Progressive Die Design is a highly involved process and this is compounded when it comes to integrating design change.
Al Dean investigates the dedicated suite of tools in NX from Siemens PLM Software which helps overcome the inherent complexity.
Over the past few years much of the coverage about Siemens’ flagship NX system has centred on HD-PLM and Synchronous Technology, and there’s been little written about the product’s long standing roots in the manufacturing industry. Today, NX stands as one of a handful of truly integrated CAD/ CAM systems, which allows an organisation to take data from conceptualisation, through design and engineering and into the business of manufacturing and production with a range of technology for tooling design, NC programming and beyond. In NX 7 the system received a lot of development effort in Progressive Die Design and it’s this that will be the focus of this review.