Bring high-quality products to market faster with NX CAD

NX CAD is a comprehensive design software that provides powerful tools for designing, modeling and simulating complex products and systems.

Create innovative products with precision, efficiency and reliability

NX CAD helps companies streamline product development processes, reduce time-to-market, improve product quality and increase innovation while minimizing costs—ultimately enhancing competitiveness and driving business growth.

Unlock your engineering team’s potential with NX CAD

  • 01 Design with robust modeling tools

    Create digital models of products or components using NX CAD’s robust modeling tools. Sketch 2D profiles and shapes, which then extrude, revolve or sweep to create 3D geometry. Alternatively, import existing CAD files or use pre-built templates to kickstart the design process.

  • 02 Access advanced modeling

    NX CAD offers advanced modeling features such as parametric modeling, surface modeling and synchronous technology. This allows engineers to create complex geometries and shapes with precision and flexibility.

  • 03 Utilize large assembly modeling and multiple components

    Assemble multiple components or parts into a complete product or system using NX CAD’s assembly design tools. Define relationships and constraints between components, simulate movement and interactions and perform interference checks to ensure proper fit and function.

  • 04 Manage complex assemblies with ease

    Efficiently manage, create and manipulate complex assemblies involving thousands to tens-of-thousands of individual parts. NX CAD offers several powerful features specifically designed to manage and facilitate the design of large assemblies.

  • 05 Perform simulations and analysis

    NX CAD includes simulation and analysis capabilities for evaluating product performance, behavior and reliability. Perform structural analysis, thermal analysis, motion analysis and more—to validate designs and optimize product performance.

  • 06 Enable documentation and drafting

    NX CAD enables engineers to create detailed drawings, schematics and documentation for manufacturing and assembly. They can generate 2D drawings from 3D models, annotate dimensions, add tolerances and produce bill of materials (BOM) to communicate design intent effectively.

  • 07 Improve workflow integration and collaboration

    NX CAD integrates with other software tools and systems used in the product development lifecycle, such as product lifecycle management (PLM) systems and CAM software. This integration facilitates data exchange, collaboration between teams and seamless workflow automation.

  • 08 Boost customization and extensibility

    NX CAD provides customization options for tailoring the software to specific business needs and workflows. Engineers can create custom features, macros, scripts and plugins to automate repetitive tasks, enhance productivity and address unique design challenges.

  • 09 Prepare models for manufacturing processes

    NX CAD supports the preparation of digital models for manufacturing processes such as CNC machining, additive manufacturing and sheet metal fabrication. Engineers can generate toolpaths, define machining operations and optimize designs for manufacturing efficiency.

NX CAD is best-in-class CAD software

awards given by recent G2 ratings
more growth over alternative CAD software adoption
efficiency achievable by understanding workflows

The advanced capabilities you need

  • Collaboration and data management

    NX CAD supports collaboration through integration with PLM systems. This enables efficient data exchange, version control and workflow automation throughout the product development lifecycle.
  • Data exchange formats

    NX CAD supports a wide range of file formats for importing and exporting CAD data, including STEP, IGES, JT, DXF, DWG and more.
  • Modeling tools

    The NX CAD suite of modeling tools creates 3D solid models, surfaces, assemblies and drawings. Its tools include parametric, direct, synchronous and surface modeling, as well as feature-based modeling capabilities.
  • Simulation and analysis

    Integrated simulation and analysis capabilities enable your team to evaluate product performance, behavior and reliability. NX CAD includes FEA, CFD, thermal and motion analysis and multiphysics simulations.
  • CAM integration

    Seamlessly integrate with CAM software to generate toolpaths, defining machining operations and prepare designs for manufacturing. Streamline the transition from design to manufacturing and ensure design intent is preserved.
  • Customization and automation

    The software is tailored to specific workflows and preferences. It is able to create custom features, macros, scripts and plugins using programming languages such as C++, Python and NX Open API.

Client success is our success

It’s time to unleash your potential

Reach out to the team at Applied CAx to learn how our solutions can make your company’s goals achievable.


Our experts are not only advocates for NX CAD, they use it every day. We are here to answer any questions you might have. Here are some of the most common.
  • What are the pricing and licensing options for NX CAD?
    Pricing and licensing vary based on several factors, including your needs, user base size and required functionalities. Some perpetual licenses, subscriptions and options are available to students and educators. Reach out for a customized quote.
  • What file formats can NX CAD import?
    Standard CAD Formats: STEP, STEP 242, IGES, JT, AutoCAD DWG and DXF, Parasolid (x_t, x_b)

    Optional CAD integrations: CATIA V4 and V5, SolidWorks, Inventor, Creo, Solid Edge

    Mesh Formats: STL, OBJ, 3MF

    Others: Adobe PDF, VRML
  • What file formats can NX CAD export?
    Standard CAD Formats: STEP, STEP 242, IGES, JT, DWG and DXF, Parasolid (x_t, x_b)

    Mesh Formats: STL, OBJ, 3MF

    Image and Documentation Formats: CGM for technical illustrations, JPEG and PNG for images, PDF for documents and presentations

    Others: VRML, Excel files
  • How does NX CAD handle large assembly design?
    NX CAD makes it easy to handle complex and large assemblies with tools and features like partial loading, lightweight representation, layer control, search and filtering tools, memory optimization, high-performance graphics, wave technology and modular design.
  • Can NX CAD handle version control and data management?
    NX CAD ensures the integrity and traceability of design data throughout the product development lifecycle. It includes Teamcenter integration, check-in and out mechanisms, revision and configuration management, access controls, process automation and shared workspaces.