Inventor Nastran: CAD-embedded finite element analysis

Available only as part of the Product Design & Manufacturing Collection.

Why use Inventor Nastran?

Improve product performance

Choose from a complete portfolio of powerful study types to help you optimize your design.

Reduce warranty issues

Go beyond linear static study types and analyze the effects of recurring loads in a fatigue study.

Decrease time to market

Analyze your designs early and often right inside Inventor to reduce the number of physical prototypes.

What you can do with Inventor Nastran

Advanced material models

Include a wide variety of metals, rubber, and soft tissue material models in a single virtual simulation. (video: 4:19 min.)

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

What is Autodesk Inventor Nastran used for?

Inventor Nastran is used to reduce physical prototypes by employing a complete portfolio of advanced simulation study types on your design.

Who uses Inventor Nastran?

Inventor Nastran is made to work directly inside Inventor so that all designers and engineers will be empowered to perform simulations on their designs.

Which versions of Inventor Nastran can I use if I subscribe to the current version? 

Your Inventor Nastran subscription gives you access to install and use the 3 previous versions. Available downloads are listed in your Autodesk Account after subscribing. See also previous releases available for subscribers.

Can I install Inventor Nastran on multiple computers? 

With a subscription to Inventor Nastran software, you can install it on up to 3 computers or other devices. However, only the named user can sign in and use that software on a single computer at any given time. Please refer to the Software License Agreement for more information. 

How do I convert my Inventor Nastran free trial to a paid subscription? 

Launch your trial software and click Subscribe Now on the trial screen or buy Inventor Nastran here. When buying your subscription, enter the same email address and password combination you used to sign in to your trial. Learn more about converting a trial to a paid subscription.

How much does an Inventor Nastran subscription cost?

Inventor Nastran is available through the Product, Design, and Manufacturing Collection. The price of the Product, Design, and Manufacturing Collection subscription is  monthly, annually, or for 3 years. Please visit www.autodesk/collections/product-design-manufacturing/overview to learn more about the Product, Design, and Manufacturing Collection. If some of your users only occasionally use Inventor Nastran, consider buying tokens to access it for 24 hours at a time. Visit www.autodesk.com/flex to learn more.

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