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NEiNastran Editor

by Noran Engineering

The NEiNastran Editor is an industry unique tool that gives engineers greater control over their Nastran FEA models and results. Features such as advanced editing, context-sensitive input, and dynamic help greatly increase productivity and results reliability from the start.

The NEiNastran Editor™ is an industry unique tool that gives engineers greater control over their Nastran FEA models and results. Features such as advanced editing, context-sensitive input, and dynamic help greatly increase productivity and results reliability from the start. Built-in tools such as the trade study generator, a basic optimization utility, give users quick insight into the effects of design changes. Real-time results are displayed through an integrated post-processor allowing users to visualize results as they are generated during the solution sequence. These features combined make the NEiNastran Editor an indispensable tool for designers and analysts alike. The NEiNastran Editor is supported in all NEiNastran solution sequences.

Capabilities

  • General
    • Fully integrated and customizable Nastran Editor controls program operation and provides results summary data through an easy to use GUI.
    • Complete online documentation and context sensitive help
    • COM (Component Object Model) interface provides interactive communication to Nastran solver during analysis for real-time job control and status
    • Automatic update notification
  • File Display and Editing
    • Full-featured Windows text editor with user configurable toolbars, drag-and-drop editing, search and replace, multi-level undo and redo, book marking, clipboard access, and Multiple Document Interface (MDI) support
    • Tabbed windows to give immediate access to all input and output files
    • Column selection and column cut and paste operations
    • Large file support
    • Syntax coloring feature highlights comments and recognized Nastran commands and entries
    • Free field to fixed field converter utility
    • Vertical field markers to simplify manual editing
    • User positionable field labels
  • Job Control
    • Real time job status information with stop/start controls
    • Graphical nonlinear convergence form displays nonlinear work, load, and displacement convergence in percent complete bar format
    • Expandable tree access to all model parameters and initialization directives
    • Direct error message linking to Nastran input file helps locate errors quickly
    • Configuration trade study generator automatically generates and queues models with user specified design variable changes such as thickness or dimension for design sensitivity analysis

  • Model Graphical Display
    • Hidden line and wireframe displays
    • 3D dynamic pan, zoom, and rotation
    • Light source shading and transparency
    • Toolbars access for frequently used commands
    • Dynamic highlight during selection operations
    • Load and boundary condition display including: constraints, forces, moments, pressures, and temperatures
    • Model data query for nodes, elements, properties, and materials
    • The default analysis options include user-definable default settings for Display Options and Post-Processing
    • Interactive querying allows users to look at internal nodes, element, properties, and materials as they change in depth
  • Results Graphical Display
    • Deformation, animation, and vector displays
    • Filled color contours and criteria displays
    • X-Y plots
    • Single and multi-set set animations
    • Tabular results output with quick find search buttons
    • Print graphics and tubular results windows
    • Export graphics to JPEG, BMP, TIFF, and GIF formats
    • Save animations with animated GIF support
    • Real time deformed shape and results contour displays with automatic updating for nonlinear static and transient solutions
    • Dynamic display to show internal elemental results

  • Results X-Y Plotting
    • Real-time results x-y plot support at max/min and user specified model locations with automatic updating at each nonlinear or dynamic solution step
    • Export x-y plots to MS Excel Comma Separated Variable (.CSV) file format
    • 3D vertical bar plot support for Modal Assurance Criterion (MAC) and Modal Cross Orthogonality (MXO) analysis
    • Automatic modal effective mass and frequency versus mode number X-Y plot generation for modal response solutions
    • Real/imaginary and magnitude/phase plots in frequency response and random vibration solutions
    • User definable settings can be customized and saved for different solution types
  • Advanced Tools
    • Special input forms for classified DDAM data allows models to run in an unclassified environment
    • Parabolic shell to linear shell element converter


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