Siemens NX



What is included?

Siemens NX, formally Unigraphics NX

Siemens Solid Edge

Subscription to Learning Advantage, free on-line training for NX as well as Solid Edge


$400. per concurrent use license, per year

Lease Software

Siemens NX can be ordered through the College of Engineering software purchasing site.  Leases renew each June.

Note: UW budget number only.

Software Overview

Siemens NX is used, among other tasks, for:

NX is a direct competitor to CATIA, Creo, Autodesk Inventor, and SolidWorks.

License Definitions and Details

Licenses are leased as concurrent use licenses within the campus wide pool.

The Concurrent Use License (CUL) may be installed on multiple machines but a license server will regulate the usage to the number of licenses leased. A CUL requires an internet connection to the license server in order to operate.

Using Siemens NX available through this program for commercial purposes is expressly excluded.

Note: Licenses available through this program renew annually each June. Each annual license will terminate and the software included in this program will stop operating after expiration of the subscription term unless renewed by the user.


Run the setup.exe program to install. You will likely run into an error "There are no licenses available". Set the environment variable "UGS_LICENSE_BUNDLE" to ACD30, ACD31.

Licensing Questions

Questions regarding Siemens NX licenses including leasing, and renewal should be addressed to: