until now, we have been working with NX3 for CAD and I-DEAS for CAE since our feeling was that not all the functionalities of I-DEAS we use were implemented in NX.
Now that we are moving to NX5 we wonder if this version is already capable to replace succesfully the I-DEAS simulation features we use:
- Meshing: Full element library, RBE's, Section meshing, Meshing Assistants, Manual Meshing, Coordinate systems transformations...
- Boundary conditions: On geometry, on FE entities...
- Modal and response analysis.
- Universal file exportation for inter-operation with MSC Marc.
If somebody has experienced the evolution from I-DEAS CAE to NX I'd like to know about.
"cmpsl" wrote in message news:email@example.com... > > until now, we have been working with NX3 for CAD and I-DEAS for CAE > since our feeling was that not all the functionalities of I-DEAS we use > were implemented in NX. > > Now that we are moving to NX5 we wonder if this version is already > capable to replace succesfully the I-DEAS simulation features we use: Why are you not moving to NX 7.5? It has been available since April of last year and addresses most all of the remaining CAE issues with respect to moving from SDRC provided analysis solutions. -- John R. Baker, P.E. Product 'Evangelist' Product Design Solutions Siemens PLM Software Inc. Industry Sector John.R.Baker@siemens.com
"cmpsl" wrote in message news:firstname.lastname@example.org... > > We'd like a lot to move to the latest version. However, we have to use > NX5 in order to supply CAD models to our main customer. And they want > them with complete operations tree. > > Could I know what the CAE issues are? May be they are not important to > us. I'm not part of the CAE group and am not sure who from that group follows this thread, but you might be able to contact GTAC and speak with one of their CAE people and perhaps they can answer your questions about the status of your issues. -- John R. Baker, P.E. Product 'Evangelist' Product Design Solutions Siemens PLM Software Inc. Industry Sector John.R.Baker@siemens.com
We, too, have been migrating from I-DEAS to NX. I've been following the CAE roadmap since the SDRC/EDS/UGS transition in 2001. From what I've seen and experienced, NX5 was the first real leap in CAE. It incorporated much if not most of the I-DEAS CAE ability. However, we've been using NX6 for a while now and cannot remember specifics between NX5 and NX6 (or NX7.X).
Also if NX5 doesn't have what you need, you can still use NX Nastran to cover most any gap. You should have NX Nastran already as an I-DEAS CAE customer.
Larry Carpenter, P.E. CAxPLM Architect @ Siemens Molecular Imaging Past Board Member @ PLM World, Inc,
Dear José, I use NX CAE since version NX3 & 4, and in fact, NX5 Advanced Simulation was a real enhancement compared with previous versions in terms of CAE Finite Element Analysis, you can prescribe loads & BCs on geometry, first version to include manual meshing, RBE2, etc.. but still missing a lot features compare with I-Deas.
I strongly suggest to instal the last version of NX 7.5, in terms of Finite Element Analysis is the best I had managed till now, very professional & powerful, full support of NX Nastran, complete Finite Element Library, lots of enhancements, and more important, extremely easy to use. NX7.5 really overpass I-deas.
If you need to have a site using NX5, no problem, install NX7.5 as well and you can do the modelling & drafting job in NX5 and FEA in NX7.5.
FEA is a critical task, then you need professional tools, and in my opinion NX7.5 fulfill all the requirements.