A new NX application ‘NX Mechatronics Concept Designer (MCD) Player’ is released in NX12.0.2. It is a view-only player that allows user to load and play simulation for model created in ‘NX Mechatronics Concept Designer‘. In addition to playing the simulation the signal mapping capability is available to create and edit signal mapping to external Programmable Logic Controller as well as to SIMATIC S7-PLCSIM Advanced, the virtual controller for SIMATIC S7-1500 controller family of Siemens. This enables automation engineers to use the player with existing MCD models for virtual commissioning.
‘NX Mechatronics Concept Designer (MCD) Player’ complements the offering around ‘NX Mechatronics Concept Designer (MCD)’ with main focus on virtual commissioning and on supporting marketing/Presales activities. ‘NX Mechatronics Concept Designer (MCD)’ is an optional module integrated to core CAD of ‘NX’ which provides a unique offering for mechanical, electrical and automation engineers to collaborate by seamlessly integrated engineering workflows starting with conceptual design of machines, collaborative multidisciplinary detailed design, throughout virtual commissioning and lets the user experience the unique PL connection from Digital World to integration with Factory Automation on the shop floor.