UGS is poised to release later this month NX3, the latest version of its flagship CAD software that incorporates many new features.
Among the features are a new user interface, incorporation of data and process management, and capabilities for storage of meta data. The latter capability allows engineers to get information about data itself.
Additionally, says UGS, NX3 has capabilities for working with large assemblies and accessing all the information in bills of materials.
Product Marketing Manager Thomas A. Teger says the release supports "lean design," enabling engineers to more easily re-use existing designs without the risk of errors in the entering of data from one system to another.
Design collaboration now includes the entire value chain. From suppliers to customers, purchasing to outside experts, the collaborative design team includes internal and external groups. The design process now stretches across the globe in multiple software formats.
A new high-pressure injection-molding technology produces near-net shape parts with 2-inch-thick walls from high-performance materials like PEEK, PAI, and carbon-filled polymers. Parts show no voids, sinks, or porosity, have more consistent mechanical properties, and are stronger.
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