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Announcement: Next Major Release of NX Will Not Be 13

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Here's our announcement 


We have already recieved questions surrounding the next release of NX. While we can't reveal full details just yet, we can tell you that the next major release of NX will not be NX 13. In regards to more information on this topic, please be on the lookout for new details on the 13th in the coming months.







Gears Esteemed Contributor

Just guessing, but most software vendors now favor {release year}.{release month} Smiley Wink


I just want to be able to upgrade easer.  Dan 

Valued Contributor

I just wish it was a straight forward update, not a seperate installation.

Gears Phenom
Being able to "roll back", without a complete uninstall, would be nice too, when you get that (rare) new bug, in a mp
Siemens Phenom

Last week I had raised an IR (related to NX12) which is converted to PR. In the resolution mail, it is mentioned that it will be fixed in 'NX version 1847'. So I think @Stefan_Pendl, your guess is correct. But still guessing about '47'. What does it mean? Smiley LOL

Valued Contributor

NX version 1847


year 2018

week 47th


Smiley Wink


This number is absolutely ridiculous. Some commercial director are very crazy...

Gears Esteemed Contributor

1847 is the year that Siemens was founded, so the next release seems to be an anniversary release Smiley Wink

Year 2018 and week 47, as already mentioned, is also a valid interpretation if one looks back at the last few release dates.


Hi @Stefan_Pendl,

NX is a software not a present. For me, Siemens must demostrate to own customer in the next release, what customer need.

Gears Esteemed Contributor

I totally agree that NX is a software, that is why I report problems, when I find some, and I request enhancements, when I see value in an enhancement for other customers.

Enhancements that are only of value for our company are really hard to get implemented without spending big dollars Smiley Wink

Siemens Phenom

@Stefan_Pendl, @cubalibre00,

You might have read this already, but have a look at this blog post:
I know some of you are sceptical, but this give you a good picture.


Kind regards,


Gears Esteemed Contributor

Hi @DennisdeBrouwer,

yes, I have been reading that article Smiley Wink

We have reported 410 ERs over the last few years, 39 have been implemented, 18 are under review, 16 are not planned, 49 are planned or open or unscheduled, 10 have been turned into problem reports and 278 are not yet reviewed.

Some of the not yet reviewed enhancements might have been implemented already or superseded by a better way, but I have not yet had time to check this.

From my point of view Siemens has worked on a reasonable amount of our requested enhancements in the past.


I've found Siemens to be suprisingly responsive to our ERs on the Simcenter side, but less so on the CAD side. I don't know if this is a function of the maturity of the product, the degree of difficulty of the ERs, or the degree to which my CAE/CAD communities have engaged Siemens on the ERs.


Re. the new version number scheme, I suspect they're doing something similar to what Microsoft did with Win10. Going forward, there will just be "NX" and new functionality will arrive in the form of patches.

Gears Legend
I hope with the arrival of the new version naming scheme, the ugly globe logo will disappear. It just looks like a worn out copy of the NASA logo.

it will be like your phone.  there will be no versions, your phone just updates to the new version.  No need to update from one version to the next..... That is the rumor.  Dan

Gears Legend
Naming is one thing. Pricing is another one... I'm thinking about the ability to rent a specific functionality for a certain period... Web-based checking in and out of your licensing and this with a very transparent and attractive pricing policy. Sometimes I would like to make use of e.g. the routing functionality (frame design; bending of tubes...). But the price of the license is making me look at e.g. SolidWorks.
Gears Esteemed Contributor
it will be like your phone. there will be no versions, your phone just updates to the new version. No need to update from one version to the next

So you need to buy a new computer to really get a new release of the software? Phones are not updating for an unlimited number of releases.

I would like to have an update work-flow without excessive testing too, but I think this will not be possible in the short term.


Solid Edge has already annonounced that they are dropping the Solid Edge ST<version> in favor of the Solid Edge 2018.  My assumption would be that NX does the same.


@frank_nx Frank-

I have to agree with you on the NX logo. 


But when it comes to SW, I have to disagree 100%!


You should be looking at Solid Edge since it meets your needs. It's even a bit better from a licensing standpoint and from pure functionalty- SW cant't touch it.

You mentioned the check-in/out of licenses. That is one of the things that SW customer base is hating right now. Solid Edge has cloud-enabled licensing. 


SE comes with XpresRoute for tubing and frame design (structural members) and electrical wire harness is very competitivly priced! (I want to say that it is almost less than maintenance on the NX Routing! :-) )


If you are located in the US, let me know- just send me an email from this system! 

SE even has monthly subscription and right now has some killer pricing!


The NX name will be NX version 1847.


I just want an easer upgrade!!!!

Solution Partner Valued Contributor

@Stefan_Pendl 1847 is not only the year Siemens was founed, the 847 is UGS on your phone's keypad as there are no letters for the 1. Coincidence?