Cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

Using Femap with MSC.Nastran

Creator
Creator

Hello! I would like to know how to link MSC.Nastran.exe to Femap so i can use Analysis Monitor just like with NX Nastran.

Article from the help file on the topic says:

 

If you want FEMAP to launch Nastran and automatically run your analysis, either from the File Analyze command or pressing Analyze in Model Analysis, you must first setup the analysis program. To do this, before running FEMAP, you must establish an environment variable to named MSCNAST_EXE. Set the value of this environment variable to the full path to the Nastran solver executable, for example: 

SET MSCNAST_EXE = c:\nastran\nastran.exe

NOTE: Once this environment variable has been defined, FEMAP will be able to launch the analysis program and monitor the job until it is complete. 

 So it is clearly possible but there's no info on where to put this 'environment variable'.

 

Thanks!

 

Mike.

 

 

2 REPLIES

Re: Using Femap with MSC.Nastran

Solution Partner Phenom Solution Partner Phenom
Solution Partner Phenom

Dear Musicus,

In Windows OS go to "Control Panel > System > Advanced Options > Environment Variables" and define the value of variable MSCNAST_EXE under the system variables.

Best regards,

Blas.

Blas Molero Hidalgo, Ingeniero Industrial, Director
IBERISA • 48004 BILBAO (SPAIN)
WEB: http://www.iberisa.com
Blog Femap-NX Nastran: http://iberisa.wordpress.com/

Re: Using Femap with MSC.Nastran

Creator
Creator

Wow it is that simple? Thanks and sorry for wasting a bit of your time Smiley Very Happy

Sadly i'm not even close to an advanced user status.