Our core products NX CAD CAM


The most powerful, flexible, and innovative product development solution in the industry

NX for Design
Core products NX CAM


Complete solution for part manufacturing, from machine tool programming, post-processing to machining simulation.

NX for Manufacturing
Core products Simcenter 3D


Unified, scalable, open and extensible environment for 3D CAE with connections to design, 1D simulation, test, and data management.


Why invest in NX through Applied CAx?


Our team of mechanical engineers use NX, CAD, PLM and FEA programs every day. Our engineers work with companies large and small across the nation, and understand firsthand the opportunities — and challenges — with PDM-PLM.

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Siemens NX delivers a robust set of new tools and significant enhancements to existing functionality. The goal is to help you design, test, and manufacture your products quickly and with fewer errors than ever before. In NX, several tasks that previously required tedious manual rework are now automated. With convergent modeling, you can use facet geometry and solid/surface geometry in a single model. Simcenter 3D replaces NX CAE and now powers all Siemens PLM Software simulation functionality, which is also enhanced and expanded in this release. NX for Manufacturing improves productivity with tools like robotics machining and hybrid additive manufacturing, which enable you to produce completely new parts with better performance, while delivering significant cost savings.


Benefits for Design

  • Import scanned 3D data as facets with convergent modeling
  • Easily create prototypes with improved 3D printing support
  • Design features the way they are machined with swept volume
  • More control, easier changes, and better access to information in sketching
  • Streamline concept design with NX Realize Shape and NX Layout
  • Automatically convert drawing objects to 3D PMI objects
  • Reduce drawing checking time with drawing compare
  • More realistic visualization and rendering with Lightworks Iray+
  • Easily take advantage of point cloud data by accessing it directly, rather than re-creating
  • Improve flexibility by managing NX in the cloud

Benefits for Simulation

  • Predict product performance with Simcenter 3D, now powering all Siemens simulation capabilities
  • Easily create simulation reports in Microsoft Word format using a library of customizable templates
  • Simulate interior and exterior acoustic analysis with Simcenter 3D acoustics modeling and simulation
  • Efficiently model and simulate sections for cyclic and rotated geometry
  • Understand how manufacturing processes affect structural integrity
  • Predict the ultimate load capacity of systems made from composites with new material models
  • Co-simulate mechanisms with controls models designed in LMS Imagine.Lab Amesim
  • Simulate vehicle behavior when performing maneuvers with different road surface conditions
  • Quickly create fluid domain geometry from assembly FEM (AFEM) models
  • Increase the visibility of simulation results to the broader organization with enhanced JT support of CAE data

Benefits for Manufacturing

  • Boost productivity and increase accuracy on the shop floor with new robotic machining in NX CAM
  • Create new classes of metal parts by combining additive and CNC machining in a single environment
  • Use scanned cloud data of the physical plant to design/modify production lines in Line Designer
  • Machine high-quality molds and dies with cutting strategies optimized for each region of the part
  • Reduce programming time of prismatic parts by 60 percent with new hole making capabilities
  • Precisely control complex 5-axis machining with new visualization capabilities
  • Create complete work instructions as you program the job
  • Deliver NC work packages under revision control from NX CAM to the shop floor using DNC Connect
  • Accelerate CMM inspection by three times with new high-speed measurement cycles
  • Easily manage BOMs of mold/die assemblies using new flexible spreadsheet display