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Compare Autodesk Nastran In-CAD vs. Inventor

Compare the simulation features in Autodesk® Nastran® In-CAD and Inventor software. Autodesk Nastran In-CAD is available only as part of the Product Design & Manufacturing Collection which also includes Inventor.

  • Finite element analysis (FEA) software with CAD integration for engineers and analysts.

    Use for:

    • Professional-grade simulation analysis
    • Virtual prototyping of CAD designs

    What it does:

    • Basic and advanced FEA
    • Analysis of advanced material models
    • Automated drop test and impact analyses
    • Model optimization with automatic midplane meshing and beam modeling

    Licensing:

    • Single-user
    • Multi-user (networked)

    Includes:

  • Create 3D product designs with professional-grade design and engineering tools.

    Use for:

    • Making 3D parts and assemblies
    • Building and analyzing complete mechanical systems
    • Developing DWG™ drawings for fabrication and assembly

    What it does:

    Design

    • 3D mechanical design
    • Sheet metal design
    • Electrical systems design
    • Tube and pipe design
    • Design documentation

    Simulation

    • Finite element analysis
    • Dynamic Simulation

    Licensing:

    • Single-user
    • Multi-user (networked) licenses available

    Includes:

    • Inventor Connected Design on A360

NASTRAN is a registered trademark of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.