Siemens has released Femap version 11.3 as of early this week. If you are a current customer, head to the usual location for the download: http://download.industrysoftware.automation.siemens.com (opens in new window).
A FREE webinar from the author of Learning Femap is available here.
Here is a reprint of the official bulletin.
Dear FEMAP Customer:
We are pleased to inform you that FEMAP v11.3 has been released. FEMAP v11.3 DVDs will be shipped shortly to FEMAP Maintenance Customers. FEMAP v11.3 is also available for download from the GTAC download server, in the FEMAP – Full Product Releases section. FEMAP v11.3 contains numerous new features and several important bug fixes.
FEMAP 11.3 is the latest user-focused release of FEMAP containing many features and enhancements requested by our users worldwide. The latest version introduces new Draw/Erase functionality to dynamically choose entities to only “Draw” in the graphics window or “Erase” from the graphics window, which may be helpful when operating on a complex model. The new “Max Quads” option available when surface meshing will minimize the number of triangular elements created when meshing with quadrilateral elements. Selection of element faces for creation of loads or connection regions has been overhauled to offer new capabilities when using certain methods and allow use of multiple selection methods during the face selection process. On the Post-Processing side, the “Vector” Contour Style has been changed to “Arrow”, which now uses the Contour output vector as a “base vector” to automatically determine the type of arrow(s), select additional output vector(s), and choose appropriate options for display. Finally, results in an ABAQUS ODB file may now be “attached” and used for post-processing.
Complete details of the new features and bug fixes in FEMAP v11.3 (as well as all releases back to v10.0) can be found in the /pdf/readme.pdf file that is installed with FEMAP v11.3.
Thank you for your ongoing support of the FEMAP product.
The FEMAP Team