Yep, very well aware of the Siemens policy that popped up out of nowhere around the NX10 timeframe. John Baker used to post the bitmap images for each major release because the icons were eventually hard coded into the software versus being included with the install as actual .bmp files.
Regardless of what the docs state, it never hurts to ask does it? Where would we be today if users didn't ask for change or improvements with anything NX related?
Besides, we're talking icons here - not the keys to the NX kingdom by any means. This policy change seems to be making a mountain out of a mole hill, to be honest.
John always had to ask for permission to make them available and then it was a time-limited custom download, where one needed to know the exact file name to succeed.
In general everything is copyright protected and commercial software protects every single bit, even if it is part of a bit-map ;-)
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Yes, I used to provide those files, in a manner where they were ONLY accessible by organizations and individuals who had a valid software license. This was done with the approval of the executive responsible for the development of NX and who also happened to be my boss. However, things have changed since then, both in terms of the way certain aspects of the product are now being implemented to say nothing of the fact that neither I nor my former boss are working for Siemens PLM, as we have both retired some time ago.