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autodesk nastran in cad 2019 badgeGet your product to market faster and eliminate the need for physical testing. Make use of digital prototyping with Autodesk Nastran In-CAD which is now included in the Autodesk Product Design & Manufacturing Collection.

Nastran In-CAD is a fully integrated simulation product that integrates with Inventor for seamless transfer of CAD models into a CAE environment.  Allowing simulation in the comfort of the Inventor environment and making retesting on design optimisations hassle free.

The Nastran solver was originally developed by NASA late in the 1960’s and is one of the industries most trusted solver technologies available on today’s market.  Nastran is capable of linear and nonlinear analysis and includes an extensive list of materials including plastics, composites and metals. 

nastran in cad overview

Deliver detailed reports on any of these analyses:

  • Linear statics
  • Buckling
  • Prestress static and normal modes
  • Linear steady state heat transfer
  • Composites
  • Assembly modelling with contact
  • Thermal stress
  • Nonlinear statistics
  • Nonlinear transient heat transfer
  • Nonlinear steady state heat transfer
  • Random response
  • Frequency response
  • Linear and nonlinear transient response
  • Advanced nonlinear and Hyperelastic materials
  • Automated impact analysis and drop test

Nastran has multiple surface contact options to accurately represent part relationships within assemblies.  Connectors such as bolts which are fast to setup and solve faster than having the bolt solid geometry in the design.

Some more recent feature additions include response spectrum analysis and Autodesk CFD interoperability.  In short, the addition of Nastran brings powerful simulation options to the already impressive list of solutions in the Autodesk Product Design & Manufacturing Collection.

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Nastran In-CAD Key Features

Linear Buckling

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Easily verify whether a part will buckle before passing the material yield point.  Easily transfer a linear stress analysis to a linear buckling analysis without having to repeat all the steps for setup.

Thermal Stress Analysis

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Use Nastran in CAD to analyse stress loads with consideration of thermal heat transfer.  Consider thermal expansion and how it affects products being analysed.

 Full Integration

Nastran intergration

Nastran in CAD is fully integrated into Autodesk Inventor meaning that users can simulate models with the familiar CAD product layout.  No need for export/import workflows and rework after changes to a design, just simply update the model.

 Nastran Solver

Nastran solver

Make use of the world class and NAFEMS approved Nastran solver to analyse a multitude of scenarios.  Autodesk has improved their Nastran solver over many years of to provide an accurate and reliable analysis solution.  Nastran helps users to get their product to market faster than ever before.

 Impact analysis

Nastran impact analysis

Use impact analysis to solve drop test scenarios as well as incremental impact over multiple time steps.  Get results of impact without having to make and physically test the product

 Static Fatigue

Nastran static fatigue

Utilise a static fatigue test product under multiple load cycles to obtain its life expectancy.  Take a static stress analysis and fatigues settings to find out where a part is most likely to fail.

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