NX, also known as Unigraphics is an advanced CAD, CAM, CAE application which is owned by Siemens PLM Software. It is commonly used for design, engineering analysis and manufacturing. NX is built on Parasolid and runs on Linux, Microsoft Windows, and MacOS.
On the CAD level UX provides parametric solid modeling, freeform surface modeling, reverse engineering, styling, engineering drawing, PMI, reporting and analysis, knowledge-based engineering, sheet metal design, assembly modeling, routing for wiring and piping. In CAE key functions are stress analysis, kinematics processes, CFD and thermal analysis. As for the CAM level, the main function is numeric control programming.
Solid Edge is a 3D CAD, parametric feature and synchronous technology solid modeling software owned by Siemens AG. It provides solid modeling, assembly modeling and 2D orthographic view functionality for mechanical designers. Solid Edge uses Parasolid kernel.
For users from electrical manufacturing Solid Edge provides integrated electrical design, for mechanical manufacturers of use would be design tools with topology optimization. To add to it, Solid Edge can supply scalable data management capabilities which are built in the program, CNC machining and 3D printing capabilities. Solid Edge portal provides cloud-based collaboration for viewing and sharing CAD-files.
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