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Design to Siemens NX is an integrated product design solution that streamlines and accelerates the product development process for engineers who need to deliver innovative products in a collaborative environment.

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Design to Siemens NX is an integrated product design solution that streamlines and accelerates the product development process for engineers who need to deliver innovative products in a collaborative environment.


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Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

In my 20y of job experience I use almast the most used cad (SW, SE, Creo and NX), all of them for a minimum period of about 3y.

I can say that, in my experience, NX is the best one, is extremely userfriendly, have advanced features (I used a Mach 3 ver.) and the huge capacity to transfer file perfectly described, closed and smooth is perfect to design aesthetic appliences.

I used Teamcenter PLM, even in this case I used many ones, and I can tell you that is quite complicated to use but give you a huge volume of information and really help all the product lifecycle. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The only point that for me is not good is the price. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

For me is the best cad software Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Could realize complicated shapes for aesthetic parts that are quite impossible to realize with others softwers. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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What do you like best?

Adaptive User Interface (UI) which tracks and learns user's actions. It predicts commands user will most likely want to see and use.

Search tab is also very helpful.

DAIMLER'S option Ftool for making holes gives much more different types of holes for user to choose. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Making links could be much simpler.

Transparent "tree" would enable much more 3D space on the display. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

NX is a great CAD software and those who need a strong sheet metal design software should consider NX. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Designing stamping tools for automotive. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Director
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Syncronous modelling

Efficient surface modelling

Easy working with Large assemblies

Not sketch based CAD software Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

No option to easily create lids and grooves like Solid works Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Quick and efficient surface modelling, impressive, unprecedented quick syncronous modelling Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Particularly Quick surface modelling is amazing Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UR
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

NX nearly satisfies all the needs that I have. It's very handy for 3D design of complex systems and 2d drawings. I use NX very often in my work to make 3D models of stabilization platform. Also, to make mechanical production of my design I use either 2D drawings sheet or model-based definition features.

It is very easy to learn design in NX when you have some CAD software background. You can open a great variaty of file formats. I use NX with Teamcenter. I have to say that the harmony between these is a crucial point for my job. And it works fine most of the time. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

NX is also not a super fast CAD software just like the others. Bigger assemblies take a while to open. Sometimes matings may be hard to assign. Moreover, if you use it with Teamcenter you may have the patience of a saint. In model-based design, some deficiencies must be overcome too. Also, I work in a big institution but for small companies or students, its cost may be a bit expensive. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

NX might be a little hard to work for a beginner. After getting some experiences it may much manageable. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use NX for all my design expects. I make 3d models, 2d drawings, model-based definition, and simple analysis. NX and Teamcenter solve most of my problem, since we have to use a PLM as well. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Unlike any other 3D modeling software, Siemens NX doesn't have Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Certain drafting issues need to be more streamlined and in sync with 3D model Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It is built for access to multiple users at the same time and for parametric design and modeling. One thing to note is the cost for one seat is way too high. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am using it for surfacing and rendering and have tried use it instead of keyshot but keyshot is way better Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

the most helpful are the extra plugins that NX has. Also with those plugins you deliver the project complete Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

the first steps before you realize how those commands work Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

check all diagnostics when you make a design. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

benefits are the assembly part and the tests that you make like thermal tests Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It is best software for all kinds of modelling; surface modelling, solid modelling and sheet modelling . It is very easy to operate tools. Rendering option are best and their is no other challenger to the software in this aspect. We also do analysis and CAM operations. Anwers through analysis are very accurate to analytical values. We can also make a sequence video of assembly. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Rendering options are best but it takes too much time for resolution static image. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Hello this is best software available for you in market and you can open other existing software files also very easily in this software. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use it for modelling of diffferent parts after initial portfolio preparations. Currently I am working on aerodesign. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The easy to use interface and touch screen compatibility. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

You need a little more guidance to change the settings on Nx. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have designed parts using Nx, as well as conducted some calculations from 3D images. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

ease of use, GUI, PDW library, programming Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

not as flexible as other software, glitches here and there Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

service is nice, you should know what you are looking to achieve from the software. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

easy to manage libraries of designs, easy to organize GUI for fast work Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

NX has a great user interface which is similar to most CAD softwares making the learning curve that much easier. All the tools are arranged systematically which helps us to understand them easily. The drafting process is much easier in NX compared to other CAD softwares. This helps a new user to master the software quicker. The surfacing and sheet metal environment is much easier in NX and generates much lower errors compared to other CAD softwares. This helps improve the time for creating designs. The sheet metal environment is also great and works well with minimal errors. Another big advantage is the cost compared to SOLIDWORKS NX is significantly cheaper to purchase and maintain this is a big advantage as most CAD softwares are very expensive that it would be only purchased by organisations and not individuals. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

