Announcing Femap 11.1

In the wake of the very well received Femap version 11 I’m pleased to announce that version 11.1 has now been released to manufacture, which means it’s also available for download. Femap 11.1 includes something for everyone with new functionality and enhancements across the simulation process, and not to mention performance improvements.

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Geometry modeling

Non-manifold add geometry consolidation… new geometry creation tools… more robust mid-surface extraction… find out more by watching the geometry modeling demo.

FE modeling

Model merging enhancements… Meshing Toolbox extensions… tet-mesher improvements… find out more by watching the FE modeling demo.

Graphics performance improvements

Graphics performance improvements – with more efficient graphics storage and added support of OpenGL shader functionality – have been introduced into version 11.1 and have demonstrated a performance improvement by a factor of 5X in testing.

“ATA uses Femap with very large finite element models. The 11.1 release significantly improves performance across the board with some tests revealing a 5x graphics performance improvement, making Femap an even more powerful tool for analysis.”

Paul Blelloch, Director, Aerospace Analysis, ATA Engineering, Inc.


The efficient results data access method through attached data files has been extended to include Nastran XDB formats. Femap’s charting capability includes extended data series type support and improvements to the data series dialog display. The free body capability includes a new validation tool to verify the presence of requested values in the results set.

NX Nastran integration

Femap 11.1 ships with NX Nastran 9 and extends support of NX Nastran to provide closer integration between the pre- and postprocessor and solver particularly with: extended design optimization capabilities, additional dynamic response output quantities, and initial support for the pyramid element. Watch the NX Nastran integration demo.

Customer driven enhancements

As with any release of Femap there are numerous customer driven enhancements that extend and improve a variety of Femap capabilities. This release adds: a new data surface type… extensions to the tool checking commands… an extended Group Generation command… load set combination enhancements… find out more by watching the new customer driven enhancements demo.

You can find out more about this release in the Femap 11.1 Fact Sheet, on the Femap 11.1 website, and the Femap Community site.

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