This lab will focus on getting started with Autodesk Nastran In-CAD software inside of Inventor 2016 software. Participants should have an understanding of finite element analysis (FEA) and the preferred participants are currently using FEA in their jobs. We will explore the Ribbon, Browser, and different analysis types. We will have a few workflows for basic users that are looking to crest the initial hurdle when learning new software, as well as a few examples for the more advanced users who are familiar with FEA software.
- Learn about FE model setup and analysis
- Learn about results and post-processing
- Learn about FE model setup with advanced analysis types
- Learn about advanced results and post-processing
Based in Lake Oswego, Oregon, Andrew Sears is a quality assurance engineer working on Autodesk Nastran In-CAD software. He was designing heavy equipment for the mining and aggregate industries for 6 years before coming to Autodesk, Inc., in 2011. He has spent most of his time designing assemblies with over 10,000 parts, so he brings some practical knowledge of designing large assemblies and creating simulations. Andrew is well connected to the engineering community in the Portland Metro area and has been president of the local Inventor User Group for over 6 years.