NX product design software now offers an easy-to-use knowledge and model re-use tool that can improve productivity. You can use the drag-and-drop codeless Product Template Studio (PTS) tool to design and store a simplified user interface inside any NX design. When designs are edited or reused, this interface can save time otherwise spent trying to understand the correct way to interact with what might be a complex parametric model –removing the largest practical barrier to CAD reuse. The company reports that early adopters of PTS claim significant time savings as effort previously spent inspecting complex models prior to reuse is eliminated.
In addition to design models, Product Templates can also include design validation, documentation, and simulation (including finite element analysis and kinematic or dynamic analysis). Product Templates then become intelligent, self-validating, modular units of design that can be snapped together to form larger systems of templates. This process uses drag-and-drop tools without custom coding. Product Templates can also be deployed using the NX Reuse Library which provides a common repository for re-usable knowledge across the enterprise.
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