Product lifecycle management (PLM) solution provider Siemens PLM Software, a division of Siemens Industry Automation Division, has announced that a new version of its PLM product is now available.
According to the company, Version 6 of NX provides the power of synchronous technology and advanced simulation functionality. This synchronous technology will offer an enhanced way of working, plus new levels of intelligence to the simulation environment.
The company claimed that NX 6 features Design Freedom that --- powered by the breakthrough synchronous technology -- would deliver up to a 100 times faster design experience than before.
Synchronous technology combines with the existing NX capabilities so data does not need to be translated or rebuilt. This combines parametric and history-free approaches to speed design. NX 6 Design Freedom works naturally within existing user workflows for faster adoption.
The company said that NX 6 delivers more than 350 user-driven enhancements encompassing 10 different applications for pervasive lifecycle simulation.
NX 6 Advanced Simulation directly leverages Design Freedom powered by synchronous technology to enable the rapid evaluation of design modifications based on geometry from any CAD system. NX 6 combines unique 3-D geometry editing, automated abstraction and FE meshing tools with in-depth bottom-up finite element (FE) modeling and meshing tools.
The new assembly capability for FE models enables engineers to integrate the separate simulation modeling efforts of distributed teams, such as suppliers and global design/analysis teams. NX 6 advanced simulation handles the most demanding CAE challenges, providing a 30 percent reduction in physical prototypes.
Huge potential realised
Siemens Industry Automation Division chief executive officer Anton Huber said: "Siemens recognised the huge potential of synchronous technology during the due diligence process of acquiring UGS.
"Knowing that the digital model is at the heart of our shared vision to unify the product and production lifecycles, we have worked together to accelerate this breakthrough in CAD technology. The digital model impacts every phase of the PLM process and is key to delivering innovation faster than ever before. This technology will fundamentally change the way manufacturers design products and enable them to accelerate their innovation process, ultimately driving increases in top line revenue."
Customers with ongoing maintenance contracts can now download NX 6 with synchronous technology at no extra charge at http://support.ugs.com/. For more information, visit www.siemens.com/nx.