NX is one of the world’s most advanced and tightly integrated CAD/CAM/CAE product development solution. Spanning the entire range of product development, NX delivers immense value to enterprises of all sizes. It simplifies complex product designs, thus speeding up the process of introducing products to the market.

The NX software integrates knowledge-based principles, industrial design, geometric modeling, advanced analysis, graphic simulation, and concurrent engineering. The software has powerful hybrid modeling capabilities by integrating constraint-based feature modeling and explicit geometric modeling. In addition to modeling standard geometry parts, it allows the user to design complex free-form shapes such as airfoils and manifolds. It also merges solid and surface modeling techniques into one powerful tool set.

This self-guiding tutorial provides a step-by-step approach for users to learn NX 10. It is intended for those with no previous experience with NX. However, users of previous versions of NX may also find this tutorial useful for them to learn the new user interfaces and functions. The user will be guided from starting an NX 10 session to creating models and designs that have various applications. Each chapter has components explained with the help of various dialog boxes and screen images. These components are later used in the assembly modeling, machining and finite element analysis. The files of components are also available online to download and use. We first released the tutorial for Unigraphics 18 and later updated for NX 2 followed by the updates for NX 3, NX 5, NX 7 and NX 9. This write-up further updates to NX 10.

Our previous efforts to prepare the NX self-guiding tutorial were funded by the National Science Foundation’s Advanced Technological Education Program and by the Partners of the Advancement of Collaborative Engineering Education (PACE) program.


Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

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Intelligent Systems Center



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Publication Date

01 Jan 2016