Founder(s): Siemens PLM Softwares
Founded: Oct 1973
Type Of Software: CAD, CAM & CAE
Nature Of Business: Commercial
Headquarters: Granite Parkway, Plano, TX, U.S.
Area Served: Worldwide
Industry Type: Mechanical, Electrical & Electronics
NX, formerly known as "UG". In 2000 Unigraphics purchased SDRC I-DEAS and began an effort to integrate aspects of both software packages into a single product when became Unigraphics NX or usually just NX, is an advanced high-end CAD/CAM/CAE, since 2007 owned by Siemens PLM Software. It is used, among other tasks, for Design (parametric and direct solid/surface modelling), Engineering analysis (static; dynamic; electro-magnetic; thermal, using the finite element method; and fluid, using the finite volume method), Manufacturing finished design by using included machining modules. NX is a direct competitor to CATIA, Creo, Autodesk Inventor, and SolidWorks.