Key Feature / Function Premium Classic Foundation Drafting
Cloud enabled option YES YES YES YES
2D drafting YES YES YES YES
2D data re-use YES YES YES YES
3D data re-use YES YES YES YES
3D part design YES YES YES LIMITED
3D assembly design YES YES YES LIMITED
Automated 2D drawings YES YES YES YES
Synchronous technology (intelligent direct modeling) YES YES YES YES
Design automation YES YES YES YES
Additive manufacturing (3D Printing) preparation YES YES YES YES
Additive manufacturing (3D Printing) service YES YES YES YES
Built-in data management YES YES YES YES
Included collaboration tools (eg viewing and comments) YES YES YES YES
IFC import and export for BIM YES YES YES YES
Mesh data import and re-use (Convergent Modeling) YES YES YES YES
Sheet metal design YES YES YES NO
Frame and weldment design YES YES YES NO
Surface modeling YES YES YES NO
Plastic part design YES YES YES NO
Jig and fixture design YES YES YES NO
Conceptual assembly layout YES YES YES NO
Cam design assistant YES YES NO NO
Gear design assistant YES YES NO NO
Pulley and shaft design assistant YES YES NO NO
Spring design assistant YES YES NO NO
Beam and column design assistant YES YES NO NO
Reverse engineering (3D scanning) YES YES NO NO
Generative design- basic YES YES NO NO
Visualization – animation YES YES YES YES
Visualization – photorealistic rendering YES YES NO NO
SolidWorks data migration YES YES YES NO
Inventor data migration YES YES YES NO
Pro/Engineer / Creo data migration YES YES YES NO
Motion simulation YES YES YES LIMITED
Simulation Express – Single Part, Stress, Modal YES YES NO NO
Standard parts library (basic installation) YES YES YES YES
Standard parts library extention – machinery YES YES Add On NO
Standard parts library extention – piping Add On Add On Add On NO
XpresRoute Piping & Tubing Design YES Add On Add On NO
Wire Harness Design YES Add On Add On NO
Simulation – Stress, Modal, Buckling, Thermal, Optimization YES Add On Add On NO
Generative Design – Proffesional Add On Add On Add On NO
NX CAM Express 2.5 axis to 5 axis milling, Turning Add On Add On Add On NO
FloEFD CFD Flow Simulation Add On Add On Add On NO
Dynamic Design Motion Professional Add On Add On Add On NO
SMAP P&ID, 3D Piping & Isometrics Design Add On Add On Add On NO