When working with Inventor Nastran, you need to analyse the model and decide whether you are going to do the analysis to a solid, surface or line element. Depending on the shape, choosing between these 3 elements can result in varying results and how long it will take to calculate the results. So how do […]
Nastran has the ability to perform an analysis and then use the results from that analysis as a load on the model in a new analysis. This video showcases how to apply heat flux on a model and then use the result to perform a thermal analysis.
Inventor Nastran uses sub cases to have different configurations for either loads or constraints for a single model. It will calculate all the different sub cases and then show the different results after running. This video shows how to create a subcase and then run the analysis and view the different results.
Inventor Nastran has the ability to generate a report with visuals to illustrate the different analysis and sub cases that have been generated in a linear static simulation. This video showcases where to find these reports and information.
A lot has been said of Fusion 360 and that it is the little brother to Inventor, but boy oh boy is this little brother growing up strong and fast. The FEA or simulation that powers Fusion 360 is the Nastran software just like Inventor but it is ever slightly so different. To start you […]
Do you need to find out if your product buckles? Inventor Nastran has the solution to you. With the new Product Design and Manufacturing Collection Autodesk has included Nastran, a powerful simulation tool which integrates seamlessly into Inventor. In this video, I will demonstrate the ease at which you can discover the critical buckling value […]
Nastran In CAD can analyse a system for Buckling. There are a couple of steps to get your final result but the first step is to find the critical buckling value and compare it to the yield strength of your material. If it is lower than the yield strength then your part has buckled and […]
Once you have Idealized your model (solid,shell or line) you should apply your materials to those idealizations. To run an analysis you need a combination of loads and constraints to simulate real world attributes of the analysis. An additional function that can be performed with Nastran In CAD is creating virtual connectors (not modelling up […]
When opening Nastran In CAD for the first time you might be a bit confused about the model tree. There are so many diffetent options and some are the same and and and…. In this blog I will try and demystify it a little for you. There are two main sections that we will be […]
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The Idealization dialog box has different options depending on which type of idealization you are assigning to your object. In the above image you can see the options that are available for the Solid idealization. Name – Assign a name that you will be able to quickly identify what you are analysing ID – a […]