Now Perform Stress Tests In-CAD With Autodesk Nastran 2015
One of the new features to ship with Autodesk's Nastran Solver 2015 is a new tool that allows the company's stress analysis software to work inside both Autodesk Inventor and SolidWorks 3D CAD software systems. Autodesk's Nastran Solver is a finite element analysis (FEA) tool that lets you test simulations for multiple types of materials. Traditional CAD design workflows depend upon specialists and analysts to test designs made by engineers. That traditional pipeline places the stress and pressure tests of models downstream. However, more vendors like Autodesk are pushing engineers to run these tests while designing. This has the potential to cut costs and streamline your system by letting you foresee structural problems before sending off designs to be tested, approved, or returned for changes. With Autodesk Nastran In-CAD, engineers now have the capability to run stress tests within their own design software. For more information on Nastran In-CAD, visit the Autodesk website.