NX CAD Training – Course Catalog

We offer a variety of Siemens NX CAD Training Courses for your team. Below is our full NX CAD course catalog. Register for a class today or request a customized course via the form.

NX CAD Fundamentals (TR10200)

5 Day Class

This course is designed for students with minimal to no prior CAD experience. It will establish NX competencies for beginners needing a comprehensive understanding of CAD application and related business processes applied on a daily basis, yielding productivity and effective usage.

Students will master NX 3D parametric modeling, assembly structures, and detail drafting application necessary for product and tooling design. The Master Model approach is explored in this class, and the foundation for interpart associativity is revealed in real-life scenarios. Through the NX interface, students will enable roles; customizing NX for user and site-based processes, and are exposed to NX configuration concepts such as templates, preferences, and customer defaults settings.

Course Topics:
• NX User Interface and Gateway application
• Part File Interrogation
• Assembly Modeling
• Sketching
• Feature Modeling and Editing
• Datum Features
• Design Features
• Detail Features
• Synchronous Modeling
• Drafting (Master Model and non-Master Model)

Prerequisites: None

NX for Experienced CAD Users (TR10300)

5 Day Class

This course is for proficient users of other (non-NX) CAD systems. Students will enjoy this course covering all essential areas of NX CAD applications. Regardless of skill levels, students gain insight into NX capabilities, comparable functionality, and state-of-the-art techniques not found in other software products.

This is a fast-paced course in which the student will learn how to create 3D parametric models, sheet and non-analytical modeling elements, multi-faceted assembly structures, and intricate drafting procedures in NX, in addition to the use and bidirectional translation of CAD data.

Course Topics:
• NX User Interface and Gateway application
• Assemblies
• Sketching
• Feature Modeling and Editing
• Datum Features
• Design Features
• Detail Features
• Design in Context
• Synchronous Modeling
• Advanced Curve Modeling
• Surface Modeling
• Drafting
• Data Exchange
• Part File Interrogation

Prerequisites: Experience with 3D Modeling

NX CAD Advanced (TR10250)

4 day class

This course is intended for moderately skilled users of NX CAD that want to increase their capabilities for product design. This course is fast paced and is intended for students who will be characteristically applying advanced NX functionality.

This course focuses on the dynamic modeling techniques that capture design intent in the context of the Master Model. Advanced sketching techniques, inter-part modeling, design intent progressions, free form features, and advanced curve operations are just a few of the topics that constitute the knowledge students will gain. Users completing this course will achieve a proficiency and comprehensive mastery of parametric solid and surface modeling, interdependent assembly structures, and insight into integrating aesthetic elements into 3D models.

Course Topics:
• Data Exchange and Synchronous Modeling
• Advanced Curve Modeling
• Spline Creation and Analysis operations
• Surface Modeling Operations
• Styling Features
• Editing Surface shapes
• Intermediate Sheet Metal
• Design Reuse
• Design in Context
• Assembly

Prerequisites:
• NX CAD Fundamentals (TR10200), NX for Experienced CAD Users (TR10300), or equivalent NX experience

NX for Casual Users (TR10350)

2 Day Class

This course escorts new NX users through the lighter side of state-of-the-art CAD technology without complicated parametrics. Users who reference CAD data routinely will benefit from the data awareness processes and modest CAD techniques.

Students will gain essential skills for identifying CAD data and its status, interrogating models, creating elementary models, navigating assembly structures, and understanding broad-spectrum drafting procedures.

Course Topics:
• Interface and Gateway Application
• Part File Interrogation
• Basic Assemblies
• Basic Feature Modeling and Editing
• Drafting

Prerequisites: None

NX CAD Update (TR10800)

2 OR 3 Day Class (Dependent on Version)

This course, with combinations ranging from the earliest versions of NX to the latest release of NX, is designed to help veteran NX users transition to a later NX software version. This course enables experienced NX users to capitalize on the latest in CAD technology.

