|Developer(s)||Siemens PLM Software|
|Stable release||NX 9.0 / October 14, 2013|
|Operating system||Mac OS, Unix-like, Windows XP or later (x86/x64)|
It is used, among other tasks, for:
- Design (parametric and direct solid/surface modelling)
- Engineering analysis (static, dynamic, electro-magnetic, thermal, using the Finite Element Method, and fluid using the finite volume method).
- Manufacturing finished design by using included machining modules.
1969: UNIAPT was released by a software company then called United Computing, UNIAPT was one of the world's first end-user CAM products.
1973: The company purchased the Automated Drafting and Machining (ADAM) software code from MCS in 1973. The code became a foundation for a product called UNI-GRAPHICS, later sold commercially as Unigraphics in 1975.
1976 McDonnell Douglas Aircraft buys United Computing.
1983: UniSolids V1.0 was released, marking the industry's first true interactive Solid Modeling software offering.
1992: Over 21,000 seats of Unigraphics are being used worldwide.
1996: Unigraphics V11.0 is released. Added Industrial Design and Modeling enhancements including Bridge Surface, Curvature Analysis for Curve and Surfaces, Face Blends, Variable Offset Surface, etc. In the area of Assembly Modeling the new capabilities included Component Filters, Faceted Representations, Clearance Analysis between multiple Components, etc. Also this release included a fully integrated Spreadsheet linked to Feature-Based Modeling.
2002 First release of the new "Next Generation" version of Unigraphics and I-deas, called NX. This will eventually bring the functionality and capabilities of both Unigraphics and I-DEAS together into a single consolidated product.
2011 Release of NX8 on October 17-2011
2013 Release of NX9 (x64 only) on October 14-2013
- Design (Computer aided design)
- Parametric Solid modeling (feature based and direct modeling)
- Freeform surface modelling, Class A surfaces.
- Reverse engineering
- Styling and Computer-aided industrial design
- Engineering drawing (Drafting)
- Product and manufacturing information (PMI)
- Reporting and Analytics, Verification and validation
- Knowledge Reuse including Knowledge-based engineering
- Sheet metal design
- Assembly modelling and Digital mockup
- Routing for Electrical wiring and Mechanical Piping
- Simulation (Computer-aided engineering)
- Manufacturing (Computer-aided manufacturing)
- Numerical control (NC) programming
Supported operating systems and platforms
NX uses Parasolid for its Geometric modeling kernel and D-Cubed as Associative engine for sketcher and assembly constraints as well as using JT (visualization format) for lightweight data and Multi-CAD.
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- Media related to NX (Unigraphics) screenshots at Wikimedia Commons
- Category:Screenshots of NX (Unigraphics)
- Siemens NX - Q&A : SiemensNX.com (not an official site from Siemens PLM)
- Official website
- NX on YouTube
- NX CAM on YouTube
- Siemens PLM blog
- PLM World Unigraphics and SDRC Museums