What Geometric Modeling Kernel does “NX” use?
NX uses “Parasolid” kernal owned by Siemens PLM Software.
A part created in a higher version of NX can not be opened in lower version of NX.
So to open a part in the lower version of NX, one can use the Parasolid format.
How to find parasolid version of NX?
Following are some ways by which ‘Parasolid’ information can be found.
1) From System Information
- File > Help > About NX
- Click on button ‘System Information’
2) From Export Parasolid dialog
- Open a part.
- File > Export > Parasolid
- In the dialog ‘Export Parasolid’ click on the version dropdown arrow, it will list ‘Parasolid version – NX version’ from current version to previous version of NX/UgNX/Ug.
3) From System Log File
File > Help > Log File
In log file search for ‘Parasolid Version’. Result will highlight one of the line having parasolid details.
“Parasolid version 29.1 build 224 on 19:45:03 04-02-2017 “
Note: ‘System Information’ and ‘Log File’ can also be accessed from Gateway application whereas ‘Export Parasolid’ dialog can be accessed from Modeling/Sheet Metal application.
NX – Parasolid version table
Following table lists the parasolid versions for the different releases of NX.