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Siemens NX 9 offers improved productivity with new tools, features

Veronica C. Silva | Oct. 29, 2013
Industries can work with 2D, 3D data with 4GD technology faster and with more flexibility.

Siemens PLM Software recently updated its latest design software to make it easier for users across industries to develop products faster and better. 

Siemens said its NX 9 software offers tools and features that allow users to improve their productivity by as much as five times, even with 2D data, which are still used in product development despite the popularity of 3D modeling. 

The new software features new technologies, such as synchronous technology for 2D and fourth generation design (4GD), for improved flexibility in designing across industries such as automotive, aerospace, shipbuilding, consumer products, machinery and others. 

NX 9 also offers tighter integration with product lifecycle management (PLM) software through Siemens’ Active Workspace environment. 

Siemens said the release of NX 9 is a milestone for the company and its customers, particularly in addressing some common issues, such as dealing with 2D data. With asynchronous technology for 2D, what was once a tedious task of reformatting 2D drawings and product data to the more popular 3D modeling has been eliminated. 


“With significant new breakthroughs such as synchronous technology for 2D, 4GD and NX Realize Shape, we are offering our customers unprecedented design flexibility while significantly increasing their product development productivity. And by leveraging our successful Active Workspace solution, we are enhancing the high definition user experience that helps our customers make smarter decisions that result in better products,” said Jim Rusk, senior vice president, Product Engineering Software, Siemens PLM Software. 

The 4GD technology enhances design productivity for massive assemblies while the NX Realize Shape software makes it easier to integrate design to product development with its freeform design feature. 

4GD is ideal for accelerating complex largescale products design involving millions of components. With the Active Workspace 2.0, teams can easily find relevant information – parts, tasks, workflows, requirements and specifications – even from multiple external data sources, Siemens said.

The new NX Realize Shape is ideal for products with highly stylised shapes or complex surfaces. Siemens said: “It is the industry’s only solution that seamlessly integrates the most advanced, easy-to-use, flexible tools for performing freeform design, with a leading CAD/CAM/CAE software package.” This freeform feature is ideal of a wide variety of consumer products where product development can be shortened by eliminating multiple steps because there’s no need for another separate freeform tool for design and engineering development. 

Siemens said the NX 9 offers other enhancements, such as the NX CAE tools for thermal simulation, and new capabilities in NX for manufacturing for every aspect of CAE, CAD and CAM. All these are included to improve the product development lifecycle across different industry applications. 

The NX 9 is available immediately. 


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