Siemens PLM Software
presents the latest release of NX software, the company’s fully integrated computer-aided design, manufacturing and engineering analysis (CAD/CAM/CAE) solution.
The latest version, NX 8.5 includes extensive customer-driven enhancements and new capabilities that provide increased flexibility and productivity across product engineering and manufacturing to help reduce time to market and build better products. NX 8.5 builds on Siemens PLM Software’s HD-PLM vision, which was established to help companies make smarter decisions more efficiently and with a higher level of confidence.
NX 8.5 for Design
NX 8.5 delivers a wide range of new and enhanced design functionality to help improve efficiency and reduce design time. Streamlined workflows and an enhanced user experience help improve productivity, minimise input, and reduce the effort required to accomplish design tasks.
New design commands in the latest version help shorten design cycle times by up to 30%. NX 8.5 also includes new capabilities for feature modelling, sheet metal design, freeform modelling, validation checking and drafting. The software continues to leverage Siemens PLM Software’s synchronous technology that combines the speed and flexibility of direct modelling with the precise control of dimension driven design to provide designers and engineers a better way to create and edit designs.
NX 8.5 for Simulation
NX 8.5 includes new simulation enhancements that help development teams more efficiently engineer products. In addition to new optimisation tools such as NX Shape Optimization, NX 8.5 also includes improvements in simulation modelling, structural, thermal, flow, motion and multi-physics analyses to help prepare more accurate analysis models faster, and speed up solution time by as much as 25%.
NX 8.5 for Simulation also includes the new version of the widely used NX Nastran software, a premier FEA solver for computational performance, accuracy, reliability and scalability.
NX 8.5 for Manufacturing
NX 8.5 includes the full release of Volume Based 2.5D Milling as well as new functions to support and automate multi-part and multi-stage machining. These new NX 8.5 CAM functions are particularly relevant to the type of parts commonly found in the machinery industry.
The highly automated quality inspection programming capability offered by NX CMM Inspection Programming has been added to NX 8.5 with measurement results analysis and display inside of NX. NX CMM extends the value of NX as a single, wide-ranging solution for manufacturing engineering.
New cutting tool library and CAM data management capabilities also support faster NC programming and make it easier to access and re-use resource information, and ensure the use of the correct data from NC programming through to machining.