This high-end simulation technology is offered as a value-enhanced package so you can obtain accurate results for complex simulations. Autodesk Nastran is the integrated solving platform for Autodesk mechanical simulation offerings.
Proven and recognized FEA technology
Computational accuracy is foremost and fundamental in a solver design. Robust software design, development methodology, and architecture avoid compromises and preserve solver precision. The Autodesk Nastran reputation for accuracy is assured by comprehensive validation with each new release and decades of real-world application history. It has achieved this level of acceptance because of its precision and the fidelity of its analysis results.
An extensive verification program and documentation set using NAFEMS and other published benchmarks helps ensure accurate solutions. Over 5,000 test problems are verified for each software release to assure consistency as well as numerous improvement updates unique to Nastran that result in unprecedented precision.
Pre- and post-processor compatibility
Autodesk Nastran is compatible with pre- and post-processors that read Nastran data files, such as Siemens® Femap®, MSC® Patran®, and Altair® Hypermesh®—providing engineers and analysts the flexibility to use the Nastran solver and it’s advanced capabilities with their preferred pre- and post-processors.
Scalability for future simulation needs
The Autodesk Nastran platform easily expands to additional solution types through third-party add-ons, so you can perform tasks required now and in the future with capabilities that grow with your needs. Eliminate the need to adopt a whole new FEA platform as your analysis and simulation needs become more sophisticated.
Real-time analysis and results
Real-time analysis gives engineers greater control over their FEA models and results. Features such as advanced editing, context-sensitive input, and dynamic help greatly increase productivity and results reliability from the start.
Built-in tools such as the trade study generator and parameter optimization give users quick insight into the effects of design changes. Real‑time results are displayed through an integrated results processor, so users can visualize results as they are generated during the solution sequence. These features combine to make Autodesk Nastran an indispensable solver for engineers and analysts alike.
Packaging and availability
The ease of doing business becomes a valuable factor in enabling engineers and analysts to make great products. Autodesk Nastran works with multiple pre- and post-processors; allows for multicore deployment; and offers regional and global usage rights for ease of deployment. Worldwide access to Autodesk’s comprehensive engineering tools makes Nastran easily obtainable. Nastran delivers high-end simulation technology to help you obtain accurate results for complex simulations.
Linear static analysis
Transient heat transfer
Steady state heat transfer
General (supported in all solutions)
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