Femap Version 9.3 is the latest release of UGS' robust pre and post processor for engineering FEA. Femap is known for its tight integration with Nastran(R), in particular UGS' own NX(R) Nastran solver. This latest version of Femap continues a 20-year history of productivity and functionality improvements aimed directly at dedicated engineers and analysts.
"One of Femap's strengths is its depth of integration with the Nastran solvers," said Bill McClure, vice president, UGS Velocity Series. "This new release serves to significantly increase Femap's support of Nastran functionality as well as expand user interface extensions and enhancements to modeling capabilities."
Femap Version 9.3 enhancements add significant new modeling functionality and expand Nastran support and integration through the following:
-- new methods of applying loads through data surfaces,
-- bolt preload modeling,
-- support for a new dynamic design analysis method (DDAM) for shock spectrum analysis,
-- increased support for dynamics analysis, in particular complex modes and rotor dynamics, as well as substructuring using superelements, new linear contact options, and fluid modeling using the virtual mass fluid modeling,
-- new composite layup modeling interface that allows easy set up of composite plies with interactive calculation of equivalent laminate properties,
-- expanded data surface capability to include 1-, 2- and 3-D data surfaces that allow results data transfer to another model for subsequent analysis,
-- further extensions to the user interface, in particular the Model Info tree,
-- new capability to expand geometric surfaces to solids,
-- access to API utilities through "Customer Tools" toolbar, and
-- increased post-process results control for contouring of partial models.
Femap Version 9.3 will be available this quarter. For more information, visit www.ugs.com/velocity or www.ugs.com/femap.
About UGS Velocity Series
UGS Velocity Series is a comprehensive family of modular, yet integrated solutions addressing the Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) needs of the mid-market. Consisting of a preconfigured family of digital product design, analysis, manufacturing and data management software offerings, UGS Velocity Series leverages the industry's best practices to provide significant breakthroughs in ease-of-use and deployment. Emerging manufacturers can leverage the power of UGS Velocity Series to transform their process of innovation while maintaining a low total cost of ownership; and all UGS Velocity Series products are completely scalable to the full range of UGS' industry leading, enterprise-level PLM portfolio.
UGS is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services with 4.3 million licensed seats and 47,000 customers worldwide. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, UGS' vision is to enable a world where organizations and their partners collaborate through global innovation networks to deliver world-class products and services while leveraging UGS' open enterprise solutions, fulfilling the mission of enabling them to transform their process of innovation. For more information on UGS products and services, visit www.ugs.com.
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