Webinar: What’s new in NX CAD for Students and Educators on June 27, 2024 at 11 AM EDT | 4 PM BST

By Mollie Gladden

Register for What’s new in NX CAD for Students and Educators on June 27, 2024 at 11 AM EDT | 4 PM BST

Are you a student or educator at an academic institution with NX Academic Edition? If you want to learn about the newest features and capabilities in NX CAD for academic, tune into the What’s new in NX CAD for Students and Educators on Thursday, June 2024 at 11 AM EDT | 4 PM BST.

What’s new in NX CAD for Students and Educators highlights:

  • Benefits of using, teaching and learning the newest NX CAD software
  • What’s new in NX CAD
  • How to update your NX Academic version
  • Information about the NX Certification, digital badging and additional student resources

While access to NX Academic Edition is not required to attend, the free NX Student Edition may not include access to the new features highlighted in the webinar. Note the difference between the two NX editions below.

NX Academic Edition

NX Academic Edition has the same features and capabilities as traditional commercial NX CAD/CAM/CAE software, but also includes the functionality to open files from NX Student Edition. It is available to accredited academic institutions such as universities,. technical colleges, trade schools and high schools. The software is intended for classroom training and research projects only.

To learn more about the NX Academic edition, check out the NX Academic Edition fact sheet. If you are an educator interested in becoming part of the Siemens Academic Partner Program and access to free NX Academic Edition licenses for your school, please apply for an Academic partner grant.

NX Student Edition

NX Student Edition is a free NX CAD/CAM/CAE download from Siemens Digital Industries Software available online. It includes comprehensive NX 3D design tools and a full suite of NX CAM programming tools. The NX Student Edition is intended for students and life-long learners to learn NX.

Limitations: It is only available for Windows 64-bit. Watermarks are added to data to prevent NX Student Edition being used for commercial work, and you cannot open files from NX Student Edition in a commercial edition of NX. CAM data is not available for post-processing.

NX Student Day 2024

The annual NX Student Day will return in October 2024. Stay tuned for more information, or check out NX Student Day 2021 and NX Student Day 2023 on demand.

NX Certification

Ready to show off your NX CAD proficiency? You can register for the NX Design Associate exam on the Siemens Xcelerator Academy Exams page. When you pass the exam, you can claim your digital badge from Credly to show off on your LinkedIn.

Not ready to take the exam? You can prepare for the exam and learn NX on Siemens Xcelerator Academy. Students can access Siemens Xcelerator Academy courses for free through verifying their account using SheerID. For more information, check out the Siemens Xcelerator Academy Academic Offerings webpage.

Additional information on NX student resources from Siemens Digital Industries Software can always be found on our website.

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