What are “Degrees of Freedom” when working with FEA models and why do they matter? If you're new to FEA, this is a good concept to get a grasp of early on. If you are experienced, you may not have ever run into any problems related to degree of freedom limitations in finite elements – or maybe you have and just didn’t know it.
Nastran In-CAD is a very powerful, full-featured FEA tool that is now available within Autodesk’s Product Design & Manufacturing Collection (PD&MC). This versatile application is aimed squarely at the design engineer who wants to quickly assess product performance prior to building physical prototypes or manufacturing.