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We know of no other Siemens partner in the world that has a deeper and more complete technical support presence for FEMAP resources and technical support staff. This is not a boast but reality.

At Applied CAx we use FEMAP & NX NASTRAN in our work every day. Our experts are renowned for being the best available.

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CAD-neutral and solver-neutral, FEMAP has become the world’s most popular engineering analysis environment for Nastran users. It is widely used by the world’s leading engineering organizations and consultants to model complex products, systems and processes, including  satellites, aircraft, defense, automotive vehicles, electronics, heavy construction equipment, lift cranes, marine vessels and process equipment. Siemens PLM Software’s FEMAP system facilitates an advanced engineering analysis environment.

FEMAP & NX NASTRAN are highly integrated and can be sold together as a bundled solution. But more than this, being open to all solvers, FEMAP demonstrates the power and value as a core analysis tool. FEMAP is CAD independent and leverages Siemens PLM Software’s Parasolid modeling kernel that allows direct access to Parasolid data for surface and solid modeling in addition to advanced geometric tools necessary for accessing non-Parasolid geometry. From advanced beam modeling, mid-surface extraction and hex meshing to robust CAD import and idealization, FEMAP gives you unparalleled model control and flexibility with a broad range of loads, materials, analysis types and visualization options.

FEMAP is not just a solid investment for those committed to excellence in the use of finite element analysis technologies. It’s the right tool to help you realize your business goals.



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    Applied CAx is co-owned by working FEA consultants. George Laird, PhD, and Adrian Jensen, PE, operate Predictive Engineering, bringing more than 20 years of finite element analysis experience in solving difficult analysis challenges.

    Our library of FEMAP Technical Seminars provides an ongoing resources for users to learn, engage, and reference. Our customers receive full access to all of our resources. Crafted by working FEA engineers for those working in the trenches encountering and solving problems everyday. New seminars are posted quarterly.

    Our support commitment to our customers is unparalleled. We consistently receive high marks for our fast, efficient, and deep FEMAP support provided via phone, email, and web.

    Along with our online seminars, we offer week-long training courses that receive stellar ratings. These courses are usually twice a year, and customized onsite training is always an option, feel free to inquire.

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I just want to take a moment to send along my sincere compliments and appreciation for the outstanding job that you and your team at Applied CAx do with preparing and providing the content in your technical seminars and white papers.  I just went through the Weld Modeling and Analysis seminar and it was very helpful.

This just reinforces why I decided to have Applied CAX provide our maintenance and support. Your company’s Femap library and completeness of content adds tremendous value to engineers.
Time has flown by since George Laird [CAE Director] and I were selling the $4995 MSC Nastran for Windows running on Windows 3.1. The system is 1000 times more powerful and your company’s technical support has kept pace with the platform’s capabilities over these past 20+ years!
Thanks to you and your team, especially Adrian Jensen.  Also special thanks to George Rudy and Mark Sherman at Siemens for producing such an awesome product.

Randy Brown
President / Charleston Marine Consulting, LLC

After making the decision to purchase FEMAP, I knew I would be facing a potentially steep learning curve. I had used MSC Patran for the last 7 years, but had decided to go with FEMAP due to excellent reviews from friends and colleagues. I signed up for the Applied CAx weeklong training course and found myself picking things up very quickly. Adrian and Kyle from Applied CAx really know the program inside and out. They helped build my FEMAP foundation during the day and during breaks would help me with specific problems pertaining to my work. In that week of training, I found FEMAP to be intuitive and the training from Applied CAx to be top notch.

You can't learn everything in a week, so my questions for the team at Applied CAx only increased after the training. Adrian consistently gets back to me within a few hours with helpful tips or insights. Engineers know that you can't extend a deadline because your FEA support was late in getting back to you. This is why I truly appreciate the level of support Applied CAx provides. In some cases, my questions have been related to the inner workings of the Nastran DMAP code. In each case, Adrian put me in contact with the correct person from Siemens within a few hours.

I’ve been impressed by Applied CAx since I purchased FEMAP and I look forward to working with them as my analyses continue to get more complicated. They are an excellent resource and I’m glad to have their support.

Allen Foulstone
Sr. Systems Engineer / Stratolaunch

LTK has had a long history with using ANSYS, as the most experienced and prominent FEA experts have been using ANSYS for a while. One of our senior engineers used FEMAP once and really liked it, so we decided to pursue it as it was very compatible with various input files. The enhancement of the geometry engine was a huge plus.

As the use of commercial FEA software was somewhat new to LTK, the first reseller got the opportunity for selling 5 seats and also the maintenance account for all 5 seats. When I started working at LTK in 2013, my CAD and FEA skills from the auto industry helped us pursue more work and I also started using FEMAP extensively for FE modeling and analysis. From then our business has grown well and we have been using FEMAP for various forensic studies.

Our previous reseller was contacted for tech support on many occasions and it would take a lot of time for them to get back to us and sometimes tech support was provided by emails. This seemed very primitive to me. Matter of fact, before the tech support got back to me, I was able to troubleshoot using the FEMAP help system but as well, most of the time with Applied CAx’s YouTube channel. I really liked the way all the information was presented, so I subscribed to the channel.

I got to know that Applied CAx had webinars and hence registered for one, and from then on I have not missed any. I contacted Adrian Jensen to inquire about the maintenance account and I got a very good response from him which made me feel very confident of their services and I was able to take responsibility for a change of account with LTK management. I put together a presentation and showed the management the benefits of transferring the account and I was not confronted with any questions and eventually when the time came, I worked with Applied CAx’s sales person and transferred the maintenance account.

One more important aspect I liked was the availability of LS-DYNA and George Laird being an expert I thought would be big plus for us. I foresee the use of LS-DYNA a lot in our business in the future so I personally wanted LTK to have a one stop shop for all capabilities. I personally am trying to get registered for LS-DYNA training so that we get ready for our future.

As far as tech support is concerned, I have had fast and top quality responses. The awesome thing is, I get a lot of information during the support communication, also get the full concept and learn a lot. Even if the issue is very simple, I get quick response. If someone asked me about buying Siemens products and LS-DYNA, I will surely recommend Applied CAx for it.

Srivatsa Pradeep
Staff Consultant / LTK Engineering Services

Applied CAx and Predictive Engineering experts are very knowledgeable about the products we've evaluated and used. They and the other staff provide consistently great support during product evaluation and after purchase.

Matt Bristol
Matt Bristol Lead Stress Engineer / Heath Tecna Aircraft Interiors (now proudly part of Zodiac Aerospace)

There are other software options and resellers to choose from, but the outstanding technical support and personal service from Applied CAx and Predictive Engineering is above and beyond the competition. George Laird and his dedicated team use the software every day to expertly solve real world problems and then also freely share their knowledge and time when technical support is needed. They provide prompt, professional support which is critical in keeping jobs moving efficiently and keeping our customers happy. They understand the realities of short flow, limited hours, and the need to still get the job done correctly.

Brian Reiling
Brian Reiling Partner/Engineer / Endeavor Analysis