Product development programs are challenged to shorten design cycles, reduce development costs, improve productivity and increase product quality. Leading companies pursue these objectives by actively adopting reuse strategies.
Our comprehensive comprehensive knowledge reuse solutions support these strategies, enabling your company to accelerate product designs and drive cost reduction. Our solutions maximize the value of your product knowledge by helping you leverage it again and again.
NX for Design
Meet higher cost-cutting targets and faster time-to-market deadlines by facilitating knowledge reuse.
3D Search Engine
NX is fully integrated with the Geolus Shape Search engine, which rapidly finds parts similar to a given example based on its geometry. Search by shape enables users to find all candidate parts, no matter how they are named. The part you want is quite often the part name you do not know. Early in the design cycle, coarse parts can be used to find released parts that can either be used as is, or modified to suit.
This is always faster than starting from scratch and perpetuates company practices, for example plate thickness or hole grouping. Shape Search results appear in seconds. The Geolus Shape Search integration reduces your company’s part development costs and supports best practices that eliminate part proliferation.
Many engineered designs begin with fundamental calculations – sometimes sizing a design for strength or durability, or calculating performance targets for a design. These kind of calculations potentially happen long before any CAD geometry is created. Alternately, during 3D modeling, certain parameters within a design may be driven using engineering calculations.
For both of these scenarios, NX Maple is a powerful tool. NX Maple supports algebraic math, differential and integral calculus, differential equations, and linear algebra. NX and NX Maple can easily exchange variables – either to associatively link a design with its driving calculations, or to extract properties from the NX model for use in further calculations in NX Maple. Either way, the intellectual property defined by NX Maple worksheets can easily remain managed within Teamcenter.
NX Reuse Library
NX gives you a common repository for locating reusable knowledge on an enterprise basis, providing an extensible library of knowledge for reuse at your fingertips: re-usable designs, standard parts, design features, symbols, 2D sections, profiles, curves, shapes, and product templates. You can quickly locate what you need, and drag-and-drop the object into your design.
When using product templates from the Re-Use Library, you can automate much more than design modeling. You can automate and standardize engineering processes by incorporating product and manufacturing information, drawings, motion analysis, structural simulation, and validation checking into templates.
Customization and Programming
NX programming and customization software tools help you extend and tailor solution capabilities to your specific needs and preserve critical knowledge and design intent from the design process, all the way through analysis and manufacturing processes. With these knowledge-driven automation capabilities, which can be employed by product development personnel and application developers, your company can capture, reuse, and consistently apply best practices across product lines.