Introducing NX8

By JerrySarfati

Today, Siemens PLM is proud to announce NX 8.  The latest release of our fully integrated computer-aided design, manufacturing, and engineering analysis (CAD/CAM/CAE) solution.

Enhancements to NX include:

  • Product design includes more powerful and efficient modeling, drafting and validation solutions along with expanded HD3D support for better design decisions.  New “part modules” technology simplifies modeling and editing of complex designs, allowing users to subdivide designs into functional elements that support concurrent development by multiple designers. 

  • NX CAM enhancements for machinery and heavy equipment extend existing CAD/CAM, programming automation, and integrated machine tool simulation capabilities with new automated, context-specific functions to simplify the generation of smart tool paths for prismatic parts.

  • NX 8 for simulation offers new solutions for optimization and multi-physics analysis. along with new methods for analyzing complex assemblies. Enhancements to NX Nastran include improvements in nonlinear and dynamic analysis, as well as increases in computational performance and modeling ease-of-use. The new and existing functionalityin NX CAE helps reduce the time spent preparing and solving analysis models by up to 70 percent when compared to traditional CAE tools.


I’ll be blogging from the announcement event at PLM Connection Europe in Linz, Austria.  Come back to this blog to see more during the week.

NX 8 is available immediately. For more detailed information on all the new functionality in NX 8, please visit .


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