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Automotive Design
Faster, more efficient automotive design

Changing consumer preferences and regulatory pressures are forcing automotive companies to find new ways to improve vehicle performance and design. These pressures profoundly impact the design and engineering processes.

NX provides a full suite of design tools that work within a fully integrated product development system from concept design through manufacturing. Siemens has worked in close partnership with automotive companies for many years to produce automotive-specific design tools that incorporates industry best practices.
NX for Design

Workflow Based Solutions

Automotive Design is made up of powerful features that allow you to build a custom solution. Read more about these features below.
Collaboration

Automotive design entails hundreds of decisions that rely on up-to-date information. With NX, you can use visual tools to gather data, organize information and present it in the context of the 3D product model to better inform and accelerate decision making.

With HD3D, product development engineers and designers have access to 3D data in all aspects of their decision making. This includes issue tracking, part dependencies, reporting, analytics and product validation. All these critical steps in design process now have access to 3D data. This gives engineers the ability to find and fix problems fast. Information is not limited to CAD data.
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Engineers can also access information such as product costing or which supplier is manufacturing the part.
Design Productivity

With NX designers have the power and flexibility to improve productivity in component and assembly design.
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Designers select the most appropriate tools and methods for every task, using any combination of 2D and 3D, solid modeling, curve and surface design, parametric feature-based modeling, template-based design, modular design, subdivision modeling and direct modeling functions. For styled body or interior surfaces, your design team can use powerful curve, surface and freeform modeling tools to more quickly develop and refine Class A surfaces.

NX enables you to protect your legacy data. Our latest versions of NX provide compatibility to design data from older versions. And with NX, you have a single environment for doing CAD, CAM and CAE. This can provide significant efficiency and transparency to your design tasks and processes.
Interior, Powertrain, Multidisciplinary

Interior design is a key differentiator for new car buyers. For automotive mechanical and occupancy packaging, NX offers intelligent special-purpose tools that use industry standards and process knowledge to automate packaging tasks and certify designs for compliance with industry and regulatory standards.
Achieve key powertrain design objectives for performance, economy, durability and responsiveness. Comprehensive component and assembly modeling capabilities accelerates design and increases productivity in powertrain design.

Products today are increasingly complex with many, if not most, reliant on integrated electronics. NX unites electrical, mechanical and control systems in the only true multidisciplinary platform available in the market today. 
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By cross-probing, designers of wiring diagrams and harness configurations can work closely together to prevent costly and time-consuming rework due to errors.