Siemens and NVIDIA Deliver Real-Time Visualization to Designers and Engineers All Over the World

Siemens NX Ray Traced Studio will be the latest tool to support NVIDIA RTX, bringing powerful ray-tracing capabilities and real-time rendering to complex CAD models.
by Andrew Rink

It’s now easier than ever for professionals to visualize and interact with 3D models so they can bring complex designs to life.

Siemens PLM, a software company based in Plano, Texas, unveiled this week a tech preview of NX Ray Traced Studio with support for NVIDIA RTX technology running on a Z by HP workstation at their annual user conference, Realize LIVE. NX Ray Traced Studio together with Z by HP workstations bring the NVIDIA Turing architecture’s powerful ray-tracing capabilities to designers and engineers all over the world.

Product design teams typically forgo using photorealistic visualization during the design process because not only is rendering software often hard to master, but rendering complex computer-aided design models with CPUs is extremely time-consuming. Faced with tight deadlines, most teams are reluctant to spend the time needed to create lifelike renders.

Siemens NX Ray Traced Studio delivers the power of NVIDIA RTX straight to designers’ professional workstations. Z by HP announced their new lineup of RTX mobile workstations, enabling users to tap into NX Ray Traced Studio and leverage RT Cores no matter where they go. Users no longer have to rely on a cluster of CPUs to run complex CAD workloads — one Quadro RTX GPU provides a faster, smoother performance and brings a higher level of realism for CAD visualization.

Images rendered on HP Z4 Workstation with RTX-enabled Ray Traced Studio, with RTX off (left) and RTX on (right).

This allows teams to have more time to iterate on projects, explore multiple design options and make faster decisions, even under tight schedules and deadlines.

Siemens NX Ray Traced Studio will join a growing club of RTX-enabled rendering applications that allow millions of designers and engineers to unleash their creative freedom through fast, easy-to-use photoreal visualization.

RTX Delivers Interactive, Real-Time Ray Tracing for CAD

The Turing-based Quadro RTX delivers real-time ray tracing to CAD, so product design teams can interactively view predictable models at cinema-quality on ultra-high-resolution displays.

NVIDIA RTX GPUs enable designers to easily swap materials and quickly assess their design modifications, even while they pan, zoom and rotate their photoreal models.

Photorealistic visualization is becoming an integral part of the product design workflow. With growing adoption of GPU-accelerated ray-traced renderers powered by Quadro RTX, the days of waiting for slow, photorealistic renders are coming to an end.

See Quadro RTX in Action at Realize LIVE

Attendees at the Realize LIVE conference in Detroit this week can find the newly announced Quadro RTX-powered mobile workstations on display at the Dell, HP Inc. and Lenovo booths in the conference’s Solutions Center.

Learn more about Siemens NX Ray Traced Studio.