How to configure your workstation for Siemens NX

The CAD software NX from Siemens (formerly Unigraphics) is used for mechanical design, vehicle and tool construction and product development.  The components NX CAD for design, NX CAM for manufacturing and NX CAE for simulation offer the possibility to optimize the development process of your products. Below is our hardware recommendation:


The right Processor Architecture for Siemens NX Version 2007

For the CAD program Siemens NX you can use an Intel Core 7, Intel Core i9 or use an Intel Xeon of the E- or W-series, a high gigahertz clock rate is always decisive. Intel Xeon processors are preferred in professional servers and workstations due to their stability and long-life cycle. Since Siemens NX is a compute-intensive program, we recommend a high-frequency Intel Xeon 6-Core processor from 3.5 GHz in combination with ECC (Error Correction Code) memory modules. ECC RAM is able to detect memory errors and correct them automatically, system crashes are avoided. If you mainly want to speed up 3D rendering processes, we recommend a powerful Business workstation with dual CPU and the highest possible clock frequency that your budget can afford.


How much memory for Siemens NX 2007?

Since Siemens NX uses its own system for storage management, the so-called Base Storage Manager (BSM), it is always advisable to provide sufficient RAM. We recommend the use of 32 GB RAM. The allocation of the memory bars to the memory channels has a considerable influence on the performance of their main memory. Ideally, four modules of the same size are always active in identical memory channels. We recommend 64 GB RAM for 3D rendering of larger assemblies with 1,000 or more components.


Powerful graphics cards for Siemens NX 2007

As a base graphics card, we recommend an NVIDIA Quadro P2000 with 5GB VRAM or a Quadro P4000 with 8GB GDDR5 VRAM and 1,792 Cuda cores. For performance graphics, we recommend an NVIDIA Quadro RTX A2000 with either 6 or 12GB of DDR6 VRAM. If you want to perform simultaneous 5-axis machining in Siemens NX, we recommend using an NVIDIA Quadro RTX A4000 with 12GB GDDR6 VRAM, Open GL 4.5, DirectX12 and 6,144 Cuda Cores. For complex tasks, we recommend an NVIDIA Quadro RTX A5000 with 24GB GDDR6 VRAM and 8,192 Cuda Cores. Difference GDDR5 ./. GDDR6 Video RAM: The transfer rate of GDDR 5 VRAM is 8GB per second, while GDDR6 can transfer data at a rate of 14-16GB per second. From AMD, we can recommend the following graphics cards: An AMD Radeon Pro W6600 with 8GB VRAM and 1,792 stream processors for simple projects and an AMD Radeon Pro W6800 with 32GB GDDR6 VRAM and 3,840 stream processors for more complex tasks.

The right SSD performance for Siemens NX

We recommend using a high-speed M.2 NVME SSD with 500 GB as the primary drive. The access times to an M.2 NVME SSD are enormously time-saving. Take the ultimate network and non-network comparison test. This test can detect and eliminate further performance brakes.

Recommendations for Siemens NX

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