Geometry and legacy data access from any source.

Do you work with multiple CAD systems?

Leverage your existing CAD or legacy data to create the simulation model. FEMAP allows you to import geometry from all major CAD systems.

CAD Neutral

Import geometry from any major CAD system (Solid Edge, Solidworks, Autodesk, CATIA, Creo, Pro-E, NX, and many more).

Geometry Editing Tools

Extensive geometry tools allow you to create or edit your element's geometry.

“We often start at the product development stage. Through the acquisition of CAD geometries created by the customer in the preliminary design phase, we build a FEM model that enables us to perform engineering verifications to provide the customer with accurate feedback about required modifications. Iteration between the FEM model and new CAD geometry necessarily requires an efficient tool like Femap, which can update some operations rather than repeating them..."
Franco Belloni
Co-Founder, NOESIM Srl

Full control over elements, material properties, loads, and constraints.

Quickly set accurate loads, boundaries, contact, and assemblies.

Once the geometry has been idealized, FEMAP provides tools and commands to define materials, element properties, and boundary conditions to the model.

Data Surface Editor

The Data Surface Editor sets up and edits complex spatial load definitions, and allows set up on the fly with load generation dialog.

Contact and Viewing Tools

FEMAP automatically determines contact between assembly components and defines the nature of contact. Other methods of connection, such as bolted connections are also available.

Interactive meshing for solid, shell, and beam models.

Want more control of your mesh?

FEMAP creates fast and accurate meshes of your model using tools that give you full control of the mesh. Get live element quality feedback while manipulating the mesh to ensure a high quality FE model.

Interactive Meshing

The interactive workflow in Femap allows you to make edits to the geometry or meshing parameters, and the mesh automatically updates.

Meshing Toolbox

The Meshing Toolbox brings most of the geometry cleanup and meshing functionality in Femap to one powerful pane.

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Visualization and analysis of solver results.

Can you easily access the results you're interested in?

Femap’s postprocessing tools allow you to easily analyze any aspect of your solution and make sense of it using visualization tools and data tables that integrate with Excel.

Postprocessing Toolbox

The Postprocessing Toolbox allows you to quickly and interactively setup and change post-processing options.

Data Table

The Data Table allows you to sort, filter and evaluate data within the Femap interface. Use it to rank results or compare data from different output sets or models. Transfer it to third party programs like Microsoft Word and Excel.

"Another thing I like about Femap is that it's very visual. It's so easy to make an error in a finite elment model. using Femap, you can view your model in a lot of different ways, and turn different elements and geometry on and off. This helps us double-check and catch mistakes."
Joseph Hess
Stress Analyst, Red Canyon Engineering and Software

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Easy-to-Use Interface

Familiar Windows®-native application specialized for easy access to finite element model and results data

Use Your Existing CAD

Import 3D CAD files from your native application and use it as the basis for the simulation model

Powerful Meshing Tools

Clean and idealize your geometry, and quickly create high quality mesh using the Meshing Toolbox

Solver Neutral

Works with a variety of analysis solvers including NX Nastran, Ansys, LS-DYNA, Abaqus and TMG

Postprocessing Tools

View and interpret results to quickly understand model behavior using visualization and analysis tools


Access Application Programming Interface (API) and interface with 3rd party programs

What's New in FEMAP 2301?

Advanced Support

Receive advanced support from engineers that use FEMAP every day.

SDA Software is more than a premier value added reseller of FEMAP. We employ award-winning engineers that use it every day as part of our professional consulting services. We have the capacity to provide advanced technical support and consulting services to our customers.

Our standard support is included when you purchase a product license or subscription (active maintenance):

  • Licensing and setup questions
  • Basic technical questions about software features and building models
  • Simple troubleshooting.
We understand that for particularly challenging issues more advanced support is required:
  • Detailed help building complex models (even production simulations)
  • Extensive troubleshooting, debugging, and testing of models
  • Custom consulting projects.

Advanced support isn’t included with active maintenance.

Meet Russ Hilley, one of our expert engineers

Russ Hilley has more than twenty years of experience in mechanical design and engineering. He has a diverse background ranging from avionics systems to mechanical packaging. He is head of support at SDA and is a certified trainer for Femap with NX Nastran.
Russ Hilley
Senior Stress Engineer

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