4GD – More Power for Collaborative Design

By JerrySarfati

NX 9 improves the design of large-scale products and projects with 4th Generation Design (4GD), a new design and data management paradigm that enables versatile and efficient methods for design in context and design collaboration.


4GD allows Siemens customers to provide an engineering context to massive amounts of data for large-scale projects.It is currently available for the Shipbuilding industry.

The component-based 4GD approach enables concurrent design in multiple configurations, and is scalable to products with millions of components.


Do you see benefits of 4GD for other industries?



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