FEMAP tutorials, videos, seminars, and resources


Welcome to our video-and-PDF tutorial for new and experienced FEMAP users.

In our tips & tricks video we'll show how to run a FEMAP model. We’ll go through an analysis of a pipe clamp parasolid, from importing geometry to viewing results. Every model you do in FEMAP will go through a similar workflow with differences depending upon your needs.

Additionally our PDF guide will provide clear and concise instructions for installing and configuring FEMAP v11.3. We'll walk through some basic modeling and analysis techniques while sprinkling in new features and some classic tips and tricks.

Next, we'll tackle an assembly with advanced modeling, meshing and post processing techniques.

Beam elements are very helpful in modeling structures such as space frames and bolted connections. At first glance beam elements appear simple; all that is required is a material, a cross section, orientation, and two nodes. It is important to keep in mind that this simplicity comes with some limitations. When is a beam element appropriate? What is a beam end release? Why are there stress results from 4 points? Where does the load get applied in non-symmetric beams?

This webinar was presented on June 23, 2016

Random vibration is vibration which can only be described in a statistical sense. The magnitude at any given moment is not known, but is instead described in a statistical sense via mean values and standard deviations.

Random vibration problems arise due to earthquakes, tsunamis, acoustic excitation (e.g., rocket launches), wind fluctuations, or any loading which is inherently random. Often random noise due to operating or transporting conditions can also be considered. These random vibrations are usually described in terms of a power spectral density (PSD) function.

In this white paper we will cover steps to create a PSD analysis in FEMAP, and compare the results to an analytical solution.

UPDATED: January 9, 2017 - Updated with specific info for certain industries for a comprehensive look at PSD random vibration in FEMAP. Now with examples showing different options for PSD analysis.