E600 & E601

This base package of FEMAP with NX Nastran provides a complete, base solution level for FEMAP. It’s ideal for customers who need a complete, flexible, powerful and cost-effective finite element solution together with a comprehensive suite of pre and post processing capabilities.

  • It supports a range of commonly used engineering simulations:
  • Linear static structural analysis
  • Normal modes for Vibration
  • Structural buckling
  • Steady state and transient heat transfer (linear and non linear)
  • Basic nonlinear
  • It also includes capabilities such as inertia relief, composites modeling, and spot weld elements
  • Covered NX Nastran solution sequences include: 101, 103, 105, 106, 114, 115, 116, 129, 153 and 159


E502 & E503

This add-on provides a dynamic response addition to FEMAP with NX Nastran: Basic. Dynamic Response determines the response of models that are subjected to loads that vary with time or frequency. Dynamic Response includes:

  • A comprehensive range of response simulation capabilities
  • Normal modes and complex eigenanalysis
  • Frequency & transient response analysis
  • Acoustic analysis
  • Response and shock spectrum analysis
  • Random vibration analysis
  • It can be effectively coupled with other analysis types such as superelements and design sensitivity and optimization
  • Covered NX Nastran Solution sequences include: 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 118, and 187

E520 & E521

FEMAP with NX Nastran: Advanced Dynamics brings together more advanced dynamics add-on tools to the NX Nastran Desktop solver. As such, it builds upon the NX Nastran solution and is ideal for customers who have a need for a more advanced dynamics solutions. Over and above NX Nastran Basic, NX Nastran Advanced Dynamics is able to provide state of the art solutions for more advanced engineering simulation. It provides support for:

  • Dynamic analysis
  • Aero-Elasticity
  • DMAP
  • Super Elements
  • The bundle also provides support for distributed parallel processing (DMP)
  • Covered NX Nastran Solution sequences include: 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 118, 144, 145, 146, and 187

E514 & E515

Use this add-on module to FEMAP with NX Nastran Basic for performing advanced nonlinear solutions. It enables users to address a range of challenging nonlinear simulations including surface-to-surface contact, large deformation, large-strain, and nonlinear material properties. Material models that can be used include:

  • Elastic isotropic
  • Elastic orthotropic
  • Composites
  • Gasket materials
  • Elastic-plastic
  • Hyperelastic
  • Temperature dependent
  • Nonlinear elastic and elastic creep

Solution capabilities include:

  • Static solutions
  • Dynamic solutions
  • Creep analysis
  • Load displacement control
  • Automatic time stepping

Surface contact capabilities include:

  • Single and double sided
  • Self contact, all contact
  • Friction models
  • Offsets
  • Rigid and flexible contact surfaces
  • Both an implicit solver solution (SOL 601) and explicit solver solution (SOL 701) are included

E307 & E308

The FEMAP Advanced Thermal Solver adds a number of more advanced thermal modeling and simulation capabilities to the FEMAP Thermal Solver package including 1D fluid network modeling and free and forced convection. An extensive suite of thermal modeling tools are provided to allow users to define more advanced and sophisticated thermal simulations, such as:

  • Radiation and spacecraft modeling
  • Solar and orbital heating
  • Orbit modeling and display
  • Ray tracing capabilities
  • Articulating structures

These extensive modeling tools are also complemented by a number of more advanced solver features such as:

  • Custom user subroutines
  • Model simplification
  • Sub-structuring
  • Interfaces to industry thermal codes

E508 & E509

Provides specific optimization support for any versions of FEMAP with NX Nastran. With this module you can improve upon existing designs through the manipulation of element properties such as plate thicknesses and beam sections. The design can therefore be optimized to minimize weight for example, while maintaining specific responses such as displacements or stresses.

Optimization may be applied to a broad range of NX Nastran analysis types, such as:

  • Linear statics
  • Normal modes
  • Buckling analyses

In addition it also includes a broad range of optimization capabilities that can be used with the more advanced NX Nastran capabilities such as dynamic response.

E522 & E523

This add-on capability to desktop licenses removes a core NX Nastran limitation: the Nastran input file for solution must be written out by FEMAP and cannot be edited by the user from the OS.

With this add-on users are, in most cases but not all, able to edit the input files from the OS. The Node Locked version of the Desktop Extension still has the limitation that it must be run on the same computer as FEMAP.