Now you can automatically idealise solid CAD parts as shell. This lets you reduce model size and provide more accurate results for thin parts.
Open models that were created using Frame Generator in Autodesk Nastran In-CAD software. Select which members will be automatically idealised as beams and updated with material and cross-section information.
Represent a long, slender component with a very small number of elements instead of hundreds to thousands of solid elements. Cross-section or geometry optimisation is more accessible, thanks to the speed and improved accuracy these elements bring to appropriate models.
Use automatic bolt connector modelling with preload to simplify common and complex fastening simulations. Include axial or torsional preload so that the assembled nature of a bolted machine or structure responds more naturally to active loads. Easily mesh models and run the solver for bolts and connections analyses.