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CAD-embedded finite element analysis software

Access finite element analysis (FEA) tools for engineers and analysts. Autodesk® Nastran® In-CAD software now includes the Autodesk® Nastran® Solver and is available only in the Product Design & Manufacturing Collection.

Autodesk Nastran In-CAD features

  • Autodesk Nastran solver

    Use robust and accurate CAD embedded analysis capabilities.  
    (video: 1:45 min.)

  • Inventor integration

    Go beyond the linear static studies in Inventor with embedded FEA technology.
    (video: 1:34 min.)

  • Automated drop test

    Automate projectile impact and virtual drop tests for phones, laptops, and many other products. (video: 1:44 min.)

  • Advanced material models

    Model metals, rubber, and soft tissue in a single virtual test. (video: 4:18 min.)

  • Linear statics

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

  • Normal modes

    Resolve problems with noise and vibrations.

  • Autodesk CFD interoperability

    Import data from Autodesk CFD, and apply thermal and fluid pressure results.
    (video: 45 sec.)

  • Response spectrum analysis

    Analyze earthquake and wind loading.
    (video: 1:10 min.)

  • Automatic midplane mesher

    Idealize thin solid models as a shell.
    (video: 1:07 min.)

  • Frame Generator idealization

    Select which structural members will be automatically idealized as beams.
    (video: 2:12 min.)

  • Heat transfer

    Avoid assembly failure due to high thermal stress. (video: 2:31 min.)

  • Linear buckling

    Analyze structures, such as columns and beams, for catastrophic failure under certain loading conditions. (video: 40 sec.).

  • Static fatigue

    Determine the durability of structures under repeated loading, including low- and high-cycle fatigue.

  • Bolt and connection

    Easily mesh models, and run the solver for bolts and connections analyses.

  • Impact analysis

    Solve impact events and drop testing of all types of nonlinearities at the same time.

  • Surface contact

    Accurately simulate and model parts with different kinds of contact, such as sliding, friction, and welding.

  • Frequency response

    Determine the structural harmonic response, based on frequency-dependent loads.

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