Autodesk has expanded its simulation software portfolio with two new products, Autodesk Nastran 2015 and Autodesk Nastran In-CAD 2015. In May 2014, Autodesk acquired NEi Software and the NEi Nastran platform as a plan to add more structural analysis capabilities to its simulation softwares.
Autodesk Nastran offers an FEA (finite element analysis) solver for linear and nonlinear stress, dynamics and heat transfer characteristics of structures and mechanical components with real-time results and solution changes.
Autodesk Nastran In-CAD is a CAD-embedded, general purpose FEA tool. It provides a wide range of simulation across analysis types in Autodesk Inventor and SolidWorks.
“Since 2005 Autodesk has been consistently adding new technology to its Simulation platform with the goal of building a comprehensive cloud-based portfolio that spans Finite Element Analysis, Computational Fluid Dynamics, plastics and composite solutions,” said Ian Pendlebury, senior director of Simulation at Autodesk. “Autodesk’s acquisition of NEi Software and the introduction of Autodesk Nastran and Autodesk Nastran In-CAD reinforce this long-term strategy to broaden our footprint in the mechanical simulation market as part of Autodesk’s Digital Prototyping toolset.”
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