You can now use Femap in support of your studies for free with the Femap Student Edition. It’s the same as the advanced simulation solution that’s used in industry.
The Femap Student Edition includes Femap together with NX Nastran to provide a complete simulation solution that will help prepare you to enter the workforce and stand out in today’s highly competitive economy.
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Yeah that is great, but this size limitation makes it useless.
I need to simulate small assembly with just a few parts and after meshing all I get is size errors. dont really know how to improve this because I just started learning Femap.
What a joke this license is.
32000 nodes is plenty large enough to learn all sorts of practices and principles of FEA, so I think "useless" is a little unfair. I have run $25k FEA projects with models well under 32,000 nodes (obviously on a commerical licence of Femap). This student licence helps ensure that Siemens doesn't lose control of its valuable intellectual property, whilst ensuring plenty of scope for students to learn FEA properly. Even with "unlimited" computing, it is important to rationalise FEA models to be no more detailed than is necessary to answer the questions. 32000 nodes means students should learn that critical principle of FEA as well. I think the Saturn V was launched with far fewer nodes than 32000!