Edge Software have released Femap version 10 software for shipping to customers across Australia ans New Zealand. Femap is a PC-based CAE modeling solution and the finite element analysis (FEA) component of the Velocity Series portfolio.
The Femap version 10 release helps users create FEA models from CAD data easily and quickly through new meshing features. Femap version 10 provides the following pre- and post-processing benefits to CAE analysts.
Since FE meshing is central to the whole simulation process, Femap version 10 introduces new meshers. The latest release automates current meshing technology while adding new interactive meshing with live model and element checking functionality. New remeshing and mesh quality functionality is now centralised within the user interface. This improves workflows and makes it easier to consistently and accurately produce CAE models for analysis.
Mesh shell models faster, a new mid-surfacing method simplifies and speeds shell model creation for sheet metal structures.
Femap is integrated with NX, Nastran and both support 64-bit Windows. This enables more access to random access memory (RAM) for pre-processing and solving much larger multi-million node models. The Femap version 10 provides strengthened NX Nastran solver integration support, including axisymmetric quad and tria elements, new weld and fastener extensions, linear and glued contact extensions. RPC Technologies Australia was able to use these enhanced features to speed their analysis.