I have to comment on this. I started moving from NX 12 from NX 9 and committed myself to adopting an open mind about learning the new interface layout. I decided to give it a chance. Well, my final conclusion is that it is awkward at best. I could do anything I wanted with the NX 9 menus and do it quickly. The final menus that I came up with in NX 12 are a compromise, at best. I put up with them. In my opinion, the whole new menu scheme relied too much upon a single goal, taking unused buttons off of the screen. The menus in NX 9 were effortless. The new system, even now that I am familiar with it, is just simply in my way. That to me means the programmers missed their mark.