NX CAD and CAE Community Wrap Up

By Amy Reyes

Exciting new posts are continually added to the NX CAD and CAE communities. Here are the highlights you may have missed from the past two weeks in the NX Design and Simulation forums. This week’s wrap up from Siemens PLM contains a new NX Quick Tips video, a future Mars rover mission, case studies, and more!


NX Quick Tips: Expressions and Attribute Templates
Learn how to use expressions with attribute templates, a more advanced topic from the latest NX Quick Tips video!

Mars 2020 Rover Builds Off of Curiosity, Extends Research
As the Curiosity rover celebrated the second anniversary of its Mars landing, NASA announced their plans for the new Mars 2020 rover.

Rapid Prototyping Using 3D Printing On the Rise
More companies are turning to 3D printingfor prototypes early in the concept design stage as a cost-effective way to identify issues virtual prototypes might miss with handheld products that require tactile feedback.

NX Case Study: FUNCOSA
“I have never found a project that could not be addressed using NX,” says Victor Fernández, director of process engineering at FUNCOSA.


History-Rich Luxury Liner Sets Scene of the 2014 NX CAE & Test Symposium
The Queen Mary first sailed nearly eight decades ago, but today she remains a symbol of grandeur and opulence. Attendees of the 2014 NX CAE & Test Symposium will have the opportunity to see the Queen Mary during a tour that’s part of the two-daylong symposium on October 22-23.

NX Case Study: Graham Packaging Company
Graham Packaging Company saved six weeks of testing with just one week of simulation using NX CAE. This was just one of many bottom line-boosting benefits realized with the addition of NX software.

Simulate the Real World Using Multiphysics
Product behavior in the real world is influenced simultaneously by multiple domains of physics, making multiphysics analysis a growing necessity for computer-aided engineering (CAE).

The NX Design and Simulation  communities offer great resources like how-to videos and articles, as well as troubleshooting tips direct from users like you. Register today—it’s free to join and there is no subscription fee!

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