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GuyH77 (Mechanical) (OP)
7 Mar 12 9:26
Hello all,

My first post here.  I'm new to NX coming from an Autodesk background.  I'm trying to find the recommended system specs to run NX and it's proving impossible to get something accurate.  Can anybody help please?

Minimum spec is not what I require.

Thanks,
Guy

 
JHTH (Mechanical)
7 Mar 12 9:41
For a given budget, you're better off with a processor with 2-4 faster cores than lots of slower ones, as NX doesn't multi-thread many of its processes.

6GB RAM and a 1GB graphics card are recommended (the ATI V5800 and V7800 are good value, imho). These numbers would vary up or down depending on the complexity of the models and assemblies you're handling, but it's a decent baseline to work from.

If you're buying from a reseller, they can probably suggest a sensible spec. but we use Dell T3500 and T5500 as a base.

HTH,

Jon

JHTH
NX 7.5.5 + TC 8.3.2.2

JHTH (Mechanical)
7 Mar 12 9:45
Oh and make sure the hardware you buy is on Siemens' approved list, as you'll get better support if you do have any problems.

http://support.ugs.com/online_library/certification/
(seems to be offline at the moment for some reason...)

JHTH
NX 7.5.5 + TC 8.3.2.2

GuyH77 (Mechanical) (OP)
7 Mar 12 9:48
Thanks Jon,

That's good information.  Is there any sort of white paper available on this subject do you know?  I have to provide a spec to our IT manager and I'm looking for some offical line to use if it exists.

Cheers,
Guy
cowski (Mechanical)
7 Mar 12 9:48
Be sure to check the certified hardware list before you commit your money, this seems to be especially important for the graphics card and driver.

http://support.industrysoftware.automation.siemens.com/online_library/certification/index.php

www.nxjournaling.com

GuyH77 (Mechanical) (OP)
7 Mar 12 9:50
I'll check out the database when it's back online.

Thanks,
Guy
 
looslib (Mechanical)
7 Mar 12 10:04
I have found over the years that vendor hardware specs tend to be minimum values. Dealing with CAD, I have had better luck with Nvidia cards than ATI.

NX only multithreads certain areas of the code. Multi-core CPUs do have an advantage in that they take the load from your other apps that everyone always has open. There is also some chip overhead for multi-cores.

My specs would be:
WIN 7-64 OS
2 dual-core Xeon CPUs, fastest clock rate you can justify
8-12 GBs memory - load depends on motherboard channels
300GB system disk (load OS and other company SW here)
500GB application disk (load NX and use it for files, unless you have network disk storage)
Nvidia FX-3800 or better card
Space Mouse/Navigator
2 22-24" widescreen monitors

Use the NX certified webpages to get actual machine specs and compare them to the vendor specs. Changing CPU speed, memory and disks won't change the machine certification. Changing graphics card will.
 

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GuyH77 (Mechanical) (OP)
7 Mar 12 10:09
Great info again.  I certainly didn't expect such a fast response.  Really appreciate it.

Cheers,
Guy
 

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