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Inventor Nastran features

  • Autodesk Nastran solver

    Use robust and accurate CAD-embedded analysis capabilities. (video: 1:46 min.)

  • Inventor integration

    Go beyond the linear static studies in Inventor with embedded FEA technology. (video: 1:36 min.)

  • Heat transfer

    Avoid assembly failure due to high thermal stress. (video: 2:32 min.)

  • Automated drop test

    Automate projectile impact and virtual drop tests for phones, laptops, and many other products. (video: 1:45 min.)

  • Advanced material models

    Model metals, rubber, and soft tissue in a single virtual test. (video: 4:19 min.)

  • Linear statics

    Determine stress, strain, and deformation. (video: 1:35 min.)

  • Bolt connectors

    Optimize bolted connections in your designs. (video: 3:55 min.)

  • Autodesk CFD interoperability

    Import data from Autodesk CFD, and apply thermal and fluid pressure results. (video: 46 sec.)

  • Response spectrum analysis

    Analyze earthquake and wind loading. (video: 1:11 min.)

  • Automatic midplane mesher

    Idealize thin solid models as a shell. (video: 1:08 min.)

  • Frame Generator idealization

    Select which structural members will be automatically idealized as beams. (video: 2:13 min.)

  • Linear buckling

    Analyze structures, such as columns and beams, for catastrophic failure under certain loading conditions. (video: 41 sec.)

  • Static fatigue

    Determine the durability of structures under repeated loading, including low- and high-cycle fatigue.

  • Impact analysis

    Solve impact events and drop testing of all types of nonlinearities at the same time.

  • Surface contact

    Accurately simulate and model parts with different kinds of contact, such as sliding, friction, and welding.

  • Frequency response

    Determine the structural harmonic response, based on frequency-dependent loads.

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Efficient custom design

Firm designs custom products for the oil industry with Inventor Nastran and the easy Inventor CAD integration.

Video: Engineering manager discusses designing custom products using high-quality prototypes

Try Inventor Nastran free for 30 days

Note: Inventor Nastran requires Inventor. If you don’t have Inventor, you can download a free trial.

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Before you begin, temporarily turn off all active applications, including virus-checking software.

Make sure you have sufficient space on your hard drive. Trials are typically large file sizes. See disk space recommendation in system requirements. 

Restart your computer after install.

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