Maximize the value of your latest machine tools with NX CAM

Shorter product development cycles are the primary driving force in manufacturing. Continuous innovation and change in designs require more and faster development of numerical control programs, molds, tools and dies required to manufacture the product.

The newest Plug-In (VoluMill) for NX CAM further extends NX's superior performance and return-on-investment for the roughing cycle process by dramatically reducing the roughing cycle times and extending tool life as much as 10 times.  See the Plugins tab for details.

See how the latest, market-leading CAM software can help your company with:

  • Effective programming for multi-function & 5-axis machines
  • High speed machining techniques
  • Automation of NC programming tasks
  • Re-use of proven machining methods
  • Automation of CMM programming

Discover some of NX CAM's Industry-leading strengths:

In-depth CAM capabilities - address all of the key areas of machining in one system

CAD neutral - work with a range of data inputs and your existing CAD system

  • Supports a wide range of data formats such as STEP, IGES, DXF/DWG, and STL.
  • Direct access to Parasolid and JT data.
  • Ability to read native data files from Catia and Pro/E.
  • Analysis tools to examine imported geometry for irregularities.
  • Advanced geometry healing capabilities to repair imported geometry.
  • Flexibility in programming different geometry types, even in the same part.


Easy to deploy - start quickly, from auto install to on line access to the Siemens PLM Software   post processor library

Easy to learn - follow key topic tutorials built right into the software

Easy to use - choose pre-configured user environments that set the system for immediate use and apply industry best practices for typical types of programming

Watch our video demonstration on the video tab to see:

Programming for high speed machining with consistent chip loading - push your cutting tools without overloading them for the best results

Flexible mill-turn programming - all the functions you need to take advantage of the latest mill-turn machines from basic milling, drilling and turning to fully simultaneous machining using proven 5-axis software

Integrated, G-code driven machine tool simulation - perform machine simulation of the final, posted M- and G-codes right in your programming environment

Multi-channel synchronization - minimize the machining time on your multi-function machines with intuitive synchronization and visualization tools

Machining data library - apply accurate, proven data automatically from the built in cutting parameters database to achieve optimum results

Robust 5-axis capabilities - maintain tight control over demanding 5-axis motion requirements and tackle almost any task

Assembly modeling - fully utilize your fixture assemblies for collision checking

Programming wizards - construct them easily with zero computer programming

Machining templates - capture and re-apply proven methods easily and effectively

For more information immediately, please contact Sarah Dimeo at 503.888.747.0850 x 306, or email



Acuity Solutions Incorporated
7320 SW Hunziker Street, Suite 205, Tigard, OR 97223
tel: 503.747-0850 fax: 503.747-4269
toll free: 888.747.0850


Configure Your Own Custom NX CAM System from the following modules:

  • CAM Express Foundation
  • 2.5 Axis Milling
  • 3 Axis Milling 
  • 3 to 5 Axis Milling
  • 5 Axis Milling
  • Wire EDM
  • Turning
  • NC Simulation
  • Turbomachinery Milling
  • Feature Based Machining

Start with CAM Express Foundation and add just the modules you need to complete your custom CAM configuration, and, get Special Pricing starting at $4,995 through September 24th, 2012!

Connect with your Territory Manager to quickly develop a customized configuration of NX CAM with special pricing, and to schedule a live demonstration or get free trial software. For an overview demo of some of NX CAM's features please see the Video tab on this web page.  For further information, please contact your territory manager, or email


Prepackaged Bundles

CAM Express 5 Axis Milling

The CAM Express 5 Axis Milling product provides complete milling capabilities from 2 axis through 5 axis cutting complete with g-code driven machine simulation:

• Assembly modeling environment
• Translators for IGES, STEP, Parasolid, etc.
• Toolpath replay and material verification
• Generic motion control
• Holemaking and probing cycle support
• Wizard builder
• Tool path editor
• Shop Documentation
• Post processing
• Interactive Post Builder
• 2.5 Axis roughing, profiling, and face milling
• 3 Axis surface finishing
• NURBS machining
• 5 axis surface machining and swarfing
• 5 axis manual machining (sequential milling)
• G-code drive machine simulation
• Multi-channel program synchronization


