Femap v11.3.2 released!

Femap v11.3.2 released!

Note: See my Femap v11.3.1 release information post for my recommended upgrade process. Femap 11.3.2 has been released as of 9/13/16.  Since this is a 11.3.X release, no licensing file/ dongle updates are required.  Notably, this latest version include: NX Nastran V11.0 API can now “attach” ABAQUS results, Femap Neutral Output FNOs,…

2016 FEMAP Symposium – Florida

2016 FEMAP Symposium – Florida

Structural Design and Analysis has announced that they have partnered with Piper Aircraft to host a FEMAP Symposium at their facilities in Vero Beach, Florida.  The symposium will include: A roundtable and in-depth look into what’s new in FEMAP 11.3.1 with the FEMAP development team FEMAP Tutorials: Building detailed models…

Femap 11.3.1 is now available

Femap 11.3.1 is now available

Femap 11.3.1 is now available on the Siemens download site.  You will need a webkey to access.  Among the new features and corrections for things I’ve personally experienced: Time to mesh surfaces with many holes has gone way down Fixed some causes of nodes failing to display Fixed “FEMAP not…

Femap v11.3 Released!

Femap v11.3 Released!

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 and Accel1 Nastran cards

Working with ACCEL1 cards?  Getting NX Nastran fatal SYSTEM FATAL MESSAGE 3094 (SSGSLT)? Femap recently came out with support with ACCEL1 cards.  This started with v11.2.  Nastran ACCEL1 cards are great for applying localized nodal acceleration as a boundary condition.  Alternatively, GRAV cards (body acceleration) can be used, but they have a…

Femap Graphics and AMD Firepros {updated 9/14/17}

Femap Graphics and AMD Firepros {updated 9/14/17}

In the recommended hardware section of Learning Femap, I recommend the use of workstation graphics cards such as the AMD Firepro or Nvidia Quadro lines.  You may have also seen recommendations such as these: https://community.plm.automation.siemens.com/t5/Femap-Blog/Which-Graphics-Card-Should-I-Buy/ba-p/24107 I can no longer recommend using certain AMD Firepro cards with Femap.  There is a unresolved…