FEMAP and NX Nastran - Foundation and Advanced training

Over the years we've seen analysts from all backgrounds benefit from our course


NEXT COURSE: Oct. 6-10, 2020


Whether you're a first-time FEA user or someone with 10+ years of experience, our workshops provide the principals and modeling fundamentals to get new users up and going. That said, each of the workshops also has tips, tricks and extra skills to push experienced users on their knowledge and experience.

This nearly week-long course taught by our FEMAP support team takes the user from the ground floor through FEA best practices. It then moves into advanced subjects dealing with manifold and non-manifold surface modeling, detailed plate meshing, and tet versus hex meshing.

As an added benefit, attendees have the option of purchasing our on-demand web training completely covering FEMAP's API Programming and Automation interface. This 6-session web course is a thorough deep dive and uses a blend of theory and practice that allows students to automate modeling processes, modify the model, import/export data and more. Learn at your own pace! This option is available only to attendees (discounted price $245, stand-alone cost $495).

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With decades of combined experience, our FEMAP support team is in the trenches every day working on CAE consulting projects as well as helping our customers with their FEMAP support questions, specializing in all things FEMAP: geometry modeling, meshing, analysis, post processing and new features.

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The course will be fast paced and follow a workshop format with theory, practice and Q&A sessions.

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Our training will be conveniently located in the heart of Portland’s Lloyd District, at the Portland English Language Academy. The area is rich with lodging options such as convenient nationwide brands, unique local hotels and home rental options such as AirBNB, as well as numerous transportation options including free parking, city-wide light rail, bike routes and more.

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Course Requirements: We highly recommend that students configure and bring their own laptops. We can and will align versions of FEMAP for consistency throughout the class. We do have limited availability of rental laptops for registrants. Following the class, course materials will be provided on USB flashdrives.



Foundation of FEA Modeling with FEMAP + NX Nastran (Two Days)

  1. FEA theoretical background w.r.t Beam, Isoparametric and special elements
  2. Tour of FEMAP interface: Preferences, Panes, Toolboxes, Help and Tips & Tricks
  3. FEMAP modeling workflow for Beam, Plate and Solid (BPS) element
  4. Static stress analysis and results interpretation of BPS elements
  5. Introduction to Plate and Solid modeling with surface and solid geometry and Mesh Toolbox
  6. Introduction to Assembly Modeling: Glued, Contact and Rigid element Usage

Advanced FEMAP + NX Nastran (Two Days)

  1. Surface modeling using Manifold and Non-Manifold geometries
  2. Advanced surface preparation for high-accuracy Plate modeling
  3. Meshing toolbox tips and tricks with Jacobian optimization
  4. Building efficient assemblies via efficient Solid modeling (tet & hex elements) and Linear Contact
  5. Introduction to linear dynamics (modal analysis tips & tricks)
  6. Non-linear analysis: geometric versus material non-linearity and best practices

OPTIONAL ONLINE COURSE - Customization & Automation of FEMAP (online)

  1. Session 1: Introduction to FEMAP’s API   
  2. Session 2: Geometry Modification   
  3. Session 3: Materials And Properties
  4. Session 4: Meshing   
  5. Session 5: Boundary Conditions
  6. Session 6: Post Processing   


After your registration our staff will contact you with further details regarding payment, lodging options, local area details and more. Payment will be due before class start date.

2-4 weeks prior to class: credit to the next training class
Less than 2 weeks prior to class: 50% credit towards future classes

    Event Details

    Event Date October 06, 2020 8:00 am
    Event End Date October 09, 2020 4:00 pm
    Individual Price $2450 for 4-day core training (optional online API course purchase - additional $245)