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UGS Announces Femap Version 9.3


UGS Corp., a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced the release of Version 9.3 of Femap(R) software, the finite element analysis (FEA) component of the UGS Velocity Series(TM) portfolio.

Femap Version 9.3 is the latest release of UGS' robust pre and post processor for engineering FEA. Femap is known for its tight integration with Nastran(R), in particular UGS' own NX(R) Nastran solver. This latest version of Femap continues a 20-year history of productivity and functionality improvements aimed directly at dedicated engineers and analysts.

"One of Femap's strengths is its depth of integration with the Nastran solvers," said Bill McClure, vice president, UGS Velocity Series. "This new release serves to significantly increase Femap's support of Nastran functionality as well as expand user interface extensions and enhancements to modeling capabilities."

Femap Version 9.3 enhancements add significant new modeling functionality and expand Nastran support and integration through the following:

-- new methods of applying loads through data surfaces,

-- bolt preload modeling,

-- support for a new dynamic design analysis method (DDAM) for shock spectrum analysis,

-- increased support for dynamics analysis, in particular complex modes and rotor dynamics, as well as substructuring using superelements, new linear contact options, and fluid modeling using the virtual mass fluid modeling,

-- new composite layup modeling interface that allows easy set up of composite plies with interactive calculation of equivalent laminate properties,

-- expanded data surface capability to include 1-, 2- and 3-D data surfaces that allow results data transfer to another model for subsequent analysis,

-- further extensions to the user interface, in particular the Model Info tree,

-- new capability to expand geometric surfaces to solids,

-- access to API utilities through "Customer Tools" toolbar, and

-- increased post-process results control for contouring of partial models.

Femap Version 9.3 will be available this quarter. For more information, visit or


Date: February 28, 2007