By DE Editors
Siemens PLM Software has released NX 8.5, which includes extensive customer-driven enhancements and new capabilities that provide increased flexibility and productivity across product engineering and manufacturing to help reduce time to market, the company says.
“The extensive customer-driven enhancements and new capabilities in NX 8.5 will help our customers further reduce time to market and facilitate smarter decisions that result in better products,” said Jim Rusk, senior vice president, Product Engineering Software, Siemens PLM Software. “By intelligently integrating information and providing customers with a high definition user experience, we are reinforcing our commitment to HD-PLM. NX 8.5 also continues our focus on maximizing customers’ return on their PLM investment. By conducting extensive testing to ensure version compatibility between each new release, we can deliver a future-proof architecture our customers will never outgrow.”
Streamlined workflows and an enhanced user experience help improve productivity, minimize input, and reduce the effort required to accomplish design tasks. In addition, new design commands help shorten design cycle times by up to 30 percent. NX 8.5 also includes new capabilities for feature modeling, sheet metal design, freeform modeling, validation checking and drafting.
New optimization tools such as NX Shape Optimization, suggest specific, detailed improvements to an existing design to reduce stress concentrations. The software also includes improvements in simulation modeling, structural, thermal, flow, motion and multi-physics analyses to help prepare more accurate analysis models faster, and speed solution time by as much as 25 percent.
Siemens has also released a new version of NX Nastran, which further increases the types of solutions that can be performed, along with a number of computational performance and engineering workflow improvements, such as new edge-to-edge glue contact and glue connections.
NX 8.5 includes the full release of Volume Based 2.5D Milling. In addition, new cutting tool library and CAM data management capabilities support faster NC programming and make it easier to access and re-use resource information, and ensure the use of the correct data from NC programming through to machining, the company said.
For more information, visit Siemens PLM Software.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.