CIMdata explores NX capabilities for generative design, such as topology optimization and convergent modeling for lighter and stronger products.
Deliver greater innovation and higher quality at a lower cost. With NX 3D product design software, you can interchangeably use the most productive modeling approaches—from explicit solid and surface modeling to parametric and direct modeling and facet-based modeling.
Leverage the NX personal assistant that uses artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to track and learn from user actions. This feature predicts the NX commands you will likely use next based on the context of what you are currently doing. It then presents those commands on a compact adaptive user interface (UI) panel. For example, if you're doing something in sheet metal, it knows that a certain sequence of commands will be used and will provide them to you.
Perform faceted-based modeling without needing 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. Compared with traditional modeling techniques, Convergent Modeling can be up to ten times faster.
Experience synchronous technology, a collection of simple, direct pull/push tools for editing and creating both 2D and 3D geometry.
Perform fast and intuitive modeling with NX—freely modify 3D geometry without needing to understand how models were constructed using simple push-and-pull methods. For greater versatility, you can use synchronous modeling interchangeably with all other CAD modeling tools—on NX models or geometry from any other source.
Utilize the CAD automation tools in NX to improve the quality of product designs and to increase the speed at which a design is completed.
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. Using Convergent Modeling, equation-driven geometry can be specified using robust 3D plotting tools in Maple and then associatively incorporated into NX designs for further refinement.
Maple can easily handle algebraic math, differential and integral calculus, differential equations, linear algebra and much more. You’ll have complete control over the smoothness or resolution of equation-driven geometry created by Maple. Also, the intellectual property defined by Maple worksheets can easily remain managed within Teamcenter
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 allows you to automate the design exploration process.
Reduce costs, increase innovation and boost efficiency in product design by reusing design information and process knowledge.
Accelerate design, standardize product design processes, and maximize the time and cost savings of reuse in NX CAD. You can create templates from existing designs and reuse them for new designs. With simple drag-and-drop tools, quickly and easily create custom interfaces that control design inputs and engineering operations for templates.
With NX Product Templates, you can automate much more than design modeling. Incorporate product and manufacturing information, drawings, motion analysis, structural simulation and validation checking into the templates to automate and standardize engineering processes.