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NEi Nastran

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NEi Nastran is a software for engineering simulation of stress, dynamics, and heat transfer in structures.

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NEi Nastran review by Andy S.
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"Systemic analysis using NEi Nastran"

What do you like best?

I have constantly preferred autodesk items and coming to NEi Nastran, the alternatives it accommodates part coinciding are different. It is among practical choices in CAE industry.

What do you dislike?

I truly need to see nastran push ahead as it unquestionably needs upgrades. There is convenientce issues frequently when there is another redesign. Nonattendance of highlights in 2D demonstrate fitting is a drawback.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would recommend to email autodesk for trial version use it and decide upon to purchase the license.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I used Nastran for simulating heat dissipation examination on motor mounts on coupling comprised in a abrasive environment.

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NEi Nastran review by User in Machinery
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"FEA Solutions"

What do you like best?

I like that this works seamlessly with autodesk Inventor. its fairly simple to use if you know what you are doing. this product is great at helping to lower costs of testing parts when you can see if the frame will or parts will stand up to the stress or load that you are going to put on the parts

What do you dislike?

not user friendly if you are not experienced with FEA analysis. you also need to make sure you model is properly made in order for it to read everything correctly

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

this is great for running simulations on frames & i have used it to test failure on cams.

What Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE) solution do you use?

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NEi Nastran review by Aravind S.
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"Calculated the damping coefficient of the Spacer Damper"

What do you like best?

I like the meshing options available in the software, Once the model is done in the 3D CAD modeling software it is easier to mesh to desired mesh element based on the accuracy requirement for the given conditions.

What do you dislike?

I have faced compatibility issues with Nastran. It is best if we use all the products form Autodesk suite. If not more often than not there are issues.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I recommend users to first try the software if it meets the organization needs and then buy the software.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have used Nastran to calculate the structural instability of the damper in high power energy distribution network.

NEi Nastran review by Andy S.
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"Reasonably priced CAE solution"

What do you like best?

I have always liked autodesk products and coming to nastran, the options it provides for component meshing are diverse. It is among cost effective options in CAE industry.

What do you dislike?

I really want to see nastran move forward as it definitely needs improvements. There is portability issues often when there is a new upgrade. Absence of features in 2D model meshing is a down side.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Apart from some improvements I recommend it to everyone to give a try with trial version.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have done thermal analysis on engine mounts for an assembly designed using a cad program.

NEi Nastran review by User in Mechanical or Industrial Engineering
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"Opensource CAE"

What do you like best?

First of all, the fact that it is open-source and completely available to anyone is what i like the most about it.

And other than that, one can define solvers specific to his/her problem.

What do you dislike?

The complex GUI coupled with low visual sims as compared to its competitors (Workbench, Hypermesh, etc)

The automesh function is not as good as that of Workbench

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you have a good teacher for the software, its worth it. Or else you need to spend a lot of time figuring out the ins and outs of this software package

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We used it for composite analysis of carbon fiber structures in our project

NEi Nastran review by Senthil K.
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"The most cost-effective FEA solver in the market"

What do you like best?

The software is cost-effective and user friendly FEA solver which I have used in the analysis of 3D cad models.

What do you dislike?

This product is not a complete package. There are still some features which are to be improved. The absence of Thermal resistance calculation is big minus.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have used Nastran for conducting thermal stability analysis on 3D models produced in AutoCAD.

NEi Nastran review by User in Mining & Metals
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"analyzing in the most effective way"

What do you like best?

This product has been very useful is solving analysis and simulations easily. Thanks to the detailed documentation and tutorials, working with this software has been very smooth. Its automatic dynamic plot creation in some of the analysis is what i liked the most

What do you dislike?

It does not have a graphical interface and has few compatibility issues. If all the products being used are from Autodesk, it works fine. But otherwise, it does not run very smoothly

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This product was used in our project for faster analysis of the different models under dynamic loads using finite elements

NEi Nastran review by John S.
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"One of the best products from Autodesk"

What do you like best?

With autodesk providing CAD and CAE solutions the integration and compatibility issues would be vastly reduced.

What do you dislike?

The mesh control isn't advanced enough as compared to other software in the range.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I used Nastran for nonlinear transient heat transfer for the engine block. I able to maximize the cooling effect on the block by re-configuring the water coolant lines.

NEi Nastran review by Mark R.
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"Another Autodesk product great for Analysis."

What do you like best?

The user interface on this software is top of the class among all other CAE software. When compared to other solvers the debugging tool for a model deck is very easy.

What do you dislike?

The restrictions for boundary condition management and the dependence on other pre processing tools is a setback.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have mainly used for tubing structures for stress analysis.

NEi Nastran review by User in Automotive
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"Tool for NVH and static analysis"

What do you like best?

