Siemens PLM Software, a division of Siemens Industry Automation
Division and a leading global provider of product lifecycle
management (PLM) software and services, today announced Version 6
of NX™ software is now available to Siemens customers
“NX 6 promises to do two things. First, the work done to integrate Siemens PLM Software’s synchronous technology should bring on-stream an incredibly powerful way of working that’s unlike anything on the market today,” said Al Dean, editor, DEVELOP3D Magazine. “When you consider background in knowledge-based design, automation, and complete process coverage, the addition of synchronous technology to NX software should make it an even more compelling solution. The second promising area in NX 6 is the addition of new levels of intelligence to the simulation environment and that’s something on every users mind at the moment – how to use simulation more effectively and more efficiently.”
For design, NX 6 features Design Freedom powered by the breakthrough synchronous technology delivering up to a 100 times faster design experience than ever before. Synchronous technology combines with the existing NX capabilities so data does not need to be translated or rebuilt. This combines parametric and history-free approaches to speed design. NX 6 Design Freedom works naturally within existing user workflows for faster adoption.
For simulation, NX 6 delivers more than 350 user-driven enhancements encompassing 10 different applications for pervasive lifecycle simulation. NX 6 Advanced Simulation directly leverages Design Freedom powered by synchronous technology to enable the rapid evaluation of design modifications based on geometry from any CAD system. NX 6 combines unique 3-D geometry editing, automated abstraction and FE meshing tools with in-depth bottom-up finite element (FE) modeling and meshing tools. The new assembly capability for FE models enables engineers to integrate the separate simulation modeling efforts of distributed teams, such as suppliers and global design/analysis teams. NX 6 advanced simulation handles the most demanding CAE challenges, providing a 30 percent reduction in physical prototypes.
In addition, the NX 6 CAE user interface and FE modeling options leverage “skins” to look like NASTRAN®, ANSYS®, ABAQUS® or LS-DYNA®.
Customers with ongoing maintenance contracts can now download NX 6 with synchronous technology at no extra charge at http://support.ugs.com/. For more information, visit www.siemens.com/nx
Date: July 29, 2008