With the addition of Autodesk Nastran In-CAD software to the Product Design & Manufacturing Collection, Autodesk Nastran In-CAD has become available to a much larger user base of all skill levels. This class will demonstrate common modeling errors and how best to detect and correct them using built-in tools and industry-standard methods. Additionally, we will discuss best practices for Autodesk Nastran In-CAD usage.
- Understand what a bad model is and how to detect it
- Learn which parameters can be used to isolate an error in a model
- Learn best practices for modeling and results interpretation
- Learn the workflow to isolate and correct modeling issues
John Holtz started performing simulation in 1989, back when it was known as finite element analysis. Over the years and through 3 different employers, he has designed and analyzed furnaces, stacks, and material handling equipment for the steel industry. Such analyses included stress, vibration, heat transfer, and fluid flow (computational fluid dynamics). Holtz also worked for Algor and Autodesk, Inc., doing technical support, writing the user's guide, and designing the software. He is back with Autodesk doing technical support for the Simulation software products. Although computers and software have evolved since he started, the basic principles of simulation have not changed that much. Holtz looks forward to sharing his knowledge of the process with the audience.
David Weinberg is currently a Senior Software Developer for Autodesk and was the former President/CEO and Founder NEi Software from 1991 to 2014 until the acquisition of NEi by Autodesk in May 2014. He was the primary developer for NEi Nastran and currently leads the team of developers for the widely consumed Autodesk Nastran product. He also developed the Autodesk Nastran in-CAD product while at NEi. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He has over 30 years’ experience in FEA simulation working both as a user for several large Aerospace companies and as a developer.