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Convergent Modeling: New modeling paradigm in Siemens PLM’s NX 11 converges facets, surfaces, solids

In its recently launched NX 11 product engineering software, Siemens PLM introduced a new modeling paradigm it calls Convergent Modeling. This new technology “greatly simplifies the ability to work with geometry consisting of a combination of facets, surfaces and solids, without the need for time-consuming data conversion,” the company says. Billed by Siemens as first-of-its-kind technology, Convergent Modeling is designed to deliver three key benefits: “to help engineers optimize part design for 3D printing, speed up the overall design process, and make reverse engineering a far more common and efficient practice in product design.”

Facet model of knee joint with b-rep surgical guide, modeled in single environment. Source: Siemens PLM

NX 11 also includes multiple enhancements throughout the integrated CAD/CAM/CAE solution suite, such as “next-generation 3D CAE, powered by the recently announced Simcenter 3D software, and improved CAM productivity with tools like robotics machining and hybrid additive manufacturing to help improve productivity.” Continue reading