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CAD interoperability

Powerful features in NX CAD interoperability allow you to easily share files with suppliers and team members, and transfer data across the Siemens Xcelerator portfolio of products.


Collaborative engineering tools

Digitally transform your business with collaborative engineering tools that allow siloed engineering teams to work together on product designs.

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Master model technology

Improve your efficiency and productivity with master model technology. NX provides a single model definition of the part—usable from part model design and optimization to simulation, NC programming and CNC machining, and quality inspection. For example, if you modify the model in one file, the geometry gets updated in the original 3D model sketch and the model used in simulation, which makes sure you are always working on the current version of the model.

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Translation and migration

Translate different CAD formats with point-to-point data exchange. Translation formats include STEP, IGES, JT, DXF, DWG, OBJ, 3D PDF, IFC, 3MF and STL. We also support specific point-to-point translators for Catia v5, Catia v4, Creo, SolidWorks, Revit, ACIS, Navisworks, Aveva and Inventor.

Migration services are also available: manage the move of an entire program from a previous CAD system into NX. We automate the simulation, and migrate, verify, report 2D and 3D bulk data.

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NX Open

Build new applications, customize applications for specific needs, and support interoperability using our open products approach. Our commitment is to enable the exchange of customer-generated data between systems through open data models and industry standards.         

Teamcenter (PDM) integration

Interact with a broad set of Teamcenter product data management (PDM) and process capabilities inside NX. They provide:

  • A single source of product information to support your complete design-through-manufacturing process
  • Reduced development cycle times for distributed global teams and partners
  • Higher levels of understanding and communication among product teams throughout the supply chain
  • Less time spent by designers and partners finding the right NX data
  • Faster product change and approval processes to enable shorter time-to-market
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Industrial machine design and cloud computing

Learn how our software helps you design the next generation of machines with NX and Siemens Xcelerator Share.

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