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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…

Quick Freebody Example

The Freebody tool in Femap enables the viewing of internal loads in a finite element model.  This is convenient when trying to capture the load as it passes through a part or assembly.  Freebodies will show either forces and/ or moments.  For solids, you can only view forces in the Tx/Ty/Tz…