20 weeks
1 session per week
4 hours per session
80 total hours


This training program has been tailored for manufacturing, design, and engineering professionals who need to develop skill and speed in using Unigraphics NX to create and evaluate complex 3-D solid models and prepare fully dimensioned engineering drawings.

Recommended Prerequisites

Participants will need good computer skills and strong understanding of file and folder management in Microsoft Windows.


Unigraphics NX Environment and Interface

  • The NX Main Window
  • The NX Gateway Application
  • Screen Layout, Menu, Toolbars & Mouse Functions

Parametric Modeling

  • NX Absolute and Work Coordinate Systems
  • Selecting an NX sketch plane
  • Basics of sketching
  • Applying geometric constraints & dimensions
  • Creating solid features
  • Editing solid features

Advanced solid modeling techniques

  • Working with the model history tree
  • Applying the Base Orphan Reference Node “BORN” Technique
  • Adding placed features
  • Building on the base solid feature
  • Projecting/Extracting curves from model features
  • History-based part modifications
  • Advanced sketch editing
  • Creating fully constrained sketches
  • Applying fillets and chamfers to model edges and faces
  • Hay-stacking – Creating multiple features from one sketch
  • Parent/Child Relationships
  • Suppressing solid features
  • Flexible design modeling strategy
  • Planning your model construction
  • Developing speed in completing models

Creating part drawings

  • Drawing from parts and associative functionality
  • Drafting mode – 2D Paper Space
  • Setting drafting details, scale, units, view projection
  • Adding drawing views from the model
  • Setting drawing display options
  • Displaying model feature dimensioning
  • Adding reference dimensions
  • Adding datum features and auxillary views
  • Creaing a title block template
  • Editing feature dimensions
  • Applying GD&T

Advanced 3D Modeling Techniques

  • Creating pattern and mirror features
  • Creating 3D Wireframe Geometry
  • Using Boolean operations with multiple solid features
  • Creating sweep and shell features
  • Creating 3D rounds and fillets
  • Applying 3D Constraints

Sheet Metal Design Modeling

  • Basics of bend allowance
  • NX Sheet metal modeling methodology
  • Creating the base feature
  • Creating cut features
  • Creating flange features
  • Creating bend features
  • Creating sheet metal drawing and flat pattern views

Assembly Modeling

  • Assembly modeling strategies, Bottom-up and Top-down
  • Inserting model components
  • Manipulating components and assigning assembly constraints
  • Creating exploded views
  • Editing components in context of the assembly
  • Creating an assembly design drawing
  • Adding component balloons and creating a bill of material

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