You can set the bundles before you start NX (viewer).
Either use the variable: UGS_LICENSE_BUNDLE=
Or the preferred way: in Windows, Start --> Siemens NX 11.0 --> NX Licensing Tools --> License Tool --> Select the appropriate viewer bundle.
Close the menu, and start NX (viewer)
Nothing is free...
Elmhirst Industries, Specializing in Prototype sheet metal stampings and assemblies
Production: NX 12.0.2 / Autoform r8 /WorkNC 2019 r1
PC: Rave Cadbeast: Intel(R) i7-4790K CPU @ 4.GHz /32gb ram /NVIDIA Quadro P2000 on Win10 Pro
That is correct, NX viewer Checks out a sepparate cheaper license. But it is actually a separate license, that needs to be purchased.
If you want a free viewer, you could have a look at JT2Go or XpressReview.
Hope this helps,
NOTE: (unless Siemens fixed it):
Once you use the "License Tool" to set the bundle, the ENV is ignored, unless you delete the registry entry that the license tool uses (you can't just de-select the bundle in the license tool).
Production: NX10.0.3.5 MP16/TC11.2
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