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UGS Plans Femap v9.2 for FEA in Q2


UGS has announced Version 9.2 of Femap® software, its robust pre- and post-processing finite element modeling application. Femap is the finite element analysis (FEA) component of UGS’ mid-market portfolio, Velocity Series™ portfolio, the PLM industry’s first comprehensive, preconfigured portfolio of digital product design, analysis and data management software.

Femap Version 9.2 offers in-depth finite element modeling functionality that allows access to advanced analysis solutions in a native Windows environment. Femap is also highly integrated with Nastran, the industry’s leading solver technology, to form a broad and comprehensive CAE solution.

“One of Femap’s strengths is its CAD and solver neutrality, which underscores UGS’ open systems policy,” said Bill McClure, vice president, UGS Velocity Series. “With this new version, Femap increases its depth of integration with the Nastran solvers, particularly in regard to contact and connection support.”

New functionality in Femap Version 9.2 includes powerful assembly handling capabilities among these other new enhancements:

Automatic surface contact detection for assembly models;
Support of glued surface connection functionality recently released with NX™ Nastran 4.1;
Consolidation of contact functionality within the user interface that allows easier definition and access to contact definitions for all solvers that support contact;
Data mapping that allows results from one analysis to be mapped to another model of similar topology for subsequent analysis – e.g. thermal results from a coarsely meshed model mapped to a finely meshed model for subsequent structural analysis;
Extended surfaces that can handle modeling of weldments or welded structures
Improved graphics performance.

The first customer shipment of Femap Version 9.2 is planned for the second quarter of 2006. For more information, visit or


Date: May 2, 2006