This class is a practical introduction to using Autodesk Nastran In-CAD. Students will become familiar with the user interface and workflow, revisit core concepts in FEA, and perform stress analysis on a handful of everyday designs. With a few simple exercises, students will become comfortable and familiar with Nastran In-CAD. In each exercise, a new design will be introduced. Together, the class will use Nastran to set up a load case and analyse the resultant stress. After this, changes will be made to the design (geometry, materials) or the load case (forces, constraints), and the analysis will be repeated. By the end of the session, students should be as comfortable using Nastran for basic stress analysis as they are with Inventor's native stress analysis tool.