AVAILABLE NOW! NX Automation Designer and NX Industrial Electrical Design

By Alessandro Cereseto

Boosting engineering productivity with a new level of multidisciplinary collaboration

We are excited to announce that the latest versions of NX Automation Designer and NX Industrial Electrical Design have been released!

NX™ Automation Designer software and NX Industrial Electrical Design software provide a central application for automation and industrial electrical design. The combination enables manufacturers of production systems, faced with an increasing degree of automation and flexibility requirements, to manage design complexity, shorten their development lifecycles, and increase the quality of their designs. Through direct integration with Teamcenter® software for product lifecycle management (PLM) and the rest of the NX design portfolio, the software provides a unified multidisciplinary design environment for production systems engineering. NX Automation Designer and NX Industrial Electrical Design are part of the Xcelerator portfolio of software and services from Siemens Digital Industries Software.

The new release brings you the following benefits:

  • 2D schematic creation enhancements
  • Improved electrical documentation
  • Expanded automation hardware configuration support
  • Improved software generation capabilities
  • Integrated machine tool engineering
  • Engineering efficiency enhancements
  • Simplified library management

Already using NX Automation Designer and NX Industrial Electrical Design? See here what’s new!

Our products enable a wholistic engineering of production systems from mechanical concept through to complete PLC code. Discover a whole new level of collaboration with a toolset that enables a complete machine and plant design workflow, providing the highest level of design quality in the shortest time possible. Automation Designer offers a one-of-a-kind engineering toolset, designed from the ground up to enable controls engineers to complete their work with the highest efficiency, quality and speed possible.

Electrical and automation engineers work on the same backbone, with an integrated data model, saving time and eliminating errors. Directly integrate mechanical engineering data and receive updates, improving collaboration across your organization. Our integrated system also improves the quality of engineering results, while increasing efficiency by combining mechatronic models of existing designs and rule-based engineering to eliminate non-value added work. This, combined with our NX virtual commissioning capabilities, makes the complete process from concept to reality faster than ever before. Learn more about Automation Designer

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