Detailed course content varies, depending on the NX software version from which the student is transitioning. Most facets of CAD application are revealed including customization and configuration concepts, Sketching, Synchronous Technology and History Free modeling, premier assembly techniques, capturing aesthetics and rendering, sheet metal modeling, and industry-wide drafting procedures in CAD.

Note that some course topics may not be included, depending on the specific version(s) and the enhancements included in them.

Course Topics:
• Gateway and Visualization
• Sketching
• Feature Modeling
• Assemblies
• Advanced Curve Modeling
• Surface Modeling
• Sheet Metal
• Synchronous Modeling
• Drafting

Prerequisites: None

NX Surface Modeling (TR10265)

3 Day Class

This course is intended for moderately skilled users of NX CAD that want to magnify their capabilities for product design. It is a fast-paced course intended for students who will be characteristically applying advanced NX functionality to achieve non-analytic shapes. It is designed for customers who do not possess the functionality included in the Free Form 2 and Shape Studio licenses such as the Mach 2 and Mach 3 license bundles.

This course will provide the skills to construct robust, dependable free form parts that update reliably and shift smoothly to the manufacturing application. You will learn methods to incorporate free form features into any part, from reverse engineered product models to complex engineering designs. Users completing this course will achieve a proficiency and comprehensive mastery of parametric solid and surface modeling, interdependent assembly structures, and insight into integrating aesthetic elements into 3D models.

Course Topics:
• Free Form Overview
• Advanced Curve Opertions
• Creating and Editing Splines
• Curve Analysis
• Mesh Features
• Surface Operations
• Sweep Features
• Blending
• Visualization and Rendering
• Special/Custom Topics

Prerequisites:
• NX CAD Fundamentals (TR10200) or NX for Experienced CAD Users (TR10300)
• NX CAD Advanced (TR10300)

NX Drafting Essentials (TR10450)

3 Day Class

This course is designed to teach students the proper use of the NX drafting tools. Considering that productivity is a key in every aspect of the NX software implementation, this course addresses most approaches to 2D and 3D drafting processes in practice today. But the course is written for new CAD users and covers the essentials of the interface and the difference between 3D model space and 2D drawing sheet.

Included in numerous implementation processes is the requirement to produce high-quality detail drawings that capture and convey design intent graphically. Most of the high-level NX drafting functionality is covered, even associative dimensions, tables, and Exploded Views.

Course Topics:
• Introduction to NX
• Drawing Prep
• Drawing Sheets and Views
• Legacy Drawings and 2D Drafting
• Drafting Symbols, Dimensions, & Annotations
• Assembly Documentation

Prerequisites: None

NX Drafting Essentials Plus PMI (TR10460)

3 day class

Like Drafting Essentials, this course is designed to teach students the proper use of the NX drafting tools. It addresses most approaches to 2D and 3D drafting processes in practice today and the course is written for new CAD users. The essentials of the interface and the difference between 3D model space and a 2D drawing sheet are clearly explained.
In addition to the high-level NX drafting functionality of associative dimensions, tables, and Exploded Views, PMI is also extensively covered.

Course Topics:
• Introduction to NX
• Drawing Prep
• Drawing Sheets and Views
• Legacy Drawings and 2D Drafting
• Drafting Symbols, Dimensions, & Annotations
• Assembly Documentation
• PMI

Prerequisites: None

NX Industrial Design (TR10275)

4 day class

This course is intended for users who deal with product design focusing on aesthetics and styling rather than fabrication processes. It is designed for customers who possess the functionality included in the Free Form 2 and Shape Studio licenses such as the Mach 2 and Mach 3 license bundles. Despite the similarity to topics for the Surface Modeling course, this course includes many more commands and options within each lesson.

This course will present contouring tools within NX modeling that are suited for creating styled shapes, including Shape Studio functionality for free form (non-analytic) modeling, technical evaluation, and visualization development. NX Industrial Design literally shows students how to go “from art to part” with techniques in developing desired associativity and dependencies.

