FUTURE READY WITH DIGITALIZATION
An integrated design, simulation and digital manufacturing system for additive manufacturing
Additive manufacturing is enabling companies to reshape everything for optimal performance at a reduced cost. NX provides integrated software applications for additive manufacturing that allow you to quickly reimagine products, retool manufacturing and rethink business models. The streamlined, digitalized process from design model to printed part eliminates the need to translate and remodel parts between applications. With new, revolutionary additive manufacturing technologies you can create breakthrough products and transform your business.
Improving product design and manufacturing productivity is imperative in today’s competitive marketplace. As the complexity of products have increased substantially, so have the complexity of parts which must be manufactured. The ability to effectively and efficiently design and manufacture these parts is no simple task.
The ‘manufacturability’ of a part drastically impacts production costs. Rework leads to more scrap product and, of course, potential significant cost overruns. This rework not only costs time and money, but it ‘costs’ manpower and can directly limit innovative thinking.
The later in the product cycle that a problem is found, the more expensive the resulting design change will be. Similarly, design changes made during the build and design testing phase cost money and resources. Addressing issues at an early stage allows one to reduce rework by avoiding late design changes, and enables more standardization.
To address this challenge, manufacturers need to:
- Validate upstream manufacturability, identifying design areas that are difficult, expensive or impossible to manufacture
- Automate and formalize the design review process for manufacturability
- Provide a mechanism for best practice knowledge capture and re-use for continuous improvement
- Reduce rework cost
Industry-leading 3D design software
Solid Edge design software uses synchronous technology to help you accelerate product design, make revisions faster, and improve design data re-use.
With faster 2D drafting, best-in-class sheet metal design, flexible part and assembly modeling, built-in photo-realistic rendering, and unmatched mobility, Solid Edge helps you design better.
Next Generation Product Design Software
Synchronous Technology for Fast, Flexible Design
Advanced Sheet Metal Design
Assembly Creation and Management
Faster 2D Drawing Production
Beautiful Photo-realistic Rendering
Unmatched Design Mobility
NX 11 for Design: Transform Product Engineering
Simcenter 3D for Simulation
NX 11 for Manufacturing: Digitalize Production
Simcenter 3D delivers a unified, scalable, open and extensible environment for 3D CAE with connections to design, 1D simulation, test, and data management. Simcenter 3D speeds the simulation process by combining best-in-class geometry editing, associative simulation modeling and multi-discipline solutions embedded with industry expertise. Fast and accurate solvers power structural, acoustics, flow, thermal, motion, and composites analyses, as well as optimization and multi-physics simulation.
Simcenter 3D is available as a standalone simulation environment. It is also available completely integrated with NX delivering a seamless CAD/CAE experience.
Design and Requirements Validation
Automated Design Validation Software
NX Check-Mate automates design checking, making validation a continuous, proactive process rather than an afterthought. It includes an extensive library of hundreds of standard checks in modeling, drafting, product and manufacturing information (PMI), geometry, routing, welding and other applications. With an authoring tool, you can create your own custom checking functions. The design validation is continuous and automatic, and notifies you immediately when designs fail to comply with standards, best practices, or critical functional and engineering requirements.
Design Data Management and Simulation Management
A single product design data management environment for mechanical, electronic, software and simulation tools and data
If you’re like most manufacturers, your design engineers work in different locations using a variety of mechanical computer-aided design (MCAD), electronic CAD (ECAD), software development, and simulation tools from multiple vendors. Even if you’re using your MCAD system’s product data management (PDM) software, it is also a challenge to see how a product’s parts and components work together when they are designed in separate tools. Add the complex interaction of integrated mechanical, electronics and software components, and creating a complete product design becomes a greater challenge.
Teamcenter takes PDM to a whole new level. Teamcenter provides cross-domain design data management through integrations with the MCAD, ECAD, software development, and simulation tools and processes your design teams use every day. You can manage, find, share and re-use multi-domain data across geographically distributed design centers through a single, secure source of product design and simulation data. You can understand the complex relationships and dependencies between requirements and all the subsystems and design domains across all the possible configurations of the product, even as changes are introduced. You can also create assemblies from parts generated by multiple suppliers that involve complex interactions of subsystems, then prepare and validate the readiness of the design and bill of materials for fabrication, assembly and test.
By integrating your current multi-domain design tools with Teamcenter, you can transform otherwise disconnected tools and processes into a single, cross-domain design data management environment that enables you to lower costs, improve quality, and increase design productivity.