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CAD for industry

Automotive 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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Optimize your automotive product design and accelerate your workflows with a next-generation solution.

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Next-generation design for automotive

Learn how to address the automotive industry trends of vehicle light-weighting, electric and self-driving cars with a next-generation design CAD solution.

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Faster, more efficient automotive design

Leverage a full suite of automotive design tools that work within a fully integrated product development system from concept design through to manufacturing.

We closely partner with automotive companies to produce automotive-specific design tools that incorporate industry best practices.


Use visual tools to gather data, organize information and present it in the context of the 3D product model to inform effectively and accelerate decision making. Automotive design entails hundreds of decisions that rely on up-to-date information, NX supports you.

With HD3D, product development engineers and designers can access 3D data in all aspects of their decision making. This includes issue tracking, part dependencies, reporting, analytics and product validation. All these critical steps in the design process now have access to 3D data. This gives engineers the ability to find and fix problems fast. Information is not limited to CAD data. Engineers can also access information, such as product costing or which supplier manufactures the part.

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Productivity in auto design

Gain the power and flexibility to improve component and assembly design productivity.

Designers select the most appropriate tools and methods for every task, using any combination of 2D and 3D, solid modeling, curve and surface design, parametric feature-based modeling, template-based design, modular design, subdivision modeling and direct modeling functions. For styled body or interior surfaces, your design team can use powerful curve, surface and freeform modeling tools to develop and refine Class A surfaces more quickly.

NX enables you to protect your legacy data. Our latest versions of NX provide compatibility with design data from older versions. And with NX, you have a single environment for doing CAD, CAM and CAE. This can provide significant efficiency and transparency to your design tasks and processes.

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Interior, powertrain and multidisciplinary design

Get intelligent, special-purpose tools that use industry standards and process knowledge to automate packaging tasks and certify designs for compliance with industry and regulatory standards. Interior design is a key differentiator for new car buyers—use NX to meet the demands.

Achieve key powertrain design objectives for performance, economy, durability and responsiveness. Comprehensive component and assembly modeling capabilities accelerate design and increase productivity in powertrain design.

Products today are increasingly complex, with many—if not most—reliant on integrated electronics. NX unites electrical, mechanical and control systems in a trustworthy multidisciplinary platform. By cross-probing, designers of wiring diagrams and harness configurations can work together closely to prevent costly and time-consuming rework due to errors.

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Case study

Oracle Red Bull Racing

Siemens Software-Lösungen helfen Oracle Red Bull Racing, Effizienz, Konsistenz und Kosteneffizienz zu erzielen
Case Study

Siemens Software-Lösungen helfen Oracle Red Bull Racing, Effizienz, Konsistenz und Kosteneffizienz zu erzielen

Firma:Oracle Red Bull Racing

Branche:Automobil und Transport

Standort:Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

Siemens Software:NX, SES (formerly Vistagy), Teamcenter