NX for Design streamlines and accelerates the product development process.

NX for Design

NX CAD is the most powerful, flexible, and innovative product development solution in the industry, NX CAD has the features, performance, and capabilities to help you get product to market faster than ever before.

NX CAD for Design enables Engineering Designs Companies to right products the first time only using more virtual product models and fewer, more costly, physical prototypes. This leads to shorter lead time to the market and hence better profits.

Product Modeling

The increasing complexity of products, development processes, and design teams challenges you to find new tools and methods to deliver greater innovation and higher quality at lower cost. NX product design software from Siemens Digital Industries Software delivers power, efficiency and cost savings that extend beyond the design process to all phases of product development.

2D & 3D CAD Modeling

With the industry’s most powerful and versatile CAD modeling tools, NX enables you to freely use any modeling approach that fits your design challenge and get innovative products to market faster.

Design for Additive Manufacture

Additive manufacturing is changing the way products are designed as well as how they are manufactured.

NX is an integrated platform that meets the unique challenges of designing, optimizing, and building metal and plastic components using the latest additive manufacturing methods.

Breakthrough technology delivers advanced methods for designing lightweight parts, while design validation checkers ensure manufacturability.

NX helps you to deliver lightweight components without compromising on structural integrity. The integrated lattice tool makes it easy to embed lattice structures inside of a solid part or to simply incorporate them as part of an overall design. The lattices are complex geometry represented as facets, which you can then modify and change directly using Convergent Modeling™ technology.

Equation-driven Modeling

Certain functional surfaces and solids are most easily defined using mathematical equations.  Functional examples include optical surfaces, cam profiles, airfoil geometry, and any other geometry for which you can define the math.  Equation-driven geometry can be defined using robust 3D plotting tools in NX Maple and then associatively incorporated into NX designs for further refinement, using Convergent Modeling.

NX Maple can easily handle algebraic math, differential and integral calculus, differential equations, linear algebra, and much more.  You’ll have final control over the smoothness or resolution of equation-driven geometry created by NX Maple.  And the intellectual property defined by NX Maple worksheets can easily remain managed within Teamcenter.

Topology Optimization and Generative Engineering

Create and optimize a new generation of products by taking performance requirements into account from the start. Compressed schedules often force engineers to choose the first feasible design option. By mimicking nature’s evolutionary approach, generative engineering empowers you to identify the best design sooner while reducing the number of iterations needed.

Automated calculations iterate until optimized geometry is achieved. The resulting organic shapes are lightweight and meet all performance requirements. NX also uses HEEDS® multidisciplinary design exploration software to automate the design exploration process.

Convergent Modeling

Convergent modeling technology in NX gives anyone the ability to perform faceted-based modeling without the need for data conversion. By combining facet, surface and solid modeling in a single integrated environment, NX eliminates the need for reverse engineering. Simply model with topology optimization results directly. Convergent Modeling, compared with traditional modeling techniques, is 10 times faster

NX12: Unleash Your Innovation

Building on its legacy of best-in-class customer deployment readiness and data preservation, the latest version of NX12 delivers the next generation of design, simulation and manufacturing solutions that enable companies to realize the value of the digital twin in the end-to-end process.