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Factory design

Discover a new level of collaboration with a toolset that enables a complete machine and plant design workflow, providing the highest design quality in the shortest time possible.

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NX for virtual factory acceptance tests

Learn how to leverage the comprehensive digital twin, virtual commissioning for industrial machinery and the virtual factory with a 3D CAD solution.

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Factory layout, line design and optimization

Create, simulate, visualize and optimize 3D factory designs faster to improve factory logistics and material flow operations before full-volume production.

Designers are planning and virtually simulating the smart factories of the future through digitalized processes. The virtual factory is created in 3D with layout and optimization tools, allowing us to design, layout and configure the factory environment and optimize factory operations. By allowing facility planning and line design teams to see the outcome of plans virtually, you can avoid costly expenses and wasted resources that occur when problems are discovered in actual, physical facilities.

During factory line design and planning, the impact of equipment placement and access is difficult to realize using conventional factory layout tools. Understanding the throughput of individual lines of the factory is critical for manufacturers, as is understanding how material moves throughout the facility. Inefficiency can ripple throughout the factory and its production systems if you don't have the ability to optimize the factory layout based on the data obtained during the planning and analysis phases of production engineering.

With NX solutions, you can quickly design and visualize production line layouts and associate them with manufacturing planning. You can easily optimize the process by specifying each production step down to managing a single manufacturing resource, such as a robot or fixture.

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Digital twin software's impact on manufacturing

Learn how machine builders use digital twin software to adapt to the latest trends in the manufacturing industry, such as consumer-driven customization, smart machines, hyperautomation, global competition and new business models.

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