Immersive Design Review in Virtual Reality With NX

Virtual Reality is not widely known for design. Rather, you hear about Virtual Reality in terms of video gaming or other entertainment-like avenues. We would like to change that mindset – at least for all of us NX users. We are pleased to announce that in our latest release of NX 12.0.2, immersive design review with virtual reality became a reality in the CAD space. This opens up a whole new world….

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One Button Click.pngOriginally shown to the public one year ago, virtual reality in NX allows users to review their design from a whole new perspective. Allowing them to interact with parts, modify, measure, section parts, and ultimately see the digital twin in its full scale. You have a direct connection to the NX session with no data export. One button click is all it takes to get into the virtual world. Pretty cool stuff!

A few months ago, beta users for the latest release of NX were able to try VR and give their opinions. Take a look below for some of their thoughts.


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Virtual Reality Design Review takes the realism of your designs to a whole new level with an integrated, immersive 3D environment for inspection and design reviews.With a single button click to VR, you will have a streamlined workflow giving you a much better understanding and communication of digital twin with an immersive 3D environment by your side. This will mean fewer analysis cycles, with a faster product to the market.

This is the ultimate intuitive user experience. Don’t miss out! We will have more updates on some exciting new developments in this space… perhaps you’ll need to grab a friend.Be sure to subscribe to our blog and stay tuned.

Bonus: See how Hackrod uses VR to design

Technical Details: 

  • VR kits currently supported are HTC Vive and Vive Pro

  • Requires both –

    • VR-capable laptop or workstation

    • VR-ready graphics card

  • Check with AMD or NVIDIA for a list of VR-ready graphics cards

  • Configuration must also be NX-certified for support

  • Steam and SteamVR software must be installed

If you’re unsure if your VR kit is compatible, you can always check here for a compatibility check. 

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