Essentials for NX Designers

NX CAD Essentials covers 3D solid modeling, assembly creation, and drafts. This course teaches users how to create 2D parametric sketch designs which drive 3D feature based models, and then use those models in a Master Model environment, driving assemblies, drafts, and other aspects of the product lifecycle.

Intended Audience
Our NX Essentials course is inviting to both CAD users and Non-CAD users alike. This includes both existing NX users on older versions as well as CAD users on different software.

Expectations and Goals

  • To understand how to create a 2D parametrically constrained sketch
  • To create a 3D model using sketch driven features
  • Combine individual parts into assemblies and build BOM
  • Create a 2D draft file driven from part and assembly files

Course Schedule


Topics Covered




Using the NX Interface

How to navigate inside of the NX software



Creating Sketches

Learning how to create and constrain parametric sketches



Sweeping Geometry

Using the Extrude, Revolve, and Sweep functions



Using Datum Features

Create datum features, learn the need for design intent



Editing Sketches

Making changes to existing sketches and features



Advanced Sweeps

Create swept features with offsets and drafts



Treatment and Finish Features

Build hole, edge, shell, pattern, and mirror features



Modifying Imported Geometry

Introduces editing techniques using Synchronous Modeling




Use assembly tools to build a BOM in NX




Create a 2D draft file of your parts and assemblies



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