NX Motion Control Simulation

Mechanism simulation allowing closed-loop control using Simulink (cosimulation)


  • Cosimulation of control systems coupled with multibody dynamics
  • Embedded electric motor models
  • CAD and PLM integrated solution ensuring faster product development
  • Works with NX Advanced Simulation for follow-on structural analysis
  • Particularly suited for collaboration between mechanical and control engineers


NX Motion Control is a new product from Siemens PLM Software, a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services. It enables cosimulation of controller designs based on Simulink that have multibody dynamics models in NX. Using this capability, mechanical engineers and designers can collaborate more effectively with their counterparts developing controller designs to find and fix integration issues and to optimize product performance. With NX, users leverage a common environment for performing design, motion simulation, and advanced structural analysis, enabling data and model sharing for greater team productivity.

In a typical workflow, a mechanical engineer or designer models the mechanical plant in NX Motion while a controls engineer builds a model of the controller in Simulink. Control signals provide force, torque, or velocity inputs, and NX Motion outputs are fed back to the controller. You then specify plant input functions and sensor-based plant outputs within the NX environment. To integrate the two models together, you can drag and drop a plant representation into a Simulink block diagram. Once a simulation is complete, you can review the results using powerful postprocessing and animation capabilities within NX.

Siemens PLM Software

5800 Granite Parkway
Suite 600
Plano, TX 75024
Tel: 972-987-3000
Fax: 972-987-3398

Required Products


  • Windows


  • E-mail
  • Telephone

Product Type

  • Modeling and Simulation Tools


  • Control Systems
  • Data Analysis and Statistics
  • Mechanics and Compression Systems
  • System Modeling and Simulation


  • Aerospace and Defense
  • Automotive
  • Consumer Electronics
  • Industrial Automation and Machinery