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NX, formerly known as "UG". In 2000 Unigraphics purchased SDRC I-DEAS and began an effort to integrate the best of both software packages into a single product when became Unigraphics NX or usually just NX, is an advanced high-end CAD/CAM/CAE, since 2007 owned by by Siemens PLM Software. 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. NX is a direct competitor to TopSolid, CATIA, Creo, Autodesk Inventor, and SolidWorks.
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Siemens NX

Siemens NX

NX (Software)
Developer(s) Siemens PLM Software
Initial release October 1973; 43 years ago (1973-10)
Stable release
NX 11.0 / July 29, 2016; 11 months ago (2016-07-29)
Development status active
Operating system Mac OS, Unix-like, Windows XP or later (x86/x64)
Available in multi-language
Type CAD/CAM/CAE/PLM
License proprietary
Website www.plm.automation.siemens.com/en_us/products/nx/index.shtml

NX, formerly known as "UG". In 2000 Unigraphics purchased SDRC I-DEAS and began an effort to integrate the best of both software packages into a single product when became Unigraphics NX or usually just NX, is an advanced high-end CAD/CAM/CAE, since 2007 owned by [1] by Siemens PLM Software.[2]

It is used, among other tasks, for:

NX is a direct competitor to TopSolid, CATIA, Creo, Autodesk Inventor, and SolidWorks.

History

1972: United Computing, Inc. releases UNIAPT, one of the world's first end-user CAM products.

1973: The company purchases 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 Corporation buys United Computing.

1983: UniSolids V1.0 is released, marking the industry's first true interactive Solid Modeling software offering.

1991: During a period of financial difficulties McDonnell Douglas Automation Company (McAuto) sells its commercial services organization, including the Unigraphics organization and product, to EDS which at that time is owned by GM.[3] Unigraphics becomes GM's corporate CAD system.

1992: Over 21,000 seats of Unigraphics are being used worldwide.[4]

1996: Unigraphics V11.0 is released with enhancements in Industrial Design and Modeling including Bridge Surface, Curvature Analysis for Curve and Surfaces, Face Blends, Variable Offset Surface, etc. In the area of Assembly Modeling the new capabilities include Component Filters, Faceted Representations, and Clearance Analysis between multiple Components. A fully integrated Spreadsheet linked to Feature-Based Modeling is also included..

2002 First release of the new "Next Generation" version of Unigraphics and I-DEAS, called NX, beginning the transition to bring the functionality and capabilities of both Unigraphics and I-DEAS together into a single consolidated product.

2007 Introduction of Synchronous Technology in NX 5.[5][6]

2011 Release of NX8 on October 17-2011

2013 Release of NX9 (x64 only) on October 14-2013

Release history

Name/Version Version History Value Release Date
Unigraphics R1 April 1978[7]
Unigraphics R2 July 1978[7]
Unigraphics R3 October 1978[7]
Unigraphics R4 March 1979[7]
Unigraphics D1 December 1979[7]
Unigraphics D2 September 1980[8]
Unigraphics D3.0 April 1982[8]
Unigraphics D4.0 September 1982[8]
Unigraphics II 1.0 August 1983[8]
Unigraphics I D5.0 March 1984[8]
Unigraphics II 2.0 March 1985[8]
Unigraphics I D6.0 August 1985[8]
Unigraphics II 3.0 November 1985[8]
Unigraphics II 4.0 November 1986[9]
Unigraphics II 5.0 October 1987[9]
Unigraphics II 6.0 December 1988[9]
Unigraphics II 7.0 December 1989[9]
Unigraphics 8.0 March 1991[10]
Unigraphics II 9.0 August 1992[10]
Unigraphics 10.3 June 1994[10]
Unigraphics 11.0 January 1996[10]
Unigraphics 12.0 January 1997[10]
Unigraphics 13.0 July 1997[10]
Unigraphics 14 6/22/1998[11]
Unigraphics 15.0 November 1998[10]
Unigraphics 16.0 September 1999[10]
Unigraphics 17.0 October 2000[12]
Unigraphics 18.0 July 2001[12]
Unigraphics NX July 2002[12]
NX 5 4/16/2007[13]
NX 6 5/20/2008[14]
NX 7 5/20/2010[15]
NX 8 10/17/2011[16]
NX 9 10/14/2013[17]
NX 10 12/14/2014
NX 11 09/08/2016[18]

Key functions

Supported operating systems and platforms

NX runs on Linux, Microsoft Windows and Mac OS.

Architecture

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)[26] for lightweight data and Multi-CAD.

See also



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