Nastran user interface is very easy to handle and debugging the deck of the solution for any error is very easy compared to other solvers like abaqus and LS dyna. post processing for a nastran file is also easily readable

What do you dislike?

Biggest disadvantage is we cant change or edit any model in nastran as we cant give any loading conditions or we can any boundary conditions which seems very difficult .

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have used this tool to do NVH analysis and static analysis of cross car beam and differential axle of car

NEi Nastran review by User in Automotive
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"Analysis of Static load components"

What do you like best?

This solver is very user friendly and used for solving mostly static load conditions for CAE of automobiles. Debugging of nastran is quite easy compared to other solver

What do you dislike?

Unlike other solvers here we cannot give load conditions in nastran . Its just a solver but in abaqus and LS dyna we can give load conditions

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

When we have done pre processing using hyperworks for static components and so many contacts. Nastran will be useful to solve the model and get good results with less effort compared to other solvers

NEi Nastran review by User in Automotive
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"Cost-effective and user-friendly FEA solver "

What do you like best?

Cost-effective and user-friendly FEA solver which I have relied upon for over 6 years.

What do you dislike?

A product is never complete. There is always room for improvement and having used NEi Nastran for over 12 years, I am confident that I will see continuous improvements such as "Advection in 2D Axisymmetric

FEA Models", "Contact Thermal Resistance" as well as "2D Axisymmetric Elastomeric Elements"

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I mainly used this as FEA soIver, highly recommend NEi Nastran from NEi Software company as a cost-effective FEA product.

NEi Nastran review by Raja Aravind Reddy M.
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"Nastran is the best CAE software"

What do you like best?

The user interface is slick and the mesh options are adequate for the tasks that I usually face.

What do you dislike?

I face a lot of compatibility issues in

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have used Nastran to conduct stress analysis on floor assembly.

NEi Nastran review by User in Staffing and Recruiting
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"Complete structural analysis package"

What do you like best?

It is not that costly when compared other software with same usage capabilities.

Feature to add transient loading.

What do you dislike?

With new software version release there is compatibility issues all around between FEA and CAD software. Autodesk should properly check these issues and try to resolve them.

Recommendations to others considering the product

NEi Nastran is a user-friendly and affordable software solution and definitely deserves a place in top 5.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I used Nastran in variable load bearing supports for the engine mounts.

NEi Nastran review by User in Automotive
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"The best analysis tool to conduct FEA on your product"

What do you like best?

The tools are simple yet plenty enough to get the job done. This software is one of the most comprehensive analysis software out in the market to get the job done.

What do you dislike?

The workbenches are complex and more over software has to be purchased specifically curtained to the needs.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We conduct stress analysis on a 3D model to find the defective areas and rectify it in the 3D package.

NEi Nastran review by User in Oil & Energy
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"Solving thermal and static analysis"

What do you like best?

User interface is very easy to understand and its very simple. Debugging of a model deck is very easy compared to other solvers

What do you dislike?

Here we cant give any load conditions or boundary conditions and also we have to depend on other tool for preprocessing

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Solving thermal analysis of piping structures and also solved stress analysis of pressure vessels

NEi Nastran review by User
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"solver for NVH and static analysis"

What do you like best?

Using this tool we can solve a full vehicle model for any kind of NVH and Static analysis with ease

What do you dislike?

We cant give any loading conditions or boundary conditions for solving a NVH analysis problem

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have solved a NVH analysis of a cross car beam with pre processing in hyperworks and solving in nastran

NEi Nastran review by User in Information Technology and Services
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"Solving a vibrational analysis model"

What do you like best?

We can easily solve vibrational analysis and static of any automobile or air craft parts by using input HM model

What do you dislike?

We cannot give any kind of loading and boundary conditions in this tool when compared to other solvers

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have used to conduct vibrational analysis of prototype air craft wing for different velocities

NEi Nastran review by User in Mechanical or Industrial Engineering
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"SOLVING A STATIC MODEL"

What do you like best?

interface is very simple to understand and debugging a model is very simple compared to other softwares

What do you dislike?

We cannot give any kind of load conditions in this tool unlike LS dyna and abaqus

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have used to solve a static analysis of die casting component for different pressing loads and formability

NEi Nastran review by User in Aviation & Aerospace
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"Solving a NVH model from HM file"

What do you like best?

Interface is quite simple and we can easily handle with error debugging by just playing with the deck cards

What do you dislike?

We cannot give loading and boundary conditions here unlike other solvers

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have used this tool to generate vibrationals analysis of a aircraft wing for different drag ratios and velocities

NEi Nastran review by User in Information Technology and Services
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"nastran user"

What do you like best?

Pre processing models and extracting nodal loads

What do you dislike?

Not as such it's easy and comfortable to handle complex models

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Loads extraction from GFEM to size structural parts for positive margins

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