Product Lifecycle Management Australasia (PLMA) has announced the availability of NX with native support for Mac OS X on 64-bit Intel-based Macs. The full computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) functionality of Siemens PLM NX® now includes the Mac in its list of supported operating environments.
“We are elated to include the Mac to the comprehensive list of operating environments supported by our NX CAD/CAM applications,” said Dennis Colusso, Director PLMA. “This addition increases the flexibility of NX, providing customers with the freedom to choose from one of industry’s broadest range of supported operating systems.”
NX is used to design and manufacture innovative and sophisticated products. Its is widely accepted in the global manufacturing industry due in part to its ability to support a wide range of operating environments – including Windows ®, UNIX® and Linux – in a heterogeneous or single operating system deployment.
The Mac OS X version of NX includes all of the software’s robust CAD and CAM functionality, as well as support for Siemens PLM Software’s Teamcenter® platform through rich client capabilities embedded in NX and the thin client based on Apple’s Safari web browser. As a result, NX for Mac OS X can leverage all the capabilities of Teamcenter, the world’s most widely used PLM portfolio, including its ability to support a multi-platform CAD strategy.
“It’s pretty clear that more and more people are demanding that their primary software tools are available on their operating system of choice,” Said Al Deran, Editor in Chief, DEVELOP3D website.