An NX Mechatronics 3D concept design for a machine part.

Mechatronic concept design

Take a multidisciplinary approach to machine design that breaks down barriers between electrical, mechanical and automation engineers. We continue to revolutionize the machine design process by helping you design faster with higher quality.


NX Mechatronics Concept Designer customer success

Watch how A.G. Stacker leverages the digital twin with NX Mechatronics Concept Designer.

A rendering of an orange and grey industrial machine designed in NX.

Integrated system engineering approach

Trace customer requirements through to a finished design using systems engineering principles. A functional model provides a common language for mechanical, electrical and automation disciplines to work together in parallel, which helps you deliver designs faster and with fewer integration issues late in your design process.

Open interfaces to other tools

Use the output of Mechatronics Concept Designer to continue to refine designs without the need to remaster the data—this can be done directly by multiple disciplines.

  • Mechanical designers can use concept models in NX for detailed design
  • Electrical designers can use model data to select sensors and actuators
  • Automation designers can use cams and operation sequence information from the model for software development
NX Mechatronic Concept Designer with direct electronic system interface.

Physics-based simulation capability

Quickly create and validate alternative design concepts early in the development cycle, leveraging easy-to-use modeling and simulation in Mechatronics Concept Designer (MCD). Unlike a model-based tool, MCD enables you to see what the design looks like and validate that it works.

While model-centric tools show you the geometry and allow you to model the parts, we go further and enable you to validate that your product works before you build it. The Reuse Library enables this validation, from which you can quickly add data to the functional model. This data includes joints, motion, sensors, actuators, collision behavior and other kinematic and dynamic properties for each component. This allows a physics-based, interactive simulation to verify machine operation, which in turn detects and corrects digital model errors.

NX Mechatronic Concept Designer with system development, three windows show designs of machines and machine parts.

The executive’s guide to digital manufacturing

Learn about the challenges machine shops face in the part manufacturing industry, as well as how to overcome these challenges through digital manufacturing with an integrated solution.

A man in a blue polo clicking a button on a manufacturing machine. The screen is showing a part to be manufactured.
Case study


Leading plant and process automation firm uses Mechatronics Concept Designer to develop flexible packaging machines for the cosmetics industry
Case Study




位置:Esslingen, Germany

Siemens 软件:NX