Essig PLM’s Nexa solution offers comprehensive out-of-the-box functionality without costly and lengthy customization. Nexa is flexible to adapt to the way you do business and scalable to grow at your pace.
Nexa provides a reliable, scalable solution for product development enabling companies to manage complex products, processes and multi-site collaboration. Product Data Management (PDM) is at the heart of Nexa’s PLM capabilities, laying the foundation for delivering a comprehensive Bill of Information that provides visibility into all product related information.
Nexa offers a CAD agnostic approach to data management. Coupled with the ability to manage complex CAD hierarchies, it delivers a consistent end user experience regardless of the CAD application. Configurable with out-of-the-box features and capabilities, it supports SMBs and global, multi-site organizations.
Essig PLM realizes that there are still thousands of companies producing products and providing critical supply chain components that either haven’t taken their first steps with PDM / PLM or have invested in and outgrown software solutions or have been acquired and are in need of an alternative approach. Nexa is your first step or next step in addressing data management requirements, process improvements, configuration management and getting control of your product data.
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NEXA OVERVIEW DATASHEET
Benefits realized by customers include:
- Accelerated time-to-market
- Streamlined product release processes
- Reduced project costs
- Improved product quality
- Distributed design and manufacturing
- Traceability for compliance purposes
- Enhanced customer, partner and employee collaboration
Introduction to Nexa:
Nexa is free to download and use
Download Nexa as a trial, proof of concept or for departmental use of up to five (5) users.
Nexa Quick Start Guide
Microsoft SQL Server Database OR Windows SQL Server Express 2014 – 2019
Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) 2004+
Nexa Quick Start Guide
Version 2.0.0 Server, Web Application Installers, Installation Guide and User Guide
CAD Connectors for Nexa
Version 2.0.0 for SolidWorks 2022, 2021, 2020; Inventor 2022, 2021, 2020; AutoCAD 2022, 2021, 2020; NX 1926, 1899, 12; and Creo 7.0 or 6.0*
*If interested in Creo, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Requires End User to own the PTC Creo Toolkit.
How many users are included in the free trial?
5 PLM Users
1 CAD User
How long can Nexa be used for free?
What happens at the end of the year?
The temporary key will expire, a new key will need to be requested.
What if I need to support more than 5 users?
What if I need more than 1 CAD Connector?
How do I install Nexa?
Nexa is easy to install, configure and use. A Nexa Installation Guide is included with the download of the Nexa trial. You may also refer to the video: How to install ProductCenter Nexa and the Nexa Connectors
What databases are supported?
SQL Server or SQL Server Express
What CAD Packages are supported?
Solidworks, Inventor, AutoCAD, NX and Creo
How do I create new users?
Please refer to the Nexa video: How to manage users, groups and permissions
Is support available as a free Nexa user?
Email support is available at email@example.com
What browsers does Nexa support?
Chrome, Edge, Firefox
What operating systems does Nexa support?
Windows 10 Anniversary Update or newer Windows Server 2016-2019
Essig PLM has launched a Nexa YouTube Channel for curated video tutorials to support our Nexa User Community.
Subscribe to our channel to learn more and keep up to date with Video Tutorials highlighting Nexa capabilities, features and use cases.
As a pioneer in the PDM solution space, Essig PLM has decades of experience in developing, implementing and supporting PDM and PLM solutions for end users around the world.
Contact us to learn more firstname.lastname@example.org.
Below you will find more information on each Nexa PLM component with links to data sheets on the individual product modules that make up these solutions.
- Secure, distributed vaulting
- Data access across the Web
- Comprehensive version and revision control
- User Customized Web Portals
- Viewable file generation
- Automated legacy data capture
Lean more about our Document Management Product Modules:
- In-depth application integration
- PLM within native CAD interface
- Hierarchy explorer to explode and explore product configurations
- Quick data query and extraction
Learn more about our Design Integration Product Modules:
- Comprehensive release management
- Advanced bills of material management
- Centralized and synchronized enterprise product data
- Process automation including document approvals and release
- Email notification
- Engineering change management
- Regulatory compliance
- On-line collaboration sessions
- Advanced 3D visualization
- Meeting results captured and linked to file original in Nexa
Nexa Bill of Information
The biggest gains to be achieved in next generation Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) implementations will be seen by companies that adopt a Bill of Information (BOI) approach which enables the real-time management and reporting from the entire compilation of information at any point along a product’s lifecycle – from concept through retirement.
Product companies use the term Bill of Materials (BOM) to describe the components that once assembled, represent a finished product. However, the BOM does not describe how the idea became a product which generated revenue.
With Nexa, Essig PLM uses the tern Bill of Information. Like our DNA, the Nexa BOI serves as a comprehensive “blue print” for all of the information about the product, its relationships, and dependencies including the Bill of Materials (BOM) definition.
The Nexa BOI captures the entire data set required for design, testing, manufacture, delivery, sale, and support of a product throughout its lifecycle. Having all of this information available allows very tailored and specific pieces of information to be presented to various users, groups, departments and suppliers for example.
The Nexa BOI will enhance your competitive edge by:
- Streamlining product data and processes
- Reducing development cycle times
- Improving the quality and reliability of the release to manufacturing and time to market
Read More on the Bill of Information:
The Comprehensive Bill of Information
Companies that adopt a Bill of Information (BOI) approach with their Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) implementations will achieve the biggest gains. The BOI enables the real-time management and reporting from the entire collection of information at any point along a product’s lifecycle – from concept through retirement.
Essig PLM, Inc.’s white paper, The Comprehensive Bill of Information, provides insight into the fundamental concepts that make up a BOI, which serves as the “blueprint” that describes your finished product. To fully define your company’s intellectual property it is essential to capture, document and retain the BOI.
- Consolidated enterprise product data
- XML-based data exchange
- Web-based information portals
- Custom solutions