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What does NX stand for????

Experimenter
Experimenter

Hello,

 

I am a design engineer that extensively uses Solidworks. We are now being forced to switch over the NX but I will refuse to extrude a single screw boss unless I know what the meaning of NX is. I must know!!!!!

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Re: What does NX stand for????

Siemens Honored Contributor Siemens Honored Contributor
Siemens Honored Contributor

The meaning of NX: To provide industry leading software solutions that help companies everywhere achieve sustainable competitive advantage by making real the innovations that matter Smiley Happy

 

Oh, you meant the acronym?

Well... we could tell you, but then, you know....

Regards, Ben

Re: What does NX stand for????

Siemens Phenom Siemens Phenom
Siemens Phenom

Welcome to the NX users, hope you enjoy and come to appreciate the change.

 

Officially NX does not stand for anything but the name came from the merging of technology from SDRC I-DEAS with UGS Unigraphics to deliver the "Next Generation" CAD system. 

Steve V

Re: What does NX stand for????

Experimenter
Experimenter

Thank you Steve. My boss will be happy to know I can start work again lol.

Re: What does NX stand for????

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

Hello,

 

Well one thing I need to say,

I have worked with SolidWorks and SolidEdge.

Both are great softwares.

 

But I'm working since 2010 with NX, and this is simply the best software.

 

In the begining you will twist face, but after you will thank your boss.

 

Enjoy,

 

Marcus.

Re: What does NX stand for????

Siemens Phenom Siemens Phenom
Siemens Phenom

The story goes that once the decision was made to take major parts of Ideas and re-implement them as part of UG, that it would be best if we came-up with a new name for the proposed final product and one that did not make any reference to either of the two existing systems, despite that fact that it was being built on the Unigraphics architecture.  So the first thought was to hold a "Name the New Product" contest, however this only lasted for about five minutes.  As the story goes, while a high-ranking executive of the company was explaining why the name change was necessary and maybe even why we needed the contest, he made the statement that after all, what they were trying to do was produce the "Next generation CAD system".  No sooner had the word "Next" come out of his mouth that he and the others in the room immediately latched onto the name "NX".  Not sure if he was ever declared the 'winner' of the contest since in reality it had never been officially announced.  Anyway, that's the way it was explained to me and besides, it makes for a great story.

John R. Baker, P.E. (ret)
EX-Product 'Evangelist'
Irvine, CA

Re: What does NX stand for????

Gears Phenom Gears Phenom
Gears Phenom

...and now, what will the name be, for what won't be NX13?  That is the new mystery.

-Dave
NX 11 | Teamcenter 11 | Windows 8.1

Re: What does NX stand for????

Siemens Phenom Siemens Phenom
Siemens Phenom

@DaveK wrote:

...and now, what will the name be, for what won't be NX13?  That is the new mystery.


NX 1847

Re: What does NX stand for????

Siemens Honored Contributor Siemens Honored Contributor
Siemens Honored Contributor

Shhh, things he does not need to know.jpg

Re: What does NX stand for????

Gears Phenom Gears Phenom
Gears Phenom

This is the second time I have heard "NX 1847", but I thought that was disinformation, but I guess it makes as much sense as NX Smiley Happy

-Dave
NX 11 | Teamcenter 11 | Windows 8.1