Nexus is an open digital reality platform for manufacturers which connects people, data and technologies from Hexagon and partner suppliers. Nexus empowers makers with interconnected technologies, tearing down the barriers to innovation, eliminating data silos to supercharge manufacturing for an exciting new future. Nexus is an ecosystem that connects makers around the world with key technology venders, system integrators and Hexagon.
Over the last few years, complexity in manufacturing has gone up several notches for various reasons. Rapidly changing customer preferences, advances in technology and a growing focus on sustainability have contributed to the complexity. At the same time, the market is demanding more innovation than ever.
The existing manufacturing set-ups that have siloed tools, rigid systems and inaccessible data are not suitable to address the manufacturing industry’s needs and pressures. Addressing this gap was one of the key objectives behind the launch of Nexus. As a truly open platform Nexus brings so much interconnected functionality it will revolutionise how technology professionals, data professionals, engineers and scientists collaborate and innovate.
With the initial release we are joined by industry leading technology companies that are already using Nexus’s open capabilities to deliver joint solutions to the market. These partners already include Microsoft, Altium, CADS Additive, Oqton and Datanomix. These companies are bringing complementary technologies to Nexus, empowering makers with access to a deeper and broader portfolio. In the coming months we’ll be announcing even more partners and system integrators.
How Nexus works
Nexus is an open system designed to connect multiple applications to form workflows that facilitate real-time collaboration, data sharing between different design, simulation and production applications from any vendor.
Nexus combines technologies to help develop unique solutions to engineering and manufacturing problems, from concept to delivery. This enables greater visibility and connectivity across teams since they can better leverage fragmented digital data and gain unprecedented insight. In addition to connecting technologies, Nexus is also designed to connect people. Nexus breaks down the barriers that get in the way of solving problems. As a result, they are well-placed to bring their ideas to life faster and produce higher-quality outcomes.
Some of the biggest advantages that Nexus can bring to elevate manufacturing processes include:
Since Nexus allows manufacturers to build more agile and resilient processes, they are better equipped to respond to change and take advantage of new opportunities. In turn, this creates faster pathways to products and helps develop increasingly autonomous workflows. Over the coming months and years we will be launching many new Nexus apps and solutions.
Nexus platform is accessed via nexus.hexagon.com. The home page offers a completely user focused interface, personalised to each individual account. It’s designed to provide our customers with a highly customised and personalised experience. For instance, you can get personalised product recommendations based on job title and search history using AI-driven solutions and discovery features.
Access to the latest features and technologies
You can access and download the latest software directly through Nexus, researching products, scheduling training, accessing eLearning, and joining product support forums. Nexus provides a window into the full Hexagon software and hardware support structure, including technical support, maintenance, calibration product support and access to subject matter experts.
Better access to data-driven insights
Nexus innovates engineering and empowers manufacturing by connecting data. Data-centred connectivity enables real-time collaboration between engineers working in different disciplines and locations.
Real time collaboration
In typical manufacturing workflows, material, mechanical and manufacturing engineers work in silos with limited visibility into how their decisions may affect other aspects of production. By connecting data across domains, Nexus gives teams and managers a higher level of visibility and accountability in design and manufacturing decisions, considering the associated time, cost, and risk.
Going forward, Nexus will be at the heart of Hexagon’s new solution offerings in the smart manufacturing space. By leveraging Hexagon data sources from across the vast portfolio, Nexus has the potential to connect hundreds of Hexagon design and engineering, production and metrology tools. It can also unlock new insights from metrology devices and connected machines.
More than just apps or services, Nexus allows users and the community to create, deploy and manage smart manufacturing apps, systems and processes through an open platform.
If you’d like to know more, check out the Nexus homepage
- Nexus is an open digital reality platform for manufacturers that connects people, data, and technologies from Hexagon and partner suppliers.
- It addresses the complexity in manufacturing and empowers makers with access to a deeper and broader portfolio of technologies.
- Nexus enables faster innovation, personalised experiences, access to the latest features and technologies, better access to data-driven insights, and real-time collaboration.
- This is the heart of Hexagon’s new solution offerings in the smart manufacturing space and has the potential to connect hundreds of Hexagon tools.
- Nexus allows users and the community to create, deploy and manage smart manufacturing apps, systems and processes through an open platform.
Visit the platform and create an account here https://nexus.hexagon.com/ or watch the official launch video here: