Engineering Technology Associates (ETA) announced that the Inventium Suite add-on for finite element analysis is available for 3D Systems' Alibre Deisgn. The add-on allows the user to automatically transfer Alibre Design model data into the Inventium Suite's finite element (FE) modeling tool, PreSys, specify the necessary material and loading definitions, and finally perform analysis with NISA.
"This new add-on addresses a segment of the market that has been typically under-served by finite element modeling and analysis vendors," said Vipul Kinariwala, NISA product manager. "Often, they have provided overly simplified versions of their products and the tools have been inadequate to solve all but the most simple simulation tasks. This new product will deliver all of the capabilities found in PreSys, for FE modeling, and in NISA, for linear static and eigenvalue analysis."
CAD designs can be simulated with the solution, allowing engineers to predict and study stress and deflection performance of their product. The new add-on is available for 3D Systems' two business class CAD products, Alibre Design Professional and Alibre Design Expert. The Inventium Suite add-on includes NISA for linear static and Eigenvalue calculation, and PreSys for finite element modeling and analysis.
For more information, visit ETA.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company's website.