Siemens Digital Industries Software reports that the latest version of its NX™ software is now available. The software now includes capabilities that allow companies to use a rules and knowledge-based approach to Model Based Definition, which builds in best practices and leverages artificial intelligence to significantly improve productivity.
NX Model Based Definition provides a rich set of data that defines a variety of characteristics beyond size and shape to enable a truly comprehensive digital twin, states the company. By including non-geometric data within the CAD model, engineers can now produce a complete digital definition of a product in an annotated and organised manner, creating alignment throughout the production process, from design to production through validation.
Said to be a first to the industry, Siemens’ NX Model Based Definition reportedly answers many of the challenges companies face when digitalising the design process and transitioning from 2D to 3D. According to Siemens, in trying to replicate a drawing-based workflow in the context of 3D CAD design, many companies are ending up with a 3D drawing, which does not have the tools to capture the true business intelligence needed to take advantage of the digital twin and digital thread.
By using NX Model Based Definition, designers and engineers can automatically create and reuse data, adding more intelligence to the model, and subsequently leverage the data to inform other products and decisions, thus moving to a model-based enterprise. The company notes that avoiding the manual process of data validation and correction can help enterprises leverage their designs in a new and innovative way, enhancing productivity across the business.
After reviewing the technology, Tom Gill, Senior Consultant at CIMData commented, “I’ve been in the CAD/PLM game my entire career, over thirty-five years. Rarely have I been as impressed by a big leap forward as we saw today.”
He added, “Siemens continues to innovate and reimagine CAD design in a way that truly looks to the future of design.”