Siemens PLM Software

NX 8 CAE


4 / 5
10 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Computer-aided manufacturing tool that helps industrial designers and part manufacturers with product development and workflow management.


Average Ratings

10 Reviews

  • 4 / 5
    Overall

  • 3 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 3.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
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    Contact Siemens for pricing details.
  • Deployment
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
  • Training
    Documentation
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Siemens PLM Software
  • www.plm.automation.siemens.com/mom/index.shtml

About NX 8 CAE

Conduct all of your simulations from a single environment and eliminate data translation errors.


NX 8 CAE Features

  • 3D Modeling
  • Agent-Based Modeling
  • Continuous Modeling
  • Design Analysis
  • Direct Manipulation
  • Discrete Event Modeling
  • Dynamic Modeling
  • Graphical Modeling
  • Industry Specific Database
  • Monte Carlo Simulation
  • Motion Modeling
  • Presentation Tools
  • Stochastic Modeling
  • Turbulence Modeling

NX 8 CAE Reviews Recently Reviewed!


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Siemens NX8 is a great way to analyze NX CAD models or assemblies for stress and deflection

May 11, 2018
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

1 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 6.0/10 Not
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Pros: NX8 CAE is structured with three files: your Idealized Part, your FEM , and your SIM. The idealized part is nice because it is linked to your CAD part, but it's just a representation of it. You can tune it and remove features without affecting your original part. The FEM contains the mesh, and the SIM contains the loads and constraints. Not all analysis software compartmentalizes everything this way, but I think it's a good job and keeps things organized, which not all software does. Meshing is quite quick compared to other software. Before NX CAE, I was an I-DEAS FEA user, and find it much more modern than that.

Cons: SIM file run times can be a bit slow at times. If a run fails, not much information is given, and you have to sift through a long, cumbersome results file. Establishing contact definition between parts is cumbersome. The graphics and selection functions for loads and constraints could do with better graphics for added clarity.

Overall: Using NX8 CAE allowed me to load and constrain CAD models and assemblies, to know how much stress and deflection the designs were seeing. The Mesher is quick and there many options. Manually defining welds with connector meshes is actually efficient because everything is known and defined by the user, whereas auto weld/connectors may overconstrain a part and produce inaccurate results. Correlation between real-world failures and NX8 CAE was good, so there was confidence in the designs released. It is very thorough, capable software, but the price tag is high and Siemens have to realize that companies like SimSolid are producing equally capable software, for similar applications, at a fraction of the price, hence recommending is about neutral.

A useful FEA tool for structural and mechanical engineering

Jul 10, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 8.0/10 Not
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Pros: It has the most common features and functions for building 3D structural and mechanical models as in other widely used FEM software such as Ansys and SAP2000, but also it offers more options for modeling different contact type, which is suitable for modeling reinforced concrete structures for civil engineers. In the FEA aspect, it also provides different options for applied loads and constraints. Moreover, FEA results obtained from integrating NX and Nastran can be imported into some optimization tools such as Dakota, which enables users to optimize their design efficiently.

Cons: Models created from SolidWorks have some problems to be imported into NX;

License for purchasing this software is always costly;

Constraints applied to structures show ambiguity for different types.

Overall: More selective elements can be used for finite element modeling; A good combination with Dakota for design optimization of novel structures.

NX 8 CAE

Feb 03, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 10.0/10 Not
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Pros: This is the best software for a Design Engineer. If you are a Design or a Mechanical Engineer, this software will take your design to the next level. Is a powerful software to create your CADs. Also, you can use it to simulate your design. For example, stress analysis, heat transfer, etc. Moreover, it helps you to determine the best manufacturing process for your part.

Cons: The downside of the software is that doesn't have enough tutorial for all the feature that this software can you. You need to look at videos or other sources to learn and understand how to do your part. I will add tutorials or videos as a guide.

Overall: Highly recommended for professional engineers. If you are in college, try to learn this software since it will add a valuable skill in your career.

Good Experience

Aug 17, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 9.0/10 Not
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Pros: It offer fast, efficient and flexible product design. It has synchronous technology that allows to take data from other CAD system and integrate it.

Cons: Frankly speaking i didn't find any draw back in my usage only thing i felt is the optimisation issue

Overall: It is the best in its segment provides feature like vechicle modelling which are simply outstanding comparetely.

Good software

Oct 03, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: It organized your files that are shared by multiple users.

Cons: Not that friendly use. Need some getting used to use the system.

Capterra loader

It is a useful software in mechanical engineering

Mar 30, 2018
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

2 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The software allows modeling, simulation and design for many topics in mechanical engineering and others fileds

Cons: It is an expensive software, the technical support is late. This require a previous knowledge for use it.

Powerful features and unique workflow

Apr 11, 2019
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 7.0/10 Not
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Pros: Good overall quality, features and functionality work well. Hybrid environment (part and assembly) is refreshment.

Cons: Different workflow takes some time getting used to. Standard version has limited features and workbenchs

Overall: I took some time to get used to this workflow.

Nx 8 CAE

Jan 18, 2019
3/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

2 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The interface is very easy to use and very intuitive

Cons: Poor quality for 3D printers when you change for STL format

Overall: Is a good start for any company with cad but not the best for 3D printing

make it user friendly

Jan 16, 2019
1/5
Overall

1 / 5
Ease of Use

1 / 5
Features & Functionality

Pros: not much to tell, measuring , .prt .fem .sim

Cons: node association, enable FEM update(again have re associate the nodes -- causing errors).

Overall: Not easy to find the a way to remove errors, complex structure, all options are not available at one location.

Not at all user friendly software.

NX CAE Review

Apr 06, 2017
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Powerful design and analysis tool where design changes can quickly be analyzed all within a native environment