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Simulation Mechanical vs. Autodesk Nastran In-CAD vs. Inventor Professional

Compare the features of Simulation Mechanical vs. Autodesk Nastran® In-CAD™ vs. Inventor Professional to learn which software best fits your needs. Simulation Mechanical now offers the Autodesk Nastran solver as an option for finite element analysis (FEA).

Inventor Professional* Autodesk Nastran® In-CAD* Simulation Mechanical
CAD MODEL/INTEGRATIONS
Embed into Inventor
Embed into SolidWorks
CAD file translators
CAD associativity with Inventor
CAD associativity with SolidWorks
CAD associativity with Pro/Engineer and Creo
CAD associativity with SpaceClaim
CAD associativity with Rinoceros
PREPROCESSING
Direct modeling with Inventor Fusion
Defeaturing with Inventor Fusion
Inventor parameters integration
Extensive materials library
2D, beam, and plate modeling
Automatic surface meshing
Automatic Tetrahedral meshing
Automatic Hexa-dominant meshing
Automatic midplane meshing
Pressure vessel design and meshing
CONTACT MODELING
Rigid bonding
Welded contact
Surface contact with friction
Sliding contact without separation
Separation contact without sliding
Shrink fit contact (with or without sliding)
Thermal contact (with or without resistance)
HEAT TRANSFER
Steady-state heat transfer
Transient heat transfer
LINEAR STRUCTURAL
Static stress
Fatigue
Natural frequency (modal)
Modal with load stiffening
Response spectrum
Random vibration
Frequency response
Transient stress (modal superposition/direct integration)
Critical buckling load
Dynamic design analysis method
NONLINEAR STRUCTURAL
Large displacement
Nonlinear material models
Flexible and rigid body motion
Nonlinear buckling
Dynamic nonlinear analysis (MES)
MULTIPHYSICS
Thermal-structural coupling
Fluid-thermal coupling**
Fluid-structural coupling
Electrostatics-structural
Electrostatics-thermal (joule-heating effect)
Simulation CFD interoperability
Simulation Moldflow interoperability
POST PROCESSING
Contour display
Vector display
Isoline and isosurface display
Custom result types
Stress linearization
Slice planes
Mirror planes
3D visualization for 2D, plate, and beam
Customizable presentations
Animations
Image and CSV file export
Custom reporting (PDF, HTML, Word)
GENERAL
Parallel Windows solvers
Vault data management interoperability
Showcase interoperability
Recurdyn interoperability
Flexible cloud solving***
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 * Some features within this product offer partial capability.

 ** Fully coupled fluid/thermal analyses can be performed by CFD alone, where temperature affects convective flow and vice versa (so iterative solving is necessary).

 *** Only availble in Simulation Flex and Simulation Moldflow Flex.