One big drawback is the poor assembly environment. Assembling complex models is possible but is much complicated compared to SOLIDWORKS or CATIA. NX should seriously make a huge improvement in this regard. Though NX has most features needed for CAD it still is not as equipped as other softwares in tales like multibody concepts. This is a major meanings for those who use this features and other CAD softwares. NX should bring a major update and provide advanced features to solve this issues. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

NX is a great CAD software and those who need a strong sheet metal design software should consider NX. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Designing projects like sheet metal. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Its is best mechanical software available in market, its rendering options are too good like you can give material, colour gor each part and surface of an assembly. We get option to record while assembling such that later we can explain design to our clients in more effective way. This also provides CNC programing for the tool designed. We can do all types of analysis within this software, hence CAD, CAM and CAE can be done using this software itself and reduces cost used in buying licences for different software.We can do all kinds of modelling like solid, surface, sheet modelling, drafting etc using this software. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It is a costly software. Beginners would find some difficultly in using this. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Guys this is best software compared to catia also, its function are easier and user friendly. Moreover even automobile gaints like mercedes is switching to NX from catia, so its better to add this skill in your profile. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use it for sirface and 3D modelling of parts. Currently I am working on boat design. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The sheer power of the software allows you to make almost anything. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Thread tool is woefully out of date. Only being able to hold either metric or imperial units in a part at once is crazy. Every other package can do it. Having all the tools in different areas for little to no logic. It doesn't follow conventional rules and standards that other cad packages have adopted. Error messages aren't always errors forcing you to read all the detail all the time. Simple quality of life and quick changes can be horrendous when one tool doesn't work in that particular way despite every intention of it appearing that way. It's stuck in the 1980s, unless you work in aerospace or on vehicles stay well away. There are better cheaper options out there. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Avoid. Too expensive and too much hassle unless you have decades of experience Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Pressure simulations when designing vessels has been useful and meant the first moulding was fit for purpose. Made development easier. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

NX is best software present in the market for designing. All major companies are switching to NX from catia. It is very easy to learn and work with it. It's level of rendering options cannot be found in any of the software. It has search command right on your top toolbar, where we can search all the tools very easily. We can get CNC machine program for the product. It is best for part design, assemblies, sheet metal design and surface modelling. It does take much time to load like catia. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It is a costly software. It is one step behind of catia wirh respect to surface designing and aerodynamic modelling. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Guys all companies like mercedes are upgrading themselves to NX, so I suggest you also to upgrade to NX. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I heavily use for part design, assemblies and rendering. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

3D modelling and assembly modelling are best in NX. Also the environment is also user friendly and easy adaptable for beginners. Feature recognition and constraint consideration is also remarkable in NX. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

In NX, 3D modelling is best but working on sheet metal parts a is not satisfactory. Drafting environment is also not good as modelling environment. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you are beginner for CAD modelling and drafting, then NX is best for you. Because the environment and features are quite user friendly in NX. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Problems regarding modification of different formats files are easily solved in NX by synchronous modelling . In synchronous modelling, we don't need part parameters based on which part is created. Synchronous modelling is most famous feature of NX. Finite Element Analysis in NX is also better. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Senior Engineer
Automotive
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

NX offers more powerful modeling capabilities, and is able to handle very complex geometry with ease. It is easily integrated with the Teamcenter PLM and makes it easy to control the versions Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Surface Modelling is little bit complex when compared to other Modelling softwares. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Well suited for companies that has design and manufacture in-house with a proper PLM software namely Teamcenter Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Reduces the design time by having so many Tools in it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Electronics Technician
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Comprehensive and intuitive CAD package with powerful inbuilt tools. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Requires extremely capable PC to have any hope of running the software, so now running Fusion360 instead. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Better and more polished experience than Solidworks, AutoCAD or Fusion360 but requires significantly more processing capabilities. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UM
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

NX formerly known as Unigraphics is best software where every MNC is adopting. It is best software for designing and analysis. While assembling we can make video of it, which helps to present our project inmore effective way. We can do 2D drawing, 3D modelling, surface modelling, sheet metal, drafting, rendering, CNC programming and analysis. It has vest rendering options compared to other softwares in market Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It is bit costly software. It is difficult for freshers. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Guys it is best of all softwares. Most of the softwares are good in either CAD or CAM but this software is best in both of these and rendering option are too good. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

3D modelling, 2D drawing of mechanical conponents, surface modelling, drafting, sheet metal and CNC programming Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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PANKAJ ATTREE
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Organic
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What do you like best?

