Siemens PLM Software

NX 8 CAE

5 / 5 3 reviews


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3 Reviews
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  • 3 / 5
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  • 3.5 / 5
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About NX 8 CAE

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


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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
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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.

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It is a useful software in mechanical engineering

Mar 30, 2018
5/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
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Likelihood to Recommend: 10.0/10 Not
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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.

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