Autodesk Nastran IN-CAD - CAD-embedded finite element analysis software

Autodesk® Nastran® In-CAD software, a general-purpose finite element analysis (FEA) tool for engineers and analysts, offers a range of simulation powered by the Autodesk Nastran solver


Autodesk Nastran In-CAD features


Open and Integrated Experience

Inventor integration - Use Autodesk Nastran In-CAD within Inventor 3D CAD software

SOLIDWORKS integration - Blend with your SOLIDWORKS environment

Autodesk Nastran In-CAD solver - Use robust and accurate In-CAD analysis capabilities

Advance Analysis

Frequency response - Determine the structural harmonic response

Impact analysis - Solve impact events and drop testing

Normal modes - Reduce the impact of vibration

Prestress normal modes - Examine stiffness-influenced natural frequencies

Random vibration fatigue - Evaluate long-term structural robustness

Nonlinear static and transient response - Explore dynamic responses to dynamic loads

Automated drop test - Automate projectile impact and virtual drop tests

Surface contact - Explore natural interactions between parts

Efficient Modeling

Automatic midplane mesher - Idealize thin solid models as shell

Frame Generator idealization - Automatic beam idealization for Frame Generator

Beam modeling - Use cross-section or geometry optimization

Bolt and connection - Solve accurately with fewer elements

Linear, stress, and thermal analysis

Static fatigue - Determine the durability of structures

Heat transfer - Avoid assembly failure due to high thermal stress

Linear buckling - Examine structures for sudden failure modes

Linear statics - Determine stress, strain, and deformation