What*s New in Femap 11.1.1

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What’s New
Femap 11.1.1 / 11.1.2
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Femap 11.1.1
Maintenance Release
• Error fixes
• Some minor new functionality
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Performance Graphics Support
• Display of material and element directions on planar elements now supported
when performance graphics operations are enabled
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Femap 11.1.1
Rigid Body Rotation – Coordinate System
Rotation of coordinate systems will now rotate all sub-entities as a rigid body
• Loads
• Boundary conditions
• Degrees of freedom
• Sub-coordinate systems
New Modify / Align / Coordinate System command
• Move mesh from one coordinate system to another
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Rigid Body Rotation – Coordinate System
Modify / Rotate By / Coordinate System
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Nastran Load Set Improvements
Dedicated temperature set definition now added to the Nastran analysis set
boundary conditions
• Load set IDs now maintained when bulk data files are cycled in and out
• Currently supported in SOLs 101, 103, 105, 106 – others to follow
• Previously you needed to manually add the temperature loads to the Femap
Load Combination or one of its referenced sets. Femap would then create a
synthetic temperature set making it possible to maintain set IDs.
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Nastran Load Set Improvements
Improved SPCD load import with LOAD input entities
• SPCD loads are read into a synthetic Femap load set and labeled as such
• Structural loads are read into their respective sets and combined via the
Femap LOAD combination
• The synthetic SPCD set is also added as a referenced set in the Femap LOAD
combination
• LOAD entity ID is in addition to referenced structural load set IDs are
maintained
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Femap 11.1.1
Geometry
• Geometry / Copy, Scale, Rotate, and Reflect commands enhanced to properly
copy and transform geometric loads with the new geometry
• Model / Copy, Scale, Rotate, and Reflect commands similarly enhanced to
properly work with non-rectangular load coordinate systems
• Geometry / Copy, Scale, Rotate, and Reflect enhanced to properly copy
geometric constraints that either reference DOFs in a specific coordinate
system, or that allow sliding along a specified direction
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Geometry
Geometry / Solid / Fill Hole command updates
• Allows you to create a solid from the hole within another solid
File / Merge command updates
• Geometric entities can now be included in merging operations in addition to
FEM entities
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Modify Node – Project Along Vector
• Modify / Project / Point-Node along a vector onto surfaces command modified
to better handle large numbers of entities projected onto a large number of
surfaces
• Resulting command execution speedup reduces from hours to minutes
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Preprocessing: Model / Load/ From Free Body
Free body loads from one model can now be transferred and included in another
model and installed using RBE3 elements
Free body loads copied from global model:
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Preprocessing: Model / Load/ From Free Body
Free body loads copied into local model with RBE3 elements:
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Beam Postprocessing
Publish beam cross section calculator API
• Expose beam postprocessing engine
• Recover mesh locations
• Recover stress values calculated at
cross section nodes
• Allow users to postprocess well
beyond standard FEA beam results
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Application Programming Interface Updates
Stop API Tool command on the Custom Tools toolbar
• Stops the currently running API program even when the interface is locked in
current API calls
Various new and updated API calls
• Refer to What’s New in version 11.1.1 in the online help for full details
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Femap 11.1.2
Maintenance Release
• Principally error fixes
• Some minor new functionality
• NX Nastran 9.1 included
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Femap 11.1.2
Composite Layups
Layup representation display includes:
• Layup title
• Number of plies
• Total thickness
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Femap 11.1.2
Performance Graphics Support
• Trace Deformation Style now supported when performance graphics
operations are enabled
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Element Quality Checks - Pyramids
Jacobian element quality check updated for pyramid elements:
• 0.0 (ideal) to 1.0 (poor)
• 2.0 indicates the element has failed the Jacobian check
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Geometry Measure and Load Expansion
• Measure Between Geometry command expanded to support basic Femap
curves – previously just Solid curves were supported
• Sheet solid determination methodology updated
• Load expansion times for large models with many non-manifold surfaces and
equation based pressure loads reduced from hours to seconds
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