more products without more resources.

Reduce Delivery Cycle Time by 35 percent

With integrated design, simulation, tooling and manufacturing, NX can help you transform and streamline development processes, using the same knowledge and data from the first concept to the shop floor.

Advanced Manufacturing Solutions to Drive Smarter Product Decisions

Success in production depends on the quality and thoroughness of your manufacturing plan. To be truly effective, part manufacturing plans need to be complete, accurate and delivered to production when they are needed.

As you define the manufacturing plan and take it to the shop floor for execution, Siemens supports you with a complete set of manufacturing solutions, from computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) and tooling design software to machine tool controllers.

Manufacturing Advantages

 Integrated Software Applications and Equipment

Siemens PLM Software provides the entire NX software suite of CAD, CAM, CAE and CMM programming applications all in one system, to support your full range manufacturing engineering needs. In addition, Siemens Sinumerik machine tool controllers can help you achieve your production automation requirements, from shop floor manufacturing to large batch production.

Data and Process Management

Teamcenter provides data and process management that allows manufacturing engineering and production teams to work together using a single source of information. This helps you eliminate the need for multiple databases, re-use proven methods, manage tooling, and connect the work package directly to the point of execution.

Connect Planning to Production

You can access manufacturing planning data directly from the shop floor by connecting PLM to production systems. By connecting Teamcenter and your shop floor system for direct numerical control (DNC) and tool management, you can send machining data and tool list information directly to CNC machines.

Manufacturing Benefits

Reduce NC Programming and Machining Time
Improve Surface Finish, Accuracy and Part Quality
Reduce Production Time and Errors
Increase the Success Rate of New Machine Deployment
Maximize Use of Manufacturing Resources

Advanced Simulation Solutions to Drive Smarter Product Decisions

NX solutions for simulation directly address these challenges through NX CAE, a modern environment that combines best-in-class analysis modeling with multi-discipline simulation and integrated data management, and NX Nastran, a world-class finite element solver known for its strength in structural static and dynamic solutions. NX CAE does not require NX CAD and can be used as a standalone pre/postprocessor with support for multi-CAD geometry. NX CAE provides additional benefits when used in situations where NX CAD is used for design, such as seamless data transfer between the design team and analysis team. NX Nastran, the premier FEA solver for accuracy, performance and reliability can be combined with NX CAE or used on its own in conjunction with third-party preprocessors.

Learn about NX Nastran on the Cloud

NX Nastran is available through a software as a service (SaaS) model in partnership with Rescale, a cloud engineering simulation platform. This combines NX Nastran with on-demand high performance computing (HPC) and enables you to seamlessly adjust compute capacity as your demand changes. Large-scale DOEs or multi-disciplinary optimizations can be setup efficiently with a variety of hardware choices that optimize performance of the NX Nastran solution.

Download the brochure for NX Nastran on the Rescale cloud simulation platform

View the NX Nastran DOE Tutorial


NX for Simulation Advantages

CAE Vision and Heritage

Siemens’ vision is to to deliver engineering simulation solutions that drive product performance decisions across the complete product lifecycle. Siemens executes this vision by building upon a simulation heritage which spans over 40 years and encompasses well-known CAE brands like Nastran and SDRC I-deas. Siemens has strengthened and expanded upon the technologies from its long simulation legacy and has brought them together to deliver the next generation of world-class CAE software.

Best-in-Class Analysis Modeling

Create analysis models faster using powerful tools such as direct multi-CAD geometry editing powered by synchronous technology, and a full suite of commands for geometry idealization and meshing.

Seamless Associativity with CAD Geometry

CAE models are associated with the original CAD geometry, and easily update your analysis models whenever the design changes.

Single Environment for Multi-Discipline Simulation and Optimization

Leverage NX CAE’s multi-discipline simulation environment to streamline for both individual analysts and CAE workgroups, with solutions for structural, motion, thermal, flow and multiphysics problems.

Out-of-the-Box Integration with Teamcenter

NX CAE seamlessly connects with Teamcenter to enable effortless storage, re-use, and sharing of simulation data, knowledge, and processes with more people throughout your organization.

Focus on System-Level Modeling and Simulation

Efficiently build and manage FE assemblies through a unique, multi-level approach that can allow for multiple instances of the same FE component.

Fast and Powerful Solvers

Solve large models efficiently with the industry’s leading finite element solver, NX Nastran.

Open, Multi-Solver Support

Export analysis models and import simulation results for other common finite element solvers including Abaqus, Ansys, LS-Dyna, and MSC Nastran.

Instant, Cost-Effective, Scalable Simulation in the Cloud

Simulate larger and more complex models, perform Design of Experiment (DoE) simulations – run NX Nastran on demand powered by Rescale’s award winning cloud simulation and HPC platform. Create an account here.

NX for Simulation Benefits

Increase Simulation Productivity by up to 70 Percent

Increasing simulation productivity speeds up your entire product development cycle, allowing you to bring your products to market faster. More efficient simulation processes also lead to more innovation, by allowing more design-analysis iterations that can be used to test more design alternatives, and make critical design decisions earlier.

Increase Product Quality

By simulating real-world conditions, you get a clearer understanding of how your product will perform. NX solutions for simulation facilitate easier trade-off analysis across multiple disciplines, allowing you to develop more robust products. Requirements tracking and reporting capabilities allow you to quickly gauge if your product is performing to specification.

Reduce Product Development and Warranty Costs

Faster simulation processes means analysis results are fed back to design earlier, leading to a reduction in costly, late design change orders. Additionally, correlating simulation with physical testing provides more confidence in your analysis, so you reduce costly physical prototypes. And with increased product quality, you save on potential warranty costs.