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Autodesk Nastran In-CAD


Delivering CAD-embedded advanced finite element analysis

Use advanced mechanical simulation directly in your CAD system with the industry-trusted Autodesk Nastran solver

Autodesk® Nastran® is an industry-recognised, general purpose Finite Element Analysis (FEA) solver known for its accuracy in analysing linear and nonlinear stress, dynamics, and heat transfer characteristics of structures and mechanical components. The solver works with any Nastran compatible pre- and post-processor and offers real-time results and changes in solution parameters while solving – enabling users to identify and fix issues earlier in simulations. This high-end simulation technology is offered as a valueenhanced package so you can obtain accurate results for complex simulations. Autodesk Nastran is the integrated solving platform for Autodesk mechanical simulation offerings and is a part of Autodesk’s Digital Prototyping solutions.

Autodesk Nastran In-CAD delivers powerful FEA technology while keeping the familiarity, ease-of-use, integration, and associativity of your system:

  • Ease-of-use for Autodesk Inventor and SolidWorks users - Autodesk Nastran In-CAD eliminates the need for multiple single-platform simulation technologies by embedding advanced FEA technology directly into Autodesk® Inventor® software and SolidWorks®, enabling its solid and surface modeling capabilities to provide FEA pre- and post-processing.
  • Familiar interface and workflow - A single window CAD/FEA experience provides the same look and feel, menu, and tree-type structures of your CAD system when you develop your FEA model—enabling a workflow conducive to frequent use of simulation for small changes to products that you typically couldn’t make before.
  • Integrated with powerful CAD model translation - Reduce your learning curve and maintain your productivity by eliminating compatibility issues arising from importing CAD models into different FEA platforms. Rapidly explore how design iterations perform without re-creating the setup with each modification.
  • True geometry associativity - Part geometry data is accessed directly through your CAD system and features true geometry associativity, so you can easily make changes to your model without having to duplicate work for validation. Explore what-if scenarios easily with full associativity of FEA and CAD data, and validate concepts.

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