the graphics quality and user interface in NX unigraphics is superb as compare to other softwares, besides this it has many other features which other software doesnt have like human dummies model. i personally like NX for designing software Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

simulation needs to be worked on bcoz there are few difficulties in mating the components in assembly otherwise its good Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

conveyor system designing and freelancer work on many projects Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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CA
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It's an very versatile CAD tool that fulfills all our requirement for designing cards and trucks Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The surface related features need a lot of improvement compared to its competitors like Catia Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It had helped me immensely in my activities of designing various components of car to the best of my capabilities Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UC
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Design to Siemens NX software is a common software used in the design engineering field to model concepts in 3D. The best feature that Design to Siemens NX software has that other comparable 3D CAD software do not have is the ability to easily do PLM analysis on models. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The thing that I dislike about Design to Siemens NX software is that it is not as user friendly as other 3D CAD software. A lot of the commands and buttons are not in intuitive places. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you are someone who is looking for an inexpensive 3D Computer Aided Design software, I would recommend trying Design to Siemens NX software, especially if you are wanting to do PLM analysis on your models. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Design to Siemens NX software can solve a lot of business problems including drafting and creating 3D CAD models to share ideas. Design to Siemens NX software is also good for doing PLM analysis. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mechanical Design Engineer
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

NX is very capable in tools and have a comprehensive set of features in 3D modelling. The Parasolid core is stable and capable of handling many complex geometries. Simulation tools are very advanced once you have taken all the time needed to learn them. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

First the price is absolutely too high for what you get. Everything cost extra in terms of licensing and some basic functions demands extra modules to work. The functionality is not much better than Solidworks or Inventor but cost many times more.

The user interface is once you learned it decent but it is a mix of new ribbons and old menus. Some dialogs are also very outdated in terms of user experience, you have no clue how to use them without googling for hours. There is also a limited source of information to find on Internet so you have to sign a license from Siemens for "Learning advantage". Very clever to make the program so difficult to use that you have to sign an extra help to understand it. At my work we are constant struggling with understanding how to work with the software and every newcomer have a steep learning curve if they are used to other more user friendly CAD software like Solidworks or Inventor.

The performance is poor and large assemblies tends to be very slow and sluggish to work with. Back in the 90's NX was known for being one of the best in terms of large assemblies but is has not developed at all since then. Multi-core CPU's and GPU cores are not utilized well and the waiting time for updating models ans drawings can be very time consuming. The Parasolid core shows it's age and belongs to another decade than more modern design software that handles advanced lightning and material surfaces much better and faster.

NX is built of Application modules and these are not working well together all the time. It is also a mix of old features and newly added replacements without good interaction. For example layers can be handled in two different ways and depending which you use the outcome will be different. Working with drawings is a nightmare in terms of user friendliness. Many basic features are confusing and counter productive to use and at the same time sometimes very slow. If you are used to make drawings in Solidworks or Inventor you will find NX to be 20 years behind in terms of effectiveness. For example Balloons and Part lists are divided into "Manual" and "Auto" and they are not compatible with each other. "Auto balloons" can not be stacked but "Manual baloons" can and so on. There is no logic behind some of the features implementation.

In general the software is stable but there are some irritating bugs here and there that you have to be aware of for every release. Siemens are not fast on fixing these and send out service packs. Sometimes the only solution is to buy "the next version" for a lot of money. Siemens really know how to make money from customers.

The compatibility to other softwares are quite poor if they are not compatible with the Parasolid core. It heavily relies on old formats such as STEP and IGES. JT format is OK but exporting and importing is time consuming not without problems. The choice of formats to import from other "Automative" softwares such as Creo or Catia is rather poor. If you work in other business NX is not very good in compatibility. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Be aware of your needs and your employees knowledge before considering buying the high price tag for NX. There are much more affordable and easier to use softwares that can do almost the same, and sometimes more, then NX which starts to show signs of outdated interface and poor user experience. If working with large assemblies you shall also do a performance check if it can handle all information and geometry well. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Electrical Plant design and layout drawings. It has a wide set of modelling features. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UM
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Option to create multiple assemblies and calculate stress Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The assembly creation takes more than 10 minutes sometimes and slows down the work Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Designing car suspension systems. Benefits are accurate shape and design Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I like its miscellaneous tools for drawing and creating new product design Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Print options should be improved in terms of visuality Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We redesigned a grocery cart for Schnucks Markets and used Siemens NX for 3-D of the design Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AN
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Cad 3d modeling and drafting is good, it has good integration with Teamcenter PLM. Has good capabilities to translate data to neutral formats like PDF, JT, Step and Parasolid. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Customizing NX is complicated just like other CAD tools. may be that will improve. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use NX extensively in our Product design and manufacturing process. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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