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On June 14, 2016, Siemens introduced its new simulation software portfolio called Simcenter. Simcenter powers all of Siemens’ simulation capabilities for predicting product performance.

Simcenter 3D, a new product within the Simcenter portfolio, includes all of the same capabilities that existed in NX CAE, along with many new capabilities. Additionally, Simcenter 3D introduces new solutions and capabilities that were not previously available in NX CAE, such as acoustics, motion tire models, advanced report writing and more. If you are an existing NX CAE user, you will not experience any changes to the user experience or workflows in Simcenter 3D, and all automation routines you may have created will continue to work just as they did before.

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Are your simulation results available quickly enough to impact critical design decisions? Does your company have difficulty performing real-world, multi-disciplinary simulations? Do you experience loss of simulation knowledge and understanding of past engineering decisions?

NX solutions for simulation directly address these challenges through NX CAE, a modern environment that combines best-in-class analysis modeling with multi-discipline simulation and integrated data management, and NX Nastran, a world-class finite element solver known for its strength in structural static and dynamic solutions. NX CAE does not require NX CAD and can be used as a standalone pre/postprocessor with support for multi-CAD geometry. NX CAE provides additional benefits when used in situations where NX CAD is used for design, such as seamless data transfer between the design team and analysis team. NX Nastran, the premier FEA solver for accuracy, performance and reliability can be combined with NX CAE or used on its own in conjunction with third-party preprocessors.

NX for Simulation Advantages

CAE Vision and Heritage
Siemens' vision is to to deliver engineering simulation solutions that drive product performance decisions across the complete product lifecycle. Siemens executes this vision by building upon a simulation heritage which spans over 40 years and encompasses well-known CAE brands like Nastran and SDRC I-deas. Siemens has strengthened and expanded upon the technologies from its long simulation legacy and has brought them together to deliver the next generation of world-class CAE software.

Best-in-Class Analysis Modeling
Create analysis models faster using powerful tools such as direct multi-CAD geometry editing powered by synchronous technology, and a full suite of commands for geometry idealization and meshing.

Seamless Associativity with CAD Geometry
CAE models are associated with the original CAD geometry, and easily update your analysis models whenever the design changes.

Single Environment for Multi-Discipline Simulation and Optimization
Leverage NX CAE's multi-discipline simulation environment to streamline for both individual analysts and CAE workgroups, with solutions for structural, motion, thermal, flow and multiphysics problems.

Out-of-the-Box Integration with Teamcenter
NX CAE seamlessly connects with Teamcenter to enable effortless storage, re-use, and sharing of simulation data, knowledge, and processes with more people throughout your organization.

Focus on System-Level Modeling and Simulation
Efficiently build and manage FE assemblies through a unique, multi-level approach that can allow for multiple instances of the same FE component.

Fast and Powerful Solvers
Solve large models efficiently with the industry's leading finite element solver, NX Nastran.

Open, Multi-Solver Support
Export analysis models and import simulation results for other common finite element solvers including Abaqus, Ansys, LS-Dyna, and MSC Nastran.

NX for Simulation Benefits

Increase Simulation Productivity by up to 70 Percent
Increasing simulation productivity speeds up your entire product development cycle, allowing you to bring your products to market faster. More efficient simulation processes also lead to more innovation, by allowing more design-analysis iterations that can be used to test more design alternatives, and make critical design decisions earlier.

Increase Product Quality
By simulating real-world conditions, you get a clearer understanding of how your product will perform. NX solutions for simulation facilitate easier trade-off analysis across multiple disciplines, allowing you to develop more robust products. Requirements tracking and reporting capabilities allow you to quickly gauge if your product is performing to specification.

Reduce Product Development and Warranty Costs
Faster simulation processes means analysis results are fed back to design earlier, leading to a reduction in costly, late design change orders. Additionally, correlating simulation with physical testing provides more confidence in your analysis, so you reduce costly physical prototypes. And with increased product quality, you save on potential warranty costs.