NX CAD Advanced Processes


This Advanced Processes course builds on the tools deployed as a result of attending the NX CAD Fundamental Processes course. The real-world experience of our instructors aids students in transferring knowledge gained through this single course to their job resulting in faster time to productivity.

Intended Audience

This course is for designers, engineers, and CAD/CAM managers who need to create parametric solid models that capture design intent.

Expectations and Goals

  • Apply advanced sketch constraints to capture design intent
  • Use basic surfacing techniques to build parts
  • Develop models to support manufacturing processes
  • Translate and modify non-parametric modeldata
  • Use top-down assembly modeling techniques to establish interpart relationships
  • Build assembly configurations using arrangements


CAD Fundamental Processes course or successful completion of Designing parts in NX Advisor on Learning Advantage (score >70%).

Course Schedule

Day 1
  • Modeling basic parts using surfacing techniques
  • Controlling design intent using conditional formulas
  • Adding advanced features to molded and cast parts
Day 2
  • Starting a model using imported CAD data
  • Building parts with duplicate geometry
  • Displaying and analyzing assembly structures
Day 3
  • Modeling parts in the context of an assembly
  • Linking geometry between related component parts
  • Creating expression links between parts
Day 4
  • Preparing models for down-stream manufacturing processes
  • Duplicating components using patterns
  • Working with and defining reusable part data
Day 5
  • Cloning assembly structures
  • Editing and revising assembly structures
  • Configuring an assembly using arrangements