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Self Teach - FEMAP

Self Teach - FEMAP

Self Teach - FEMAP

What is the best resource for an engineer to teach themselves FEMAP? It seems like a lot to get started with without a set of tutorials, or textbook that are structured for beginners.

RE: Self Teach - FEMAP

youtube seems to be a favourite. There are plenty of courses and web training from Siemens. This assumes a knowledge of FEA, which you can get from plenty of primer texts.

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RE: Self Teach - FEMAP

I have a background in solid works simulation, but nothing seems to work in FEMAP like it does in an in-CAD FEM. FEMAP seems archaic and really not user friendly, perhaps I just need to get used to it. I’ve watched some YouTube videos, but I have t found anything for my application, which is a lot of structural modeling using shell elements.

RE: Self Teach - FEMAP

ok, just trying to undertstand where you're coming from.

don't try PATRAN (if you think FeMap isn't user friendly). FeMap does definitely have quirks about how it does things. I haven't used SW.

I'd try Siemens courses.

another day in paradise, or is paradise one day closer ?

RE: Self Teach - FEMAP

If you look in the Femap installation on your hard drive you find a catalogue called pdf. In that there is a file called examples that consists of several step-by-step examples regarding modelling. In my experience, YouTube-examples can show you what you can do but often fails in how to do it. At least for a beginner.

You say that Femap seems arhaic and not very user friendly. From a certain point of view I can agree, it's not like the in-CAD solutions. But when I looked at Nastran-in-CAD from Autodesk due to the Autodesk bought the Nastran version I used, I switched software. My issue was that in-CAD was very limited in several areas. It "holds your hand" to hard. Femap, once you have learned it is much more flexible, in my opinion.

Good Luck


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