FEMAP Tips &Tricks
Welcome to FEMAP Tips & Tricks!
Please find below a number of FEMAP tips and tricks found by "users for users" for efficient and smart FEA modelling. Do you have or use your own tips and tricks, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will publish them on this site.
In Femap it is possible to reinstall mesh-geometry associations for efficient definition, check and verification of boundary conditions and mesh quality control. Let’s see the video which shows how it can be done in Femap.
For selection, visualization and use of entity Femap Selector Toolbar is very useful. Choosing Select Related is a very convenient way to filter any related entity to selected entity. Let’s see video which shows a selection in Femap.
In the analysis of composites, the Global Plies are very useful and helping to post-process the results. Let’s see the video which shows the tolls used in Femap.
During modelling of structures Femap uses number of parameters e.g. merging tolerance or deformation scale factor, which are referred to diagonal distance of model bounding box. Quick information about Model Extents can be found running List, Model Info command. Let’s see video the measure used in Femap.
In Femap it’s possible to split the mesh to propagate through the model. It’s very convenient way to increase quality of the FEA solution and accuracy of the results. Let’s see the video how it can be done.
For model solid mesh quality evaluation and visual inspection of the worst elements the Meshing Toolbox, Locator and Search For, Elements, Quality options can be very helpful. Let’s see the video how it can be done.
For selection of the FEA model entities many different tolls can be used in Femap. Selection of FEA entities (e.g. elements) for the model without geometry can be managed by Element Selection by Face. Let’s see the video how it can be done.
For verification of the FEA model many different visualization tools are used in Femap. For example, the assignment of the colors to the model Entity IDs gives possibility to quick check of the model entity numbers. Let’s see the video how it can be done.
For definition of relationship between model nodal Degrees of Freedom (DOF) constraint equations (Nastran MPC Equations) can be created in Femap. Let’s see the video how it can be done.
For presentation and/or documentation of FEA models and/or results, the management of layouts and views is very important. Femap can save and load multiply model graphics. Let’s see the video how it can be done