February 11, 2022
Siemens Digital Industries Software launches the latest release of its NX software, part of the Xcelerator portfolio of software and services. The latest release of NX software leverages advanced technologies, such as artificial intelligence (AI) and advanced simulation capabilities, while continuing to invest in productivity and capability enhancements to enable its community of designers, engineers and manufacturers to innovate more quickly, the company reports.
Highlights of the new release of NX software include:
The new NX Topology Optimizer helps to create parts based purely on functional and design space requirements, resulting in editable convergent bodies. Design changes can be quickly made, optimizations and any downstream features updated automatically.
The Design Space Explorer combines design space exploration with generative engineering to help designers automatically optimize a design against multiple objectives. Design engineers define the optimization problem with all parameters, constraints and objectives in place and NX uses Simcenter HEEDS software to conduct multi-objective parameter optimization.
Increased AI and machine learning (ML) in the Selection Prediction and Select Similar commands uses shape recognition to quickly identify geometrically similar components, while the NX Voice Command Assist allows the user to invoke commands, navigate multi-level menus and operations as well as teach the system words or phrases to carry out common tasks.
Lattice structures within NX can now be optimized using Siemens' Simcenter 3D simulation to derive the optimal lattice structure in a singular environment. Part Orientation Optimization brings nesting of parts (and their associated supports) within a machine build area along with integrated cloud-based orientation optimization processes to find the optimal build orientation for reduced thermal distortion.
“With each new release of NX, Siemens is pushing the barriers of what product development systems are capable of,” said Bob Haubrock, senior vice president Product Engineering Software, Siemens Digital Industries Software.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.
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