AutoFEM Analysis Lite x86 provides the software solution of finite element analysis for AutoCAD® 2007-2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016.
The system is fully integrated into AutoCAD 3D environment. This means that all process of finite element (FE) analysis is going directly in AutoCAD interface. The results of calculations are saved in AutoCAD's .dwg file and can be used for analyzing and presentation to a customer.
About This VersionVersion 2.8, 4/12/2016
New features of AutoFEM Analysis 2.8
Support of AutoCAD 2016 and ShipConstructor 2016
Version 2.8, AutoFEM Analysis is compatible with the nine different versions of AutoCAD, namely: AutoCAD 2007-2010 and 2012-2016 which all work in the Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10 environment
AutoFEM Analysis Installer is improved
An installation of compulsory program components (Microsoft Visual Studio redistributable packages) was added to the AutoFEM Analysis Installer, which was necessary to make the system work. The installer determines which version of AutoCAD and offers to the user the installation packages necessary to work with the given version of AutoCAD.
Dialogue of program launch
The application launcher was improved. In particular, on default, the mode of AutoFEM launch as "autoload" is installed now (i.e. the download of AutoFEM into AutoCAD together with the each AutoCAD launch).
Using Progress bars when fulfilling operations of data processing
Most operations which take long time to be fulfilled in the case of large models (for instance, acquiring the model from AutoCAD in the process of creating the set of bodies for FEA) now use Progress bars which visualize the current stage of the program work and allow one to estimate the remaining scope of work before the end of the operation. The Progress bar reflects the number of the already worked-through objects and allows one to indirectly estimate the time necessary to complete the current stage.
Dialogue of the command " Set of Objects for FEA" is improved
The ability to manage the smoothness of the imaging of cylindrical and spherical surfaces in the Preprocessor window is now added at the primary acquisition of the 3D model geometry from AutoCAD. The special slider allows the user to set a desirable minimum accuracy of approximation of curved elements of the 3D model.
Improvement of commands in creating sensors and user-oriented coordinate systems
The commands for creating sensors and user-tailored coordinate systems now have the ability to create several sensors or coordinate systems while the command is retrieved once. The dialogue has a new button, , which allows one to save the current definition of the object and go on to the creation of the next object, not dropping out of the dialogue. It significantly accelerates the work, especially concerning large models.
Group of sensors
This new command allows one to create a group of sensors, positioned along one right line, in one click. So the created sensor group can be used to construct a graph of the result. The user must specify the total number of sensors and limits of the model or coordinate systems, in-between which the sensors are located.
New dialogue of the result “Safety Factor"
The logic of work of the result tuning command "Safety factor " was radically reorganised. This dialogue allows one to flexibly manage and produce a visual of the levels of permissible stresses, used to test the designs for strength. In the dialogue, the level of permissible stress is shown for each part. The user can exclude separate parts from the computation, set user values of permissible stresses and change units of measurement.
Improvement of the User Interface
The button F1 calls reference for the command from the AutoFEM ribbon. The possibility of opening the context reference using the button F1 (the mouse is directed to the button) in the ribbon of AutoFEM Analysis basic commands.