Siemens adds intelligence-based design to Xcelerator portfolio with latest release of NX

01 March 2022

Siemens Digital Industries Software has launched 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 significant productivity and capability enhancements to enable its community of designers, engineers and manufacturers to innovate more quickly.
“In the latest revision of NX, Siemens Digital Industries Software has smoothly woven topology optimisation design from requirements, through to component generation, additive manufacturing, and final machining by leveraging their convergent modeling and automated model-based definition authoring for PMI generation together with task-based collaboration," said Dr. Ken Versprille, Executive Consultant, CIMdata. “Users will welcome the effortless user interface that guides stakeholders through each step of the process.” 
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 fully editable convergent bodies that would be almost impossible to design and engineer manually. Inevitable design changes can be quickly made, optimisations and any downstream features updated automatically – saving time, effort and maximising reuse of intelligence design and engineering data. 
• 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 optimisation problem with all parameters, constraints, and objectives in place and NX uses Simcenter HEEDS software to conduct multi-objective parameter optimisation, providing the designer immediate set of viable design alternatives to consider that would have otherwise required a simulation specialist.
• Increased artificial intelligence (AI) & machine learning (ML) in the Selection Prediction and Select Similar commands use shape recognition quickly to 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. Ask NX “Have we done something like this before?” and it will carry out a Shape Search using Siemens’s Geolus technology. 
• Lattice structures within NX can now be optimised using Siemens’s Simcenter 3D simulation to derive the optimal lattice structure in a singular environment – eliminating the multiple design analysis steps required traditionally. Elsewhere, Part Orientation Optimization brings nesting of parts (and their associated supports) within a machine build area, along with integrated cloud-based orientation optimisation processes, to find the optimal build orientation for reduced thermal distortion. Siemens continues to deliver advanced capabilities in additive manufacturing that are designed to help its customers optimise their overall design and manufacturing processes.
“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. 
“Our shift to continuous releases of NX is proving incredibly popular with our community – enabling us to deliver industry leading capabilities more quickly than before. This means providing access to new tools and technologies so they can be applied to our customers’ design, engineering and manufacturing challenges to help them overcome them more quickly. We continue to improve the core tools our customers rely on every day, with over 1,200 customer enhancement requests delivered in this release.”
For additional information about the latest release of Siemens' NX, watch the Youtube Premiere event.

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