FEMAP Tips &Tricks

Welcome to FEMAP Tips & Tricks!

Please find below a number of FEMAP tips and tricks found by "users for users" for efficient and smart FEA modelling. Do you have or use your own tips and tricks, please send them to femapsupport@femcomp.se and we will publish them on this site. 

  • Geometry and Mesh Associativity

    In Femap it is possible to reinstall mesh-geometry associations for efficient definition, check and verification of boundary conditions and mesh quality control. Let’s see the video which shows how it can be done in Femap.

  • Entity Visualization using Selector Toolbar

    For selection, visualization and use of entity Femap Selector Toolbar is very useful. Choosing Select Related is a very convenient way to filter any related entity to selected entity. Let’s see video which shows a selection in Femap.

  • Mesh Splitting

    In Femap it’s possible to split the mesh to propagate through the model. It’s very convenient way to increase quality of the FEA solution and accuracy of the results. Let’s see the video how it can be done.

  • Worst Element Visualization

    For model solid mesh quality evaluation and visual inspection of the worst elements the Meshing Toolbox, Locator and Search For, Elements, Quality options can be very helpful. Let’s see the video how it can be done.

  • How to create Constraint Equations?

    For definition of relationship between model nodal Degrees of Freedom (DOF) constraint equations (Nastran MPC Equations) can be created in Femap. Let’s see the video how it can be done.

  • Equation Based Loading application

    For application of equation based loading e.g. hydro static pressure in the water tank, the variable load value can be defined and multiply by equation using under load application Advanced Load Methods, Equation command. Let’s see the video how it can be done.

  • Non Structural Mass application

    For simulation and evaluation of additional non-structural mass effects, Non Structural Mass value can be entered using Connect, NonStructural Mass Region… command. Let’s see the video how it can be done.

  • Solid Element Bolt Preload

    Using definition of Bolt Region, it is easy to apply Bolt Preload while modelling of bolt connections. Let’s see the video how it can be done.

  • Using RBE3 Interpolation Elements

    Using Interpolation RBE3 Element definitions it’s very easy to apply loads and constraints to the model. Let’s see the video how it can be done.

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