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NX Sheet Metal Design

Accelerating design of sheet metal components of any complexity

Benefits Summary
• Intuitive user interface NX™ software, the digital product development solution from Siemens,
results in reduced learning includes a set of state-of-the art tools for designing sheet metal components.
curve Using familiar terminology and workflows, NX Sheet Metal Design provides
• Streamlined workflow the design professional with a complete set of tools to efficiently create and
requires less time for part manage sheet metal parts based on the knowledge of material properties
design and manufacturing processes. NX Sheet Metal Design tools incorporate
material and bending information, enabling the model to represent both the
Features formed component and flattened blank shapes.
• Built-in design intent using a
focused sheet metal The sheet metal design tools
workflow within NX allow companies
• Customer-defined default to apply defaults – based on
values both industry and company
• Intuitive user interface best practices – to the
• Built-in intelligence for values used in the creation
ripping and bend relief of sheet metal parts. For
example, bend radii and
neutral factor values can be
NX delivers a tailored environment set to commonly used values
for sheet metal design, with to encourage re-use and
onscreen controls and modeling save design time.
commands for typical features in
sheet metal components.
Folded and unfolded views
NX Sheet Metal Design includes tools of sheet metal components
for unfolding bends to create can be used in both the
accurate flat patterns for fabrication. 3D environment as well as
downstream in 2D
documentation and for
manufacturing.

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NX Sheet Metal Design

• Allows forming from formed to flat, flat also available to aid in the design of
to formed and formed to formed complex sheet metal parts. Advanced
• Allows direct transmission between NX sheet metal features include general
and Trumpf machines without need for flange and sheet metal bridge, which aid
general translators in the design of curved and nonplanar
• A complete set of bending features flanges. Also included are utilities for
allows for the creation of flanges, bends general flattening and forming of complex
and jogs that can all be unbent and solid models, including sheet metal parts.
rebent, as required. Also included is a These flattening/forming utilities include
new method to generate sheet metal flat pattern, metaform and fabric
parts from a solid which allows users to flattening. Each uses unique algorithms to
quickly design a sheet metal enclosure form a solid part from one state to another,
around it or to generate a flat blank shape that can
• Robust flat pattern and capabilities for then be delivered to manufacturing.
sheet metal validation, such as validating
Features of the NX Sheet Metal Design clearances for bending and punch tools, Packaging and availability
solution include: which aid in manufacturing processes NX straight-brake sheet metal design tools
• A focused workflow tailored specifically are included in all NX Mach Series
to the design of sheet metal parts means With a reduced learning curve and intuitive solutions for design, styling and tooling,
the design intent is built in – the interface, NX Sheet Metal Design enables as well as in the Mach 3 and 4 NC
software automatically accommodates fast and efficient part design. machining products. The advanced sheet
sheet metal production methods. metal and fabric flattener tools are
• Customer-defined values for thickness Advanced sheet metal available as an add-on package for NX
and bend radii enable designers to Advanced Sheet Metal Design tools are Mach Series solutions.
change materials, the thickness value
and/or the neutral factor without
re-creating the part model.
• An intuitive user interface allows
designers to interact more directly with
the model on the screen and less with
dialog boxes. Less switching from mouse
to keyboard saves design time.
• Built-in intelligence allows the system to
automatically rip the material and apply
bend reliefs as needed when features
are added.
• The solution creates flat solid blanks of
components that always reflect the
current state of the 3D model. NX Advanced Sheet Metal Design includes powerful forming and flattening tools for complex shapes.

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