NX Realize Shape – Lesson 1

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Lesson 1 – Introduction


Tags: Realize Shape, Introduction, demonstration, shampoo bottle

In this introduction lesson for Realize Shape, we will briefly explain some of the background for this flexible and robust freeform modeling toolset. We will also demonstrate it’s core functionality by modeling a simple shampoo bottle.


  1. This is an excellent introduction to NX Realize Shape.

  2. Hallo!
    Very nice lesson, I just have one question:
    Where in NX 9 is the Realize Shape/Subdivision Modeling button? I’ve probably just overlooked it, but I cannot seem to find it.

    Translated by administrator

    • If you cannot find it under the surface tab as shown in the video, you may try to search for it (upper right corner in your interface). Have you tried that?

      • Yes, I have. Unless Shape Studio is the same thing, it is not there. Is it possible that my license key did not include this functionality?

        • No, you are quite right, that is not the same thing.

          Okay, there are a few possibilities to this that comes to mind. I’m not sure if either one of these are correct, but let’s give it a try:

          1. You are not in the modeling application (CTRL+M for quick access)
          2. You do not have the surface tab shown on your UI (Right click menu, and tick the Surface option)
          3. You have an incomplete installation. Did you choose automatic install, and not custom? You may consider to reinstall it then.

          If neither one of these works, we can set up a short teamviewer session, so that I can see what may cause this problem.

          • I tried reinstalling, using the custom installation. Still no Realize shape.

            Administrator note – Solved: Installed NX9 update patch

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