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How to Learn Siemens NX for Free

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Siemens NX is a complete CAD/CAE/CAM software package; it can be used as a 3d modeling and design MCAD tool (either in parametric modelling or direct modelling), it can also be used in engineering analysis and simulation (static/dynamic studies, electromagnetic studies, thermal and fluid studies). Finally it can be used as a complete CAM solution.

Learning Siemens NX is very helpful for mechanical engineers and anyone working in the CAD/CAM/CAE industry (e.g. CNC machining, CFD analysis, structure analysis, etc.). This post is a road map for anyone willing to start learning Siemens NX online for free from scratch, the post will present and compare between the best online sources where beginners can start from and follow along, the sources stated in this post are full structured courses so you won’t find a link to a single video or a group of unrelated tutorials.

If you just want the bottom line (the road map to learn Siemens NX) and you don’t wish to read the entire article then go to the “Bottom Line” section at the end of the article.

Start Learning Siemens NX Online for Free from Scratch

NX Tutorials Plus

NX Tutorials Plus is the first free online outlet where beginners can start learning Siemens NX through a  mix of text as well as video lessons. You’ve to register as a free user in order to have access to the 20 free lessons.

Structure: As a free user you’ve access to only 20 free lessons which are enough for beginners to familiarize them with the interface and the preliminaries of Siemens NX.

Interface: The interface is simple, just click on the topic (course) you’re interested in and you’ll be directed to the page where the lessons resides, in that page select the lesson and you’ll be directed to a new page where you shall find either a video or a text tutorial.

1 - NX Tutorials plus Siemens NX trainingNow, the pros and cons:

Pros

  1. Free.
  2. The training is well-structured and organized for beginners.

Cons

  1. The training covers an old release of Siemens NX, which has a different interface than the latest release.

Verdict: This is a very good outlet where beginners can start learning Siemens NX.

University of Rochester

University of Rochester is the second free online outlet where beginners can start learning Siemens NX through a  mix of text as well as video lessons. You don’t have to register to have access to the training.

Structure: The training is divided into 7 main sections, each section is either covered through a video or a text tutorial.

Interface: The interface is very simple, just click on either “watch the video” or the “learn about it”, either the video windows will pop-up or you’ll be directed to the page where the lesson resides.

2 - University of Rochester Siemens NX trainingNow, the pros and cons:

Pros

  1. Free.
  2. The training is well-organized for beginners.

Cons

  1. The training covers an old release of Siemens NX.

Verdict: This is a good outlet where beginners can start learning Siemens NX.

Floqq

Floqq is the third free online outlet where beginners can start learning Siemens NX through video tutorials. You’ve to register in order to have access to the training.

Structure: The training is divided into 11 video lessons, each lesson covers a certain topic in Siemens NX.

Interface: the interface is simple, just click on the lesson you’re interested in and the video will start right a.way.

3 - floqq siemens nx trainingNow, the pros and cons:

Pros

  1. Free.
  2. The training is well structured and organized for beginners.

Cons

  1. There’s no audio accompanying the video which will be a problem for many beginners.
  2. The training covers an old release of Siemens NX.

Verdict: The absence of audio really degrades the experience, so it’s not an excellent outlet for beginners to start from.

Siemens PLM YouTube Channel

Siemens PLM YouTube Channel is the fourth free online outlet where beginners can start learning the basics of Siemens NX through quick video tips.

Structure: There are 27 quick tips through which beginners can learn the basics of Siemens NX.

Interface: Standard YouTube interface.

4 - Siemens YouTube Chanel Siemens NX tutorialNow, the pros and cons:

Pros

  1. Free.

Cons

  1. There’s no real structure for the tutorials, they’re just quick tips.

Verdict: This outlet is very suitable for those who want to get an overview about Siemens NX.

Unigraphics NX Tutorials

Unigraphics NX Tutorials is the fifth free online outlet where beginners can start learning Siemens NX through a video tutorial, you don’t have to register to have access to the training.

Structure: The training is divided into 8 video lessons, each lesson covers a certain topic in Siemens NX.

Interface: the interface is simple, just click on the video lesson you’re interested in and the video will start right a.way.

 5 - Unigraphics NX Tutorials Siemens NX tutorialNow, the pros and cons:

Pros

  1. Free.
  2. The training is well structured and organized for beginners.

Cons

  1. There’s no audio accompanying the video (as the video training on Floqq) which will be a problem for beginners.
  2. The training covers an old release of Siemens NX.

Verdict: It’s the same problem of Floqq which is the absence of audio, so it’s not an excellent outlet for beginners to start from.

Bottom Line

The recipe for learning Siemens NX

  1. NX Tutorials Plus is the best outlet for beginners to start learning Siemens NX through video tutorials.
  2. One of the outlets that wasn’t stated in this post is CAM Logic YouTube Channel, this outlet is suitable for beginners who are concerned with the CAM section only in Siemens NX.

Remember that the first step is always the toughest step, and the aim of this post is to provide you with resources that will help you take your first step in Siemens NX.