Inventor Nastran overview video (3:13 min.)
Use a wider variety of study types and materials in your analysis
Inventor® Nastran® delivers finite element analysis (FEA) tools for engineers and analysts. Simulation covers multiple analysis types, such as linear and nonlinear stress, dynamics, and heat transfer.
Inventor Nastran is available only in the Product Design & Manufacturing Collection
The Product Design & Manufacturing Collection delivers tools that work right inside Inventor—including advanced simulation, 5-axis CAM, and nesting, plus AutoCAD and Fusion 360. The collection includes:
- Inventor Nastran
- And more
Inventor Nastran features
Autodesk Nastran solver
Use robust and accurate CAD-embedded analysis capabilities. (video: 1:46 min.)
Go beyond the linear static studies in Inventor with embedded FEA technology. (video: 1:36 min.)
Avoid assembly failure due to high thermal stress. (video: 2:32 min.)
Automated drop test
Automate projectile impact and virtual drop tests for phones, laptops, and many other products. (video: 1:45 min.)
Advanced material models
Model metals, rubber, and soft tissue in a single virtual test. (video: 4:19 min.)
Determine stress, strain, and deformation. (video: 1:35 min.)
Optimize bolted connections in your designs. (video: 3:55 min.)
Autodesk CFD interoperability
Import data from Autodesk CFD, and apply thermal and fluid pressure results. (video: 46 sec.)
Response spectrum analysis
Analyze earthquake and wind loading. (video: 1:11 min.)
Automatic midplane mesher
Idealize thin solid models as a shell. (video: 1:08 min.)
Frame Generator idealization
Select which structural members will be automatically idealized as beams. (video: 2:13 min.)
Analyze structures, such as columns and beams, for catastrophic failure under certain loading conditions. (video: 41 sec.)
Determine the durability of structures under repeated loading, including low- and high-cycle fatigue.
Solve impact events and drop testing of all types of nonlinearities at the same time.
Accurately simulate and model parts with different kinds of contact, such as sliding, friction, and welding.
Determine the structural harmonic response, based on frequency-dependent loads.