Course Topics:
• Free Form Overview
• Advanced Curve Operations
• Creating and Editing Splines
• Mesh Features
• Surface Operations
• Sweep Features
• Blending
• Visualization and Rendering
• Special/Custom Topics

Prerequisites:
• NX CAD Fundamentals (TR10200) or NX for Experienced CAD Users (TR10300)
• NX CAD Advanced (TR10250)

NX Sheet Metal (TR10550)

2 day class

This course is closely focused on the usage of the NX Sheet Metal functionality for the design of both straight brake and contoured sheet metal parts. Experienced users of NX modeling processes, who design products comprised of formed sheet metal parts, will benefit from the comprehensive approaches in the development of flange-based, bent, hemmed, cutout, and corner configuration modeling concepts. Unbend and Rebend concepts are also covered.

Course Topics:
• Introduction to Sheet Metal
• Setting Sheet Metal Preferences
• Converting Models Into Sheet Metal Models
• Tab & Flange Features
• Unbending and Rebending Flanges
• Creating Corner & Bend Taper Configurations
• Creating Punch-type and Deformable Cutouts Features
• Resizing Features
• Advanced Flanges
• Creating Flat Patterns & Solids
• Drafting Tools
• Establishing Sheet Metal Standards

Prerequisites:
• NX CAD Fundamentals (TR10200) or Introduction to NX for Experienced CAD Users (TR10300)

NX Mechanical Routing (TR10600)

2 Day Class

This course is intended for designers that desire to leverage the integration of NX with mechanical routing system design tools. At the completion of this course, the student will have the ability to create fully associative mechanical routed systems models with NX, effectively use piping libraries, automate BOMs, calculate cut lengths, and create bend reports.

This course teaches students how to utilize the tools used to quickly define piping paths around and through other NX assemblies to assign NPS stock to paths, and to qualify and place standard parts. These subassemblies typically define the systems that provide process piping, disposal of waste, and structural support. Students also learn to develop logical diagrams.

Course Topics:
• Routing Introduction
• Qualifying and Placing Parts
• Creating and Editing Paths
• Applying Stock
• Validating the Design

Prerequisites:
• NX CAD Fundamentals (TR10200) or NX for Experienced CAD Users (TR10300)

NX Electrical Routing (TR10700)

2 Day Class

Like the Mechanical Routing course, this course is intended for designers that desire to leverage the integration of NX with electrical routing system design tools. At the completion of this course, the student will have the ability to create fully associative electrical routed system models with NX, effectively use Connection and Component Lists, automate BOMs, calculate cut lengths, and create reports.

This course teaches students how to utilize the tools used to quickly qualify and place standard parts, define wiring and harness paths around and through NX assemblies, and assign stock to paths. These subassemblies typically define the systems that provide electrical power and distribution, sensing and monitoring, system cybernetics, and structural support. Students also learn to develop Formboards and create harness drawings.

Course Topics:
• Routing Overview
• Creating Connection and Component Lists
• Qualifying & Placing Parts
• Creating & Editing Paths
• Applying Stock
• Creating a Bill of Materials (BOM)
• Creating Formboards
• Validating the Designs
• Documentation

Prerequisites:
• NX CAD Fundamentals (TR10200) or NX for Experienced CAD Users (TR10300)

NX CAD Mold Wizard Processing (TR10900)

5 Day Class

This course teaches designers skills needed to significantly reduce mold design lead time using Mold Wizard automation. The course mimics common tasks used in mold construction and is reinforced using hands-on activities.

A predominant amount of NX Mold Wizard functionality is taught from the beginning stages of part and flow analysis to drafting processes, including all of the major systems within an operating mold such as ejection, cooling, slides and lifter, and simulation.

Course Topics:
• Initializing a Project
• Defining the Workpiece
• Using the Mold Tools
• Define and create parting geometry
• Tooling Inserts, Slides, and Lifters
• Standard part libraries to select and position common parts
• Define gate & runner geometry
• Design cooling channels and hardware
• Create ejectors, pockets, and holes in mold plates

Prerequisites:
• NX CAD Fundamentals (TR10200) or NX for Experienced CAD Users (TR10300)
• NX CAD Advanced (TR10250)