How to Install NX 12.0.1

February 19, 2018

Affected Software: NX 12.0.0
Scope: Windows 64-Bit

We are pleased to inform you that NX 12.0.1 is now available for download from the Siemens PLM download server. NX12.0.1 is an accumulation of fixes and small enhancements built for installation on top of Windows 64-bit and Linux 64-bit for NX 12.0.0.

Our customers should please note a number of installation factors.

  1. Unlike previous dot release versions, NX 12.0.1 Maintenance Release is a stand alone install which means that there is no need to have 12.0.0 installed prior to installing this MR. This is a significant departure from prior versions.
  2. Depending upon your setup, you may be better served with a complete uninstall of NX 12.0.0 with MP installs, and then install 12.0.1 clean.
  3. Given that  this is a full install, not an upgrade, plan your time accordingly. Our installation took about 45 minutes.
  4. The download zip file for NX 12.0.1 has been split into 3 smaller files using WinZip instead of one large file.

This has been done to make downloading without a download manager more reliable as the download time for each portion is shorter. This is done to avoid network timeout or other issues which result in failed downloads.

Because of this change, you will need to use WinZip or 7-Zip to extract the downloaded files. For NX 12.0.1, there are 3 parts to the .zip file. You will need to download all three parts into the same location and then use WinZip or 7-Zip to begin the extraction on the nx-12.0.1.zip file. Extracting all files from the nx-12.0.1.zip file will extract the files from all 3 parts. You DO NOT need to run WinZIp or 7-Zip against the .z01 and .z02 files. This will be done automatically when extracting the .zip file.

Before getting started, we highly recommend reviewing the Siemens forum thread for this release. Many users have identified small nuances in the installation – someone else’s pain could be your gain!

To find the release package for your platform, click here. A valid WebKey account is required. From the Full Product Download page, enter “nx-12.0.1” (including the quotes) in the search box to see a list of links to the release letter and available release packages.

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