NX Learning Edition and NX Academic Edition: The Opportunity for Students and Scientists

By | 03/01/2017

    It is not a secret, that Siemens PLM is loyal for those, who are currently studying at universities and beginning their way into engineering. Thus, Siemens PLM provides those categories of people with Siemens NX Software licenses.

    There are two different versions of NX are available: NX Learning Edition and NX Academic Edition.

    Let’s take a detail look on these editions.


Siemens NX Academic Edition

Siemens NX Academic Edition

    NX Academic Edition. NX Academic Edition is available to accredited academic institutions such as universities, technical colleges, trade schools and high schools. The software is intended for classroom training and research projects only. Academic institutions are licensed to install NX on as many computers as needed. NX can include loan licenses for students to use at home for completing assignments and continued learning. Students will be better prepared to enter the job market knowing not just software skills, but having insight into the entire product development process. Your students will be able to develop engineering skills while using advanced technologies including.


  • Sophisticated freeform shape modeling, surface continuity, analysis and visualization tools
  • Comprehensive 3D design ability including wire-frame, surface, solid and synchronous modeling
  • Create rendered images with breakthrough quality and accuracy
  • Knowledge capture and automation tools


  • Linear and nonlinear structural analysis
  • Durability/fatigue analysis
  • Thermal and flow analysis
  • Motion analysis


  • 2 1/2-, 3- and 5-axis milling
  • Turning
  • Wire EDM
  • Feature-based machining
  • NC simulation
Siemens NX Student Edition

Siemens NX Student Edition

    NX Learning Edition. It has most of the design features and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) capabilities of the retail version. Watermarks are added to printed and plotted data to prevent the NX Learning Edition from being used for commercial work. In addition File->Export capabilities are blocked.

    NX Learning Edition can output 3D STL files commonly used for rapid prototyping and 3D printing. In addition CAM data is not available for postprocessing, and the displayed output of tool path information has limited precision. Part files created in NX Learning Edition can not be retrieved in the retail version, but can be retrieved in the full academic packages available to education establishments. Students are able to buy it on JourneyEd, Academic Superstore (US and Canada) and Creation Engine, Studica (other countries).

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