The 1926 release of NX includes some fantastic updates to the Sketch Environment.  There are aspects of the old sketcher that could be tedious and time-consuming; the new Sketch was developed to eliminate those aspects. It also offers a number of new tools and some changes to the layout. 


In this video, Applied CAx Application Engineer Devin Croswell walks us through some of the new tools and updates to the new sketch solver in NX 1926.

Welcome to the next video in a series on what's new in the NX continuous release program. NX is the most productive modeling environment of any system out there.

In this video we’re going to cover what's new in PMI, such as a new PMI compare tool. This is a great visual tool to compare changes to your parts overtime. There is a fully integrated interactive comparison in the HD 3D tool set. With this you can reduce manufacturing errors from design changes and dramatically reduce the amount of time it takes to check differences in PMI. In a managed mode you can review two revisions, and in native mode, you can review two parts that are from the same part.

As well we’ll show that PMI preferences have been updated. Now it’s more consistent with some of the other preferences that we see in NX. It’s been reorganized with a dynamic search capability so it makes it easier to find things. As well we go over Renew PMI, which will update PMI to the latest version of the NX code.

In this webinar we look at keeping the ‘rapid’ in your rapid prototyping. By looking at some crucial additive manufacturing tips & tricks, we show how to boost your key business advantages by embracing or improving additive manufacturing in your operations, whether you’re just getting started or well down the road of 3DP.

We start by giving light-weighting and topology optimization methods for creating the cleanest design files possible for 3DP-AM, with a special focus on texturing and latticing tools. We’ll then get hands on with our in-house operations using the Carbon M2 for prototyping and small batch production. We work with many different CAD methods & files every day and we share the tips & tricks we’ve developed in our approach. We also profile our old time-consuming approaching of exporting & importing across applications, and then compare it to our new workflow.

Then we dive into some live demos and you can root for something to go wrong as we show in real-time how we get things done!

We held this webinar on Feb. 19, 2020

NX is no longer identified by a release number and will only be referred to as NX. There will be no NX13, so catch up on all the details in this handy video explaining NX Continuous Release.

Siemens PLM customers in the Continuous Release main channel will see functional improvements every six months with monthly updates to fix issues. This approach will deliver innovation faster. The updates themselves are smaller. You no longer have a large jump between major releases, or worse, doubling or tripling up on the upgrade by skipping one or two major versions to get your company “current."

How do adopters of PMI interact with companies that aren’t able to open or view parts with PMI?

How does an enterprise-level company adopt a new CAD technology while maintaining backwards compatibility with suppliers, yet still reap the benefits without micromanaging their supply chain?

It’s a difficult juggling exercise, but as adoption of new CAD technology takes place within an enterprise, there are often growing pains. Different segments of supply and resource chains adopt the technologies at different levels of urgency and commitment. Vendors and suppliers do not always have the same resources or technological approaches as an intrepid enterprise-level company. These differences risk creating friction points that diminish the efficiency improvements afforded by your technology upgrades.

By using model-based approaches, companies can simplify their approaches to file management with fewer files; companies can spend less time fine-tuning drawing layouts for visibility; companies can also start to use PMI with downstream products and applications to reap benefits far beyond what happens in CAD (automated CMM programming, simplified PLM, data-driven approaches).

On June 21, 2019, Siemens PLM released NX 1863, the first major update to NX in the new “Continuous Release” paradigm. NX 1847 was the first in the NX continuous release series, followed by monthly releases (1851, 1855, 1859).

Our CAD guru and NX instructor Matt Martin has prepared a handy 10-page PDF on how to install updates for NX Continuous Releases to walk you through the steps.

Questions it answers include:

  • What version should I download?
  • Are the older versions of NX still around?
  • Where do I find stuff that is release independent like the Machinery Library?
  • How do I obtain a copy of NX 10 for instance?
  • Is it recommended to install a new version of NX for testing on a client machine currently being used for production with NX 1847 Series installed?

In this video our NX Guru Elizabeth Davis explains how to use the new NX Open Reporter tool available for the most recent version of NX 1847, AKA NX Continuous Release.

With each new NX release, there are almost always some changes to the NX Open API. So if you are currently developing or using NX Open, it is important to know how these changes may effect your code and if there is any rework necessary.

When the recorder tool is run it will evaluate your automation files and return a report. The report is a CSV file with the information needed to identify the specific line of code effected, what's changed in the API, and why. The tool can be run before updating NX so the potential issues can be addressed ahead of time.

If you are currently developing or using NX Open, it is important to know how these changes may affect your code and if there is any rework necessary. The tool is available for download from the Siemens PLM download server through the global technical access center (GTAC).

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