4 Bearing LoadBearing Load expands to only the positively oriented faces A traction load can also be applied acting in the opposite sense to a bearing load
5 Bearing LoadBearing Loads can be resolved normal to the surface they are applied to, or in a uniform direction Bearing Loads also have an included angle – 60 degree bearing load shown
6 Total Load OptionsForce, Bearing Force, Moment, and Torque load types from Model / Load / On Surface command updated to use Total Load option by defaultAllows you to take a total applied load and spread it across all of the selected surfacesExample: Total Load of 100 pounds applied to a total of 7 surfaces, load distributed out automatically as shown at right
7 User InterfaceFile / Picture / Copy Desktop command addedSimilar to File / Picture / Save Desktop except a picture of the entire Desktop is copied to the clipboard instead of a fileFile / Picture / Copy Layout and File / Picture / Save Layout commands addedSimilar to File / Picture / Copy Desktop and File / Picture / Save Desktop, except a picture of only the graphics area is copied to the clipboard or saved to a fileDelete, Model, Mesh on Nodes command addedSimilar to Delete / Model / Mesh except nodes are selected instead of elements.
8 User Interface – Selection Filters on SelectionPreviously produced a selection box with the IDs and Titles of entities being selectedFilter on “Stiffener”
9 User Interface – Polygon Picking Enhancement Direct Access to Polygon PickingIn any Selection Box, Ctrl-Shift + Left-Mouse-Button activates Polygon Picking
10 New Visibility Option – Solids Control display of individual solids from the Model Info paneToggle on/off with a single clickSimilar to all other visibility control in FemapA right click brings up the All On, All Off etc.
11 New “Pad” Alignment Options Improved mesh control with new Pad Alignment OptionsAutomatic (Aligned to the Original Hole)Tangent to Selected CurveVector Aligned
12 Meshing – Mesh ControlFour-Corner Mapped Meshing Control automatically finds best four virtual cornersMesh shown with and without automatic “corner” detection
13 Meshing – Rigid Elements New RIGID Element definition methodsNew Node At Center creates the independent node at the center of all the selected dependent nodessimilar to the Spider API commandConvert button converts a rigid element to an interpolation element and vice versaTranslational DOFs only open when converting from rigid element to interpolation
14 Meshing – Rigid Elements Distance Weighting option added to the Update Interpolation Element dialog boxDisplayed after clicking the “Update” button in Define RIGID Element dialog box.Creates different interpolation factors for highlighted Nodes to Average based on their distance from the reference nodeMultiple nodes must be highlighted in the list for this option to have any effect
15 Full PCOMPG Global Ply Support If the Global Ply references are all populated for every ply in a layup or laminate then a PCOMPG entry is createdIf even one Global Ply reference is left blank then a regular PCOMP entry is created
16 General Nastran Support Added support to read the QVOL, CONV, PCONV, QHBDY, QVECT, QBDY1, CHBDYG, VIEW, VIEW3D, RADM, RADMT, RADCAV, and RADSET entriesAdded support to write TABLEM1 entries when creating vs. Temperature functions using specific function types in Femap
17 NX Nastran 7Femap includes NX Nastran 7 as the integrated solver in Femap with NX Nastran
18 NX Nastran 7Linear contactAutomatic penalty factorImproved performance: fewer iterations and reduced run timeNow supported by the iterative solverFaster solutions for solid models
19 Linear and glued contact NX Nastran 7Contact Pressure Along PathLinear and glued contactImproved surface refinement with new contact algorithmMore accurate and robust solutionsNow able to assign local contact and glue parametersBCTADD and BGADD combine multiple sets of differing parametersBCTPARM and BGPARM allow local parameter control for penalty factors and penetration handlingGreater solution flexibility – e.g. allow penetration to be eliminated in one area and ignored in another
20 Optional output of DMIG matrix of final contact stiffness connections NX Nastran 7Contact reuseOptional output of DMIG matrix of final contact stiffness connectionsReuse contact connectivity in subsequent solutionsInclude the effect of contact without having to resolve contact conditionSaves solution timeReuse contact from cylinder head bolt loads analysis in a dynamic analysis
21 Sussman-Bathe Rubber for hyperelastic materials NX Nastran 7Advanced nonlinearSussman-Bathe Rubber for hyperelastic materialsAllows direct use of uniaxial stress- strain data for material propertiesShape Memory Alloy (SMA)Material model simulates the superelastic and shape-memory effects of shape memory alloysElementsPCOMPG (solver independent support already in Femap)Numerical improvementsImproved modal frequency response for very large number of modesTheoreticalSOL 601
22 Femap Thermal and FlowNegative heat load thermostatsYou can now set negative head loads when modeling a thermostat cooling processBuild Group File commandAdd, remove or modify thermal groups without performing a TMG solver before mappingAim and align vectors displayed in Orbit VisualizerAim and align vectors are now displayed in the Orbit Visualizer in addition to the spacecraft triad
23 CAD Geometry Translator Updates Added support for CATIA V5 release 19Added support for NX 7Added support to optionally read or skip blanked/invisible/hidden parts when importing NX 6 assembliesRestored support for ACIS versions 7, 8, and 9, which had been removed in a previous version.