PRODUCT Lifecycle Management Australasia (plm) is overseeing a major free software upgrade following the termination by UGS of its OEM contract with MSC Software.
The free upgrade extends to all current users of MSC. Nastran for Windows (a product based on UGS' Femap product and previously sold by MSC) to UGS' own Femap with NX Nastran analysis solution. plm is the authorised distributor for UGS in Australia and NZ.
The move results from the decision by UGS to terminate the OEM agreement that allowed MSC.Software to bundle Femap with MSC.Nastran. MSC can no longer provide Femap inside MSC.Nastran for Windows, nor offer upgrades.
UGS decided to terminate the contract due to MSC's consistent failure to deliver upgrades to customers on a timely basis.
Users who take advantage of the free software upgrade offer will receive Femap 9.1 and NX Nastran 4.0 immediately and all future updates in a timely fashion.
This offer enables Femap-based product users to protect their existing investment in Femap and increase productivity through the latest enhancements.
Femap 9.1 contains significant enhancements in automation and solution accuracy.
NX Nastran 4.0 offers new and unique analysis capabilities such as linear contact and a fast iterative solver.
The offer includes immediate support but is subject to the purchase of a 12-month maintenance agreement, which would commence after the expiration or termination of any current maintenance agreements.
This offer is available for a limited time.