Autodesk® Nastran® In-CAD
CAD-embedded finite element analysis software
Autodesk® Nastran® In-CAD, a CAD-embedded general purpose finite element analysis (FEA) tool powered by the Autodesk® Nastran® solver, offers a wide-range of simulation spanning across multiple analysis types. It delivers high-end simulation in a CAD-embedded workflow so engineers and analysts can make great products.
- Surface contact :
Accurately simulate and model parts with different kinds of contact, such as sliding, friction, and welding.
- Linear buckling :
Analyze structures, such as columns and beams, for catastrophic failure under certain loading conditions.
- Automated drop test :
Automate projectile impact and virtual drop tests for phones, laptops, and many other products.
- Frame Generator idealization :
Select which structural members will be automatically idealized as beams.
- Impact analysis :
Solve impact events and drop testing of all types of nonlinearities at the same time.
- Frequency response :
Determine the structural harmonic response, based on frequency-dependent loads.
- Bolt and connection :
Easily mesh models, and run the solver for bolts and connections analyses.
- Static fatigue :
Determine the durability of structures under repeated loading, including low- and high-cycle fatigue.
- Automatic midplane mesher :
Idealize thin solid models as a shell.
- Heat transfer :
Avoid assembly failure due to high thermal stress.
What’s new in Autodesk Nastran In-CAD 2018
The 2018 release of Autodesk® Nastran® In-CAD finite element analysis (FEA) software includes interoperability with Autodesk CFD and response spectrum analysis.
- Autodesk CFD interoperability :
Import data from Autodesk CFD, and apply thermal and fluid pressure results.
- Response spectrum analysis :
Analyze earthquake and wind loading.