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FEA software with CAD integration

Autodesk® Nastran® In-CAD finite element analysis (FEA) software uses Autodesk Nastran solver and integrates with compatible software to simulate real-world behavior. Solve engineering challenges before you begin manufacturing.

NASTRAN is a registered trademark of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. SOLIDWORKS is a registered trademark of Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corporation.

Advanced analysis

  • Frequency response

    Determine the structural harmonic response. (video: 2:02 min.)

  • Impact analysis

    Solve impact events and drop testing. (video: 1:50 min.)

  • Normal modes

    Reduce the impact of vibration. (video: 3:02 min.)

  • Prestress normal modes

    Examine stiffness-influenced natural frequencies. (video: 2:18 min.)

  • Random vibration fatigue

    Evaluate long-term structural robustness. (video: 3:39 min.)

  • Nonlinear static and transient response

    Explore dynamic responses to dynamic loads. (video: 3:13 min.)

  • Automated drop test

    Automate projectile impact and virtual drop tests. (video: 1:45 min.)

  • Surface contact

    Explore natural interactions between parts. (video: 1:34 min.)

  • Advanced material models

    Model metals, rubber, and soft tissue. (video: 4:19 min.)

  • Composites

    Easily handle complex ply data.

  • Transient response

    Determine structure responses through time. (video: 1:46 min.)

  • Random response

    Analyze structural response to random loading. (video: 2:28 min.)

Open and integrated experience

  • Inventor integration

    Go beyond basic analysis with Inventor. (video: 1:35 min.)

  • SOLIDWORKS integration

    Perform more advanced analysis. (video: 3:54 min.)

  • Autodesk Nastran solver

    Get accurate results from advanced analysis. (video: 1:47 min.)

Efficient modeling

  • New

    Automatic midplane mesher

    Idealize thin solid models as shell. (video: 1:08 min.)

  • New

    Frame Generator idealization

    Automatic beam idealization for Frame Generator. (video: 2:13 min.)

  • Beam modeling

    Use cross-section or geometry optimization. (video: 3:30 min.)

  • Bolt and connection

    Solve accurately with fewer elements. (video: 50 sec.)

Linear, stress, and thermal analysis

  • Static fatigue

    Determine the durability of structures. (video: 1:16 min.)

  • Heat transfer

    Avoid assembly failure due to high thermal stress. (video: 2:32 min.)

  • Linear buckling

    Examine structures for sudden failure modes. (video: 41 sec.)

  • Linear statics

    Determine stress, strain, and deformation. (video: 1:35 min.)