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NEiWorks

by Noran Engineering

NEiWorks provides SolidWorks users with an embedded, state-of-the-art finite element modeling tool. It features the familiar SolidWorks look and feel for all menus and functions, as well as an automatic mesh updating feature when geometry changes are made.

NEiWorks provides SolidWorks users with an embedded, state-of-the-art finite element modeling tool. It features the familiar SolidWorks look and feel for all menus and functions, as well as an automatic mesh updating feature when geometry changes are made. All loads and boundary conditions, along with material and element properties are associated directly with the geometry.

SolidWorks users can now communicate their FEA data to any Nastran solver, including NEiNastran, NX Nastran and MSC.Nastran. Results can be shared with any post-processor supporting OP2 or FNO binary results format.

Capabilities

  • Model Geometry Access
    • Part geometry data is accessed directly through SolidWorks API. Assemblies will be supported in the near future
    • Data accessed for finite element mesh generation and application of loads and boundary conditions
       
  • Meshing
    • Global and local controls applied to part geometry with default sizing
    • Free surface meshing: quads or triangles
    • Automatic solid meshing with tetrahedral elements
    • Model can have simultaneous shell and solid meshes
       
  • Loads and Boundary Conditions
    • Specified on part geometry
    • Nodal forces and moments
    • Pressure loads
    • Gravity and centrifugal
    • Rotational acceleration and velocity
    • Single and multipoint constraints
    • Symmetric, antisymmetric, axisymmetric boundary conditions
       
  • Material Properties
    • Isotropic
    • Orthotropic
    • Anisotropic
    • Temperature-dependent
       
  • User Interface
    • SolidWorks look and feel
    • Seamless integration with SolidWorks GUI
    • Modern tree view layout
       
  • Element Library
    • 3D solid: tetrahedron both linear or parabolic
    • 2D shell: quadrilateral and triangular plates, membranes, shells
       
  • Analysis
    • Linear Static Analysis
    • Inertial Relief
    • Buckling Analysis
    • Natural Frequencies and Mode Shapes
      • Constrained, unconstrained, and rigid body
      • Modal participation factors
      • Modal reaction forces
      • Effective mass and percent effective mass
      • Extremely fast blocked Lanzcos and subspace methods
    • Prestress in modal and static solutions
    • Mass Properties Analysis
       
  • Results
    • Deformations, animations, and vector displays
    • Single- and multi-load set animations
    • Filled color contours and criteria displays
    • Results across composite laminates
    • Extensive result sorting capabilities
    • XY-plots with multiple curves
    • Text reports: standard and user-customized
    • Interactive data query with mouse
    • Import/export in comma separated tables
    • Save animations with AVI support
    • Save plots as BMP or JPEG
       
  • Graphics
    • OpenGL graphics taking advantage of the latest Computer Graphics chips
    • 3D dynamic pan, zoom and rotation
    • Hidden line and wireframe display
    • Free edge and free face display
    • Light source shading and transparency
       
  • Editor
    • Fully integrated and customizable Nastran Editor controls program operation and provides results summary data through an easy to use GUI
    • Features tabbed windows to give immediate access to all input and output files
    • Field markers make manual editing simple and increase productivity dramatically
    • Complete online documentation and context sensitive help
    • Permits batch queuing of jobs for sensitivity and configuration trade studies
       
  • Compatibilities
    • Nastran input file can be sent to any Nastran FE Solver including NEiNastran, NX Nastran, or MSC.Nastran.
    • Binary results file in OP2 format usable by all Nastran solvers and wide variety of post-processors.


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