Femap is an advanced engineering analysis environment.
It is cost effective, both CAD and solver neutral, and has
become the world’s most popular engineering analysis
environment for FEA users. It is widely used by the world’s
leading engineering organizations and consultants to model
complex products, systems and processes, including satellites,
aircraft, defense, automotive vehicles, electronics, heavy
construction equipment, lift cranes,marine vessels and
Femap and NEi Nastran are highly integrated and can be
sold together as a bundled solution. But more than this,
being open to all solvers, Femap demonstrates the power and
value as a core analysis tool. Femap is CAD independent
and both leverages the Siemens Parasolid® software modeling
kernel that allows direct access to Parasolid data for surface and
solid modeling in addition to providing advanced geometric
tools necessary to access non-Parasolid geometry.
From advanced beam modeling, mid-surface extraction and hex
meshing, to robust CAD import and idealization, Femap gives you
unparalleled model control and flexibility with a broad range of
loads,materials, analysis types and visualization options.
CAD access and geometry handling
||Femap offers neutral CAD support that allows the analyst or engineer access to any kind of CAD data. Femap leverages the Parasolid® modeling kernel that allows direct access to Parasolid data for surface and solid modeling, and provides robust advanced geometric tools necessary to access non-Parasolid geometry. Femap works well with imported geometry, and there are numerous tools available to clean up geometry and remove unwanted detail including automatic sliver elimination, solid stitching and manual and automatic feature suppression.
Versatile modeling and visualization tools
||Femap includes an impressive array of versatile modeling and
visualization tools to aid FE model creation and verification prior to
the analysis including easier-to-use dynamic viewing and color
modification and management of view options and entities. Also
available are unique model creation tools that allow 3D hex meshing,
and multi- and mid-surface modeling and eshing.The depth of the
model setup tools allows easier setup for material and property
definitions, quick and easy load and boundary condition definition, and a
flexible loading definition methodology for heat transfer and advanced
dynamic analyses. Also unique to Femap are more advanced methods
of defining loads that can be equation or function based.
Ease of use and work process efficiency
||Designed specifically for a native Windows environment, Femap offers comprehensive analysis functionality that is easy to use and quick to
learn. Particular features that help to promote usability and efficiency
include dynamic viewing, color and screen management, multiple model
access, multiple undo steps and all within a user friendly and intuitive
interface based on the latest Windows look and feel.
Femap offers more complete results processing functionality, including
in-depth easy-to-use contour plot options, and tools to enable quick
and efficient understanding of the behavior of the system under
analysis. Additional tools include time animations, streamlines, grid
point force balance, free body diagrams with easy data selection for
XY plots and easy setup of pass/fail criteria plots.
Powerful customization tools
Femap offers an application programming interface (API).This is a full featured
Basic development environment which can be accessed
directly from within the user interface. This API, provides direct access to all Femap objects and functionality, and the Basic engine can interface with other programs such as Word and Excel.
Femap’s API is not proprietary and can be leveraged with an understanding of standard visual Basic programming knowledge and protocol.
If you would like to learn more about Femap, please click here to download our Product Brochure .