Siemens PLM Software has announced the release of NX 7.0 product development software. With NX 7.0, Siemens PLM Software introduces HD3D, an open and intuitive visual environment that assists global product development teams unlock the value of PLM information and enhance their ability to make efficient and effective product decisions.
Additionally, NX 7.0 product development software includes enhancements to synchronous technology that will further accelerate a variety of product development tasks and expand the unmatched ability of NX to effectively work with data from third party CAD applications.
The introduction of HD3D in NX 7.0 product development software is part of Siemens PLM Software’s comprehensive approach to achieving their vision and establishing a new paradigm in visual analytics. HD3D is a visually-rich environment for working with virtually any type of PLM data. This environment will be common across NX and Teamcenter software, Siemens PLM Software’s industry-leading digital lifecycle management portfolio, and its open architecture will also allow for integration with a variety of third-party applications.
Dr. Ken Versprille, PLM Research Director for industry analyst firm CPDA, refers to synchronous technology as, “one of the most important, groundbreaking technical advancements in 3D solid modeling in over twenty years. He commented that NX 7.0 product development software builds on its strong leadership position in modeling flexibility and productivity with further enhancements to synchronous technology aimed at greater efficiency, enhanced reuse of legacy data and expanded interoperability with multiple third party CAD systems.
- Faster geometry creation and editing tools further accelerate a variety of tasks associated with creating and modifying designs. Design intent is applied and preserved at the time of change and reliable editing eliminates update failures and long replay times.
- Powerful new synchronous pattern capability removes the need to understand the original creation approach when working with legacy CAD models and expanded capabilities for cut, copy, paste and mirror further improve productivity. This makes it easier to adapt new designs from older models and saves significant time and expense through improved reuse of design data.
- New “clean-up” tools enable faster and easier editing of models imported from third-party CAD systems. Automatic and semi-automatic blend and chamfer recognition builds and maintains relationships for two of the most common manufacturing features, while automatic and manual healing options along with the ability to merge segmented geometry removes unwanted gaps and fixes mismatched geometry.