Mechanical Routed System Design
Reduce time to market with mechanical routed system design tools
NX provides mechanical routed system design tools and example libraries for tubing, piping, conduit and raceways. Mechanical routed system models are fully associative to NX assemblies to facilitate design changes. Automated bills of material and bend reports provide information for subsystem manufacturing. Time to market is greatly reduced by eliminating the need to take physical measurements before starting the design of the routed subsystem.
NX for Design
Mechanical Routed System Design is made up of powerful features that allow you to build a custom solution. Read more about these features below.
2D & 3D Piping Design
You can begin by creating a 2D schematic diagram defining the logical connections between devices, then build a 3D model of the system assembly that is driven by the schematic. Path creation tools assist you in defining paths and constraining the mechanical system to adjacent components. You can quickly define runs and spool subsections to reference in the 2D schematic, manufacturing drawings and other documentation.
NX includes a part library that uses intelligent algorithms to automatically select components based on run characteristics and ensures proper attachment to the assembly. Template assemblies enable you to place auxiliary components such as valves, flanges and gaskets in a single step.
Design Rule Checking
NX includes design rule checking (DRC) to ensure that your routed systems designs adhere to standard design practices. The expandable rule set includes checks for minimum bend radius, minimum length, connection compatibility, flow direction, and other characteristics. The rules checks can be run concurrently or on-demand, and NX warns you immediately when rule violations are detected. The rules-driven path planning and routing capabilities improve quality and eliminate errors.
Pipe Design Documentation
NX capabilities for fluid and mechanical systems routing helps you prepare all the documentation you need for manufacturing. The software automates the process of calculating cut lengths, numbering parts and stock, creating bills of materials and bend reports, and producing manufacturing drawings.