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Customized user interface


I am not familiar with NX, but is it possible to customize (minimize) the NX user interface/functionality in a way that NX is only to use as a easy to use 2D design tool?


Re: Customized user interface

Siemens Phenom Siemens Phenom
Siemens Phenom

Yes.  NX uses "Roles" to do this and comes with a number of them OOTB from basic to advanced or by industry type.


You can create your own custom Role and set it as a default role or let users be able to select it themselves.  The NX Help Documentation has information on creating a custom Role as as well as info on distributing it to all clients and settign a default. 

Larry Carpenter, P.E.
CAxPLM Architect @ Siemens Molecular Imaging
Past Board Member @ PLM World, Inc,

Re: Customized user interface

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

It might be better to see if the NX "layout" module is a better fit, if all you want is 2D.


My question is "why only 2D"?  The strength of NX is 3D solids modeling.  Why cripple yourself and only use 5-10% of the functionality?



Ken Akerboom Sr CAx Systems Engr, Moog, Inc.
Production: NX10.0.3.5 MP16/TC11.2
I'd rather be e-steamed than e-diseaseled

Re: Customized user interface


Or even get Solid Edge 2D for free!