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CAD for industry

Aerospace design and development

We work in close partnership with companies within specific industries to produce industry-specific design tools. Incorporating best practices, we help you find new ways to improve product performance and design.

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Digitally transform your company and create a digital twin of aerospace products with software solutions for product design, manufacturing and simulation.

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Design powerful aero structures with NX

Create more design iterations in less time, bringing a better product to market faster.

Aero structure designers are facing ever-increasing technical, supply chain and regulatory challenges, while at the same time, the airline industry continues to escalate demand.

With integrated tools to go from concept to detailed design to analysis to manufacturing and beyond, NX can help you better meet or exceed the demand pressure from the airlines by accelerating design productivity.

Increase productivity in aerospace

Get true design flexibility by mixing solid modeling and surface modeling into a single environment, allowing you the power and flexibility you need to get the job done.

Aerospace companies need to win business in an increasingly competitive environment, both locally and globally. This requires proving your ability to meet target dates and costs in production while delivering products that meet customer requirements. Increasing demand in some sectors, such as commercial aircraft, drives a need for higher productivity levels.

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Reduce rework

Do not compromise on design. With the power of parametric modeling along with the freedom of direct modeling in a single environment, you can create more natural and simplified designs by selecting and dragging features in real time. You can add constraints wherever and whenever you want, but they're not required.

This flexibility enables users to work with geometry regardless of origin, supporting supply chain strategies where data can come from various CAD systems. There is no need to plan for reuse or understand the intricate details of how the model was originally designed.

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Capture CAD data and create reusable design elements

Rapidly capture and create reusable design elements while participating in everyday design processes, with NX product template studio. Capturing knowledge and getting it into a digital product development environment is crucial for realizing the large rewards of knowledge reuse.

For templates, simplicity is the key to successful creation, adoption and longer-term usage. The user experience, both in terms of authoring and consumption, must be effortless.

At the same time, templates must be underpinned by a robust framework that allows them to comprehend and communicate with all the relevant disciplines necessary to the design. When using product templates from the NX Reuse Library, you can automate much more than design modeling. You can automate and standardize engineering processes by incorporating product and manufacturing information, drawings, motion analysis, structural and other finite element analysis (FEA) simulations, and validation checking into the templates.

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Generative design and advanced composites for aerospace

Develop the next generation of lightweight aerospace and defense products with new technology advances in generative design and composite design.

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Case study

Bye Aerospace

Digital twin

Firma:Bye Aerospace

Standort:United States

Produkt:Electric planes


Siemens Software:Simcenter, Capital, NX

Die Vision von morgen:Accelerate airworthiness certification