Adaptive UI for Siemens NX Just Changed the Future of 3D Design Software

 New adaptive UI for Siemens NX [Source: SolidSmack]
New adaptive UI for Siemens NX [Source: SolidSmack]

Every once in a while, you’ll be enjoying a hot ham ‘n cheese, when something comes along, slaps that sandwich out of your hand, and marks a substantial shift in the future of 3D product development software.

They’re shifts that mark moments when other software developers take notice and consider their own software dev plans.

Come to think of it, Siemens has been behind a few of those moments (even if they were not the first) – Mac support (NX for Mac), mixed direct/parametric, history/history-free modeling (Synchronous Technology), facet/surface/solid modeling (Convergent Modeling) – and this week, they put their flag in the sand of future CAD tech yet again with the announcement of Adaptive UI for Siemens NX.

Al Dean at Develop3D, lays it out:

“Essentially, you begin a modelling or detailing activity in NX, then the system knows, through analysis and prediction (the machine learning part) what you’re most likely to do next, so brings up the most commonly used operations or commands.”

Biff, bam, boom, aaaaand done. More or less. In the Siemens PLM press release they describe the implications:

“The NX Command Prediction module is the first introduction of the machine learning-enabled NX adaptive user interface architecture to the market, and will be the basis for, and lead to, additional machine learning-driven UI solutions.”

Further, Bob Haubrock, Senior Vice President, Product Engineering Software at Siemens PLM Software, says:

“The latest version of NX uses machine learning and artificial intelligence to monitor the actions of the user, and their successes and failures, so now we can dynamically determine how to serve the right NX commands or modify the interface to make the individual user more productive.”

Failures? Puh-leeease. Ok, maybe a few… hundred. Before I go any further, have a look at how the NX interface adapts for different users:

Make sense now? Sometimes it’s hard to put new technologies like machine learning and artificial intelligence into practical and meaningful concepts but the Adaptive UI for Siemens NX demonstrates it in how your own use of the software helps it learn to make you more productive.

Read the rest at SolidSmack

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