A complete solution for digital product development, NX software delivers integrated, high performance design, simulation, documentation, tooling and manufacturing.
NX for Design brings the fastest, most flexible and efficient product design software to the industry’s most tightly integrated CAD/CAM/CAE solution.
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.

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.

NX mechanical design software delivers comprehensive modeling, enabling you to use the most productive modeling approaches interchangeably – from explicit solid and surface modeling to parametric and direct modeling.

NX for Simulation Now Powered by Simcenter 3D
Simcenter 3D now powers all of Siemens’ simulation capabilities for predicting product performance. All of the same capabilities that existed in NX CAE, along with many new capabilities, are now available in Simcenter 3D.

Simcenter 3D delivers a unified, scalable, open and extensible environment for 3D CAE with connections to design, 1D simulation, test, and data management. Simcenter 3D speeds the simulation process by combining best-in-class geometry editing, associative simulation modeling and multi-discipline solutions embedded with industry expertise. Fast and accurate solvers power structural, acoustics, flow, thermal, motion, and composites analyses, as well as optimization and multi-physics simulation.

NX for Manufacturing provides you with a complete solution set for part manufacturing - from CAM to CNC controller. By using NX for Manufacturing, you can improve your part manufacturing productivity, including:

  • 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

NX provides complete computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) software solutions for machine tool programming, postprocessing and machining simulation.

NX provides a complete set of NC programming capabilities in a single CAM system as well as an integrated set of manufacturing software applications. These applications facilitate part modeling, tool design and inspection programming – all based on proven NX technology.

Advanced functions are available for the latest machine tool technology including: 2.5 axis milling, 3-axis milling, high speed machining, 5-axis milling, wire EDM, turning, multi-function machines, turbomachinery milling.

NX CAM Robotics – software lets you design, simulate, validate, optimize and offline program your industrial robots for machining-type tasks. This solution greatly increases the efficiency and quality of these high-precision, multi-axis robotic operations. Featuring the intuitive and widely-accepted NX™ software 3D environment, the software combines the simplicity of CNC programming with the power to accurately create, control and simulate complex robotic machining processes.

NX Mold Design automates the entire process of designing the parting line and surfaces, core and cavity, and mold base directly from the part model. Key feature data is added to drive automated tool path programming in NX CAM.

NX CMM Inspection Programming enables you to use streamlined workflows to minimize rampup time and quickly generate collision-free programs. You can reduce nonconformance and ensure accuracy to design requirements by programming directly on the CAD model. NX CMM Inspection Programming streamlines the entire CMM inspection program development and measurements analysis process.

Mechatronics Concept Designer from Siemens PLM Software is specifically designed to speed up the concept design for machine tools. The software enables 3D modeling and simulation of concepts with multibody physics and automation-related behavior typically found in mechatronics products.

NX 11 for Manufacturing introduces powerful new features for computer-aided manufacturing (CAM), robotic machining, hybrid additive manufacturing, shop floor connectivity, inspection programming, production layout design and tooling design, to drive the digital machine shop.

NX 11 for Design accelerates and streamlines computer-aided design (CAD) with new and enhanced capabilities, from concept design through detailed engineering and documentation. The latest release introduces a new modeling paradigm for working with facet models, rapid manufacturing via 3D printing, improvements to Product and Manufacturing Information (PMI), drafting and documentation, and a new rendering engine with a photorealistic, dynamic display.

NX CAM 11Powerful industry-specific capabilities in the CAM software for mold and die machining, production machining, and complex parts machining have been specially-designed to dramatically increase your overall manufacturing productivity. For example, you can now create tool paths 60% faster and produce parts with high-quality surface finish.

NX CMM Inspection Programming 11 is now able to drive Renishaw PH20 probes to take advantage of high-speed inspection methods using “head touches”. These new probes allow measurement points to be taken faster and with improved accuracy and repeatability by moving only the probe head instead of the entire CMM structure. The speed gains from this technology lead to measurement points to be taken three times faster.

NX 11 Tooling Design provides increased productivity when designing molds and progressive dies. You can now interactively work with your bill of material (BOM) in NX. To speed up the tooling design process, you can drag/drop standard components from libraries into your NX tooling assembly. The latest simulation capabilities let you accurately visualize the motion of additional tooling components, so you can eliminate costly errors in production.

Line Designer is an advanced application to design and visualize layouts of production lines in NX™ software. The integrated Siemens PLM Software platform enables you to easily associate the designed layout to manufacturing planning. This close integration with planning and equipment design allows you to efficiently manage the entire manufacturing process. You can easily optimize the process by specifying each production step down to www.siemens.com/nx managing a single manufacturing resource, such as a robot or a fixture.

NX is leading the industry with support for new hybrid additive manufacturing technologies, where additive manufacturing (metal deposition) is incorporated into a traditional machine tool environment. By building up complex geometries using additive manufacturing, including internal cavities, then machining them for tight tolerances as they are built using subtractive manufacturing, you can manufacture new classes of parts or consolidate many setups into one with this new hybrid additive manufacturing process.

  • Prototype: Creating prototypes accounts for most of the 3D printing and stereo lithography processes to date. Allowing you to quickly evaluate prototypes will continue to be a strength of additive and hybrid additive technologies.
  • Production: New laser sintering (powder bed) capabilities are moving manufacturers toward using additive manufacturing approaches for part production. The hybrid additive manufacturing techniques will accelerate this trend.
  • Repair: By combining metal deposition and traditional metal cutting into one machine environment, possibilities for repair and refurbishment are wide open. Hybrid additive manufacturing is an ideal solution for this type of work.

NX Fabricatia hibridaHybrid manufacturing combines additive manufacturing (metal deposition) and CNC machining into a single environment to create new product designs with speed and precision. You can manufacture production-ready metal components on a single machine. NX CAM provides a complete solution to program the latest hybrid machines by DMG MORI. By building up complex geometries using additive manufacturing, including internal cavities, and then machining them for tight tolerances as they are built using subtractive manufacturing, you can manufacture new classes of parts or consolidate many setups into one.

NX NastranNX™ Nastran® is part of the Simcenter™ portfolio of simulation tools, and is used to solve structural, dynamics and acoustics simulation problems. NX Nastran provides a pivotal component of the overall NX value in transforming digital product development. NX Nastran facilitates decision making early in the design cycle - reducing time to market; reducing downstream costs of development; improving product performance and reliability and enabling new product innovation.

NX Nastran provides an important core component and technology backbone to the range of NX product simulation and validation tools within the general portfolio of product lifecycle management solutions. NX Nastran solves most structural analysis problems for linear and nonlinear analysis, dynamic response, rotor dynamics, aeroelasticity and optimization.

Data and process management

Teamcenter provides data and process management for the NX applications. Each piece of information is intelligently connected to form a manufacturing plan. This helps you to eliminate the need for multiple databases, re-use proven methods, manage tooling and connect the work package directly to the shop floor.