CAM Express Total Machining

The Total Machining product covers the full breadth of machining capability in the NX CAD/CAM environment:

• Assembly modeling environment
• Translators for IGES, STEP, Parasolid, etc.
• Toolpath replay and material verification
• Generic motion control
• Holemaking and probing cycle support
• Wizard builder
• Tool path editor
• Shop Documentation
• Post processing
• Interactive Post Builder
• Turning
• Wire EDM
• 2.5 Axis roughing, profiling, and face milling
• 3 Axis surface finishing
• NURBS machining
• 5 axis surface machining and swarfing
• 5 axis manual machining (sequential milling)
• G-code drive machine simulation
• Multi-channel program synchronization
• Feature Based Machining Authoring

NX CMM Inspection Programming

NX CMM Inspection Programming is an offline programming application that helps you program faster and more accurately by putting you within the context of a 3D solid model environment including the CMM machine, probing equipment and the part. Use this application to reduce programming time, visually validate CMM programs, free up expensive CMM machine resources, and respond to design changes rapidly.

Advanced Automated Programming

Reduce inspection programming time by as much as 80% by using Product and Manufacturing Information (PMI), including GD&T and 3D annotation, that's presented intuitively on the CAD model to automatically generate inspection programs.

Create highly accurate inspection programs that account for all feature and tolerance requirements by programming directly on the CAD model.

Production-Ready Output

Ensure inspection programs are collision-free by validating with 3D CMM simulation, and verify that programs match the intended measurement strategy.

Generate postprocessed output, including the DMIS standard and machine-specific formats.

Work in the Context of an Integrated Solution

Rapidly update inspection programs to design and manufacturing changes by using the associativity between NX CAD, CAM and CMM applications.

Use Teamcenter to manage your inspection data and processes, and ensure that you are always working with the correct file version.

Easy to Deploy and Use

Ramp-up to productivity faster and reduce training costs by using the context-based inspection programming environment and on-line workflow tutorials.

Minimize software and deployment costs by adding NX Inspection Programming to your existing Siemens PLM Software infrastructure.

Contact your territory manager to learn more.



What's New in NX 10

NX 10 for Design

  • Perform easy concept design with NX Layout and NX Realize Shape
  • Use NX anywhere with a touch-based interface
  • Use aerospace-specific functionality for faster design
  • Provide full access to Teamcenter informationwithin NX and Active Workspace
  • Realize easier model diagnosis with face snapshot
  • Easily leverage legacy data with Optimize 2D geometry


NX 10 for Manufacturing

  • Machine better quality molds/dies and extend tool life with new cutting techniques
  • Improve machining efficiency and reduce model preparation with enhanced 5-axis operations
  • Machine higher-quality impeller blades faster with enhanced swarfing
  • Quickly design and visualize production lines with Line Designer
  • Simulate manufacturing process faster with tooling enhancements


NX 10 for Simulation

  • Streamline thermal structural analyses with new multiphysics environment
  • Simulate complex phenomena in composites like delamination and progressive failure
  • Simulate fluid flow problems such as the filling or emptying of a tank
  • Extract relationships in results data to get a greater understanding of physical behavior

These are just a few of the new exciting features in NX 10.  Read more HERE!

Operating System Requirements and Information

Recommended system configuration:

  • 64-bit (x64) processor
  • Windows 8 operating system
  • 8 GB RAM or more
  • True Color (32-bit) or 16 million colors (24-bit)
  • Screen Resolution: 1280 x 1024 or higher, widescreen format


Additional Graphics Card/Display System Comments

For optimal performance, it is recommended to use a professional graphics card that is designed for CAD applications and supports OpenGL. For information about cards used in testing Solid Edge and results, refer to Siemens' Hardware & Software Certifications page. A 512MB graphic card or higher is recommended when working with large assemblies or complex parts.

