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NX CAD Updates to Latest Version

Siemens PLM NX has released the newest version of its CAD, CAE and CAM solution. New tools and enhancements help you produce accurate and complete models, sketches, drawings, synchronous modeling and assemblies, So, what`s new? Check out our NX CAD Update courses to find out. We explain the latest advancements, making it easier for you to get your job done. Learning how to make the most of the newest features with NX training created by our subject matter experts.

NX Essentials for Users

The NX Essentials class is a great starting point for designers, engineers, and programmers with no NX training or experience. This course teaches you how to efficiently create, edit, assemble, and detail feature-based solid designs using parametric modeling practices and associative assembly and drafting techniques. New User Express teaches how to effectively use the basic tools necessary to create feature-based solid designs. With the aid of pre-established part files from a variety of industries, you quickly gain the confidence to further explore many options within the NX menus to achieve your required design intent. Once you are comfortable creating and editing solid models, you learn the basics of assemblies. You also learn to detail your designs using the Drafting application. The NX Essentials I (New User) training course is built and used by our instructors teaching in the classroom, a value of 40-hours worth of training.

NX Basics & User Interface

This course provides you with the essentials every new NX user needs to get started with NX. Whether you intend to use NX for design, drafting, manufacturing, or just to view models, this course introduces the key elements of the interface including the Ribbon Bar and Resource Bar. You will also learn how to define a role in order to optimize the interface.

NX Working with Parts

This course teaches you how to create and work with part files in NX. This includes tools to create new parts, open existing parts, or translate data from other CAD models. You will learn several basic operations such as the best ways to display, select and manage objects as well as how to use indispensable tools such as the Work Coordinate System and Constructor dialogs. You will be introduced to the concept of feature-based solid modeling and will learn about primitives, boolean operations, datum features and expressions. This course is designed to teach you the basics of NX that will become second nature as you develop your NX skills.

NX Modeling

The NX Basic Modeling course teaches you how to efficiently create and edit feature-based solid designs using parametric modeling practices. You will learn how to create associative curves and key design features, ranging from sweeping features like Extrude and Revolve. You learn how to detail a model by adding draft, blends and chamfers, and to perform operations like creating a shell and trimming or thickening a body. Finally, you learn how to copy features to create patterns, edit features and display important information about the model.

NX Assemblies

The NX Basic Assemblies course is intended to teach you how to build and maintain assemblies. The course starts with basic assembly topics (terminology, structure, preferences, the Assemblies application, the Assembly Navigator, and reference sets). You’ll learn when to use the bottom-up assembly method, and when to use the top-down method. Upon completion of this course, you`ll be equipped to work with assemblies in NX.

NX Drafting

The Basic Drafting course is designed to help you effectively communicate your design intent. This course begins by focusing on the drafting essentials: drawing creation, editing drawings, borders, drawing views, section views, section lines, and image insertion. Separate units will also focus on dimensions (dimension types, dimension creation, dimension associativity); ordinates (terminology, ordinate creation, ordinate editing); and annotations (annotation editor, annotation creation, appended text). After your training, you’ll be able to put your new drafting knowledge to the test by completing our Drafting Workshop projects.

NX Synchronous Modeling

When CAD geometry is imported into NX from other systems, it typically consists of non- parametric bodies. There are various philosophies regarding how subsequent modifications are to be made. The geometry can be 'converted' to parametric data by recreating the part features, using the imported body as a reference, but this is very time- consuming and is not much different than designing from scratch. An alternative method is to use Synchronous Modeling tools, The commands in this application allow organized design modifications to be made to non- parametric bodies (or even to parametric data, if necessary). Faces can be moved, deleted, offset, re-blended, etc., and adjacent body faces react to those changes. If History Mode is active, these operations are chronologically added to the Part Navigator, and can be subsequently edited, If History-Free mode is active, the Synchronous Modeling commands still have the same functionality, but are not 'recorded' in the Navigator (and thus cannot be edited). This course covers the creation and editing of Synchronous Modeling features to modify existing solid models, both parametric and non- parametric. The course provides a good understanding of how and when to apply Synchronous Modeling to existing CAD data.

NX Visualization Essentials

he NX Visualization Essentials is intended to provide you with the basics of digital image rendering in order to create photo-realistic images, adding visual impact to presentations and proposals. In addition to learning the basic of how to activate the True Studio tools feature and navigate the interface, you'll understand how to work with materials, use scenes lighting and shadows, as well as apply decals. Upon completion of this course, you'll be able to create powerful photo-realistic effects.