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NX 12 removes barriers to innovation and empowers engineers to quickly achieve optimal design solutions by utilizing their full creative potential. This release includes hundreds of end-user CAD enhancements that will increase your productivity. One example is the simultaneous display of multiple windows, which greatly improves concurrent working methods.

Users should keep in mind that end of maintenance for NX 10 was November 9th.

Building on major enhancements introduced in NX 11, such as Convergent Modeling, NX 12 delivers refined tools that support the generative design workflow by allowing direct manipulation of scanned or optimized facet geometry. In addition, its close integration with Mentor Graphics Capital unites electrical, mechanical and control systems in a single integrated platform. To support the increasing adoption of additive manufacturing, this release combines advanced tools with traditional modeling methods for designing lightweight parts, reinforcing the new capabilities with custom design validation checkers that ensure manufacturability.

Together, with topology optimization, non-linear solutions, and hundreds of additional enhancements in Simulation and Manufacturing, this new functionality will bolster NX's standing as the design tool of choice. For more info click here for NX 12 features.

Congratulations! Your company has decided that Model Based Definition (MBD) is the way of the future. Moving forward, it’s “easy” to leave behind the drawings and move to an MBD approach by using Product Manufacturing Information (PMI) in NX. But what do you do with all of your current model files without MBD/PMI? Do you create new PMI objects in the model similar to those annotations on your drawings?
 
In this online seminar wel look at Convert to PMI to convert drafting views and objects directly to corresponding model views and PMI objects. While there is no “easy button” to convert your entire product line or database over to MBD/PMI, as you up-revise your parts, you can easily bring them into compliance with new MBD initiatives your company has adopted.
 
As well, if you are a machine shop consuming NX drawings and part files, you can easily Convert to PMI to make programming your parts faster.
 
Check out our video to learn about pitfalls, caveats, and the occasional gotcha when it comes to updating legacy parts with Convert to PMI.

PDF supplement - How to Update Legacy NX Drawings for PMI - NX CAD tips and tricks