When running Solid Edge or NX, if you experience an abnormally high abort rate, parts disappearing, or other graphic anomalies you may not be using the appropriate graphics driver. For more details, visit the certification site noted  above.  This site details all of the Siemens-certified graphics cards by brand and model, and also provides information on laptops and workstations by brand and model. 

It is very important to use a high quality, professional grade graphics sub-system to guarantee that all aspects of your CAD system will perform as expected.  Many known graphics errors and anomolies are caused by "gamer" type graphics cards that don't have all of the special feature support that today's CAD systems expect in order to perform all functions at the highest levels.

Under some circumstances graphics performance can be improved enough to make marginal graphics cards peform acceptably through tuning of the default graphics settings in Solid Edge.  By default the graphics are set to highest levels with most all of the "enhacements" turned on.  Settings can be found on the Tools | Options | View tab.  For additional help, please contact, or visit our Service & Support page and scroll down the page for complete contact information.

For more specific information and some general recommendations, please email Kelsey Kopra.


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Read how companies like yours are profiting from NX CAM

Aerospace Dynamics International

Aerospace Dynamics International uses NX CAM to speed NC programming for large, complex parts produced on high-speed, five-axis machines. ADI no longer has time to code intricate machine motion by hand, yet it still needs the control that hand-programming provides.

SWERVE Furniture

With creativity and efficient use of leading-edge technology, SWERVE achieves success and growth with the use of advanced machinery and NX CAD & CAM software.

Dependable Pattern Works

Dependable Pattern Works is one of the Northwest’s largest pattern shops. From its beginnings in 1933 as a wood pattern shop, DPW now supplies wood patterns, rapid prototype parts, wax injection dies, urethane parts and fixtures to industries such as aerospace, construction and heavy equipment, computer, transportation and pulp and paper.

Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd.

Siemens PLM NX CAD, CAM and Teamcenter enabled IAI to set a new aviation industry benchmark for rapid product development. IAI redesigned the Grumman Gulfstream G150 mid-size business jet with a 17% reduction in cycle time.

Pratt & Whitney

Learn how Pratt & Whitney achieved their corporate goals for 50 percent time-to-market reduction, 75 percent decrease in product development costs and 80 percent fewer post-certification engineering changes by implementing NX and Teamcenter to replace 4 legacy systems.

Stork Turbo Blading

NX CAD and CAM are used with advanced reverse engineering tools to quickly and cost-effectively produce replacement turbine blades.

NX Support

We provide first-line support for your engineering, innovation and PLM* software applications in traditional and non-traditional ways, along with consulting, services and training to aid you in optimizing the results and productivity from your software investments.

Acuity's seasoned professionals can provide you with everything from a few hours of consulting or customized training to all-encompassing multi-year implementation and productivity enhancing plans.

Our support team can be contacted at 503-430-1056 or toll free at 877-228-1750, and via email at

We also have a Support Request Form. While we still provide traditional Phone and Email support, our hope is to help our customers identify the information that will most likely be neccessary for our technical staff to address the support request with the initial contact, as to minimize resolution turn around time.

A Support Request Form may be submitted at any point in the support proccess.


NX Support & Licensing Documents

In addition to our expert tech support assistance, we also aim to provide our customers with instructional documentation.

If you have any specific questions regarding our documentation, please call our toll free support line 888.747.0850, or email us at

How to Install the NX 9 License Server

A step by step walkthrough of the NX 9 License Server installation and basic configuration.

How to Download and Install NX Maintenance Releases

This document demonstrates how to download and install NX Maintenance Releases

How to Install the NX 8.5 License Server

A step by step walkthrough of the NX 8.5 License Server installation and basic configuration.

How to get your webkey

With your webkey account, you can manage your licenses, participate in user forums, download software and maintenance packs and much more.