29 September 2005

UGS Announces Femap Version 9.1, the Latest Version of the World’s Most Popular PC-Based CAE Application

FOR RELEASE Thursday, September 29, 2005

CINNCINNATI – UGS Corp., a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced Version 9.1 of Femap®, its robust pre- and post-processing finite element modeling application that serves as a key component of the UGS Velocity Series the company announced yesterday. 

UGS made the announcement at its 2005 Solid Edge User Summit and Executive Symposium.

Femap is the finite element analysis (FEA) component of UGS’ new mid-market portfolio, UGS Velocity Series, the industry’s first comprehensive, preconfigured portfolio of digital product design, analysis and data management software.

“Femap is focused on bringing analysis closer to the design process,” said Alastair Robertson, manager of Femap Marketing, UGS.  “Femap makes FEA more accessible and easier to use by experts and occasional users alike, while maintaining the integrity of the analysis. With the combination of Femap’s new native Windows user interface, a newly established Femap Express integrated in Solid Edge Version 18 for fast, yet accurate analysis, UGS’ renewed focus on computer-aided engineering analysis (CAE), and our new global reseller channel program, Femap is poised for explosive growth over the next several years.”

Femap Version 9.1 offers in-depth finite element modeling functionality that allows access to advanced analysis solutions, in a native Windows environment.  The user interface is updated to reflect the latest generation Windows look and feel, further enhancing usability and productivity.  Femap is also highly integrated with Nastran, the industry’s leading solver technology, to form a broad and comprehensive CAE solution.

Femap Version 9.1 includes powerful customization and automation tools among these new enhancements:

  • a fully associative interface with Solid Edge V18 for effective geometry transfer in preparation for analysis, maintaining data integrity between design and analysis;
  • a new direct CATIA V5 translator enhances geometry transfer for CATIA users; this new additional module strengthens the CAD integration capabilities in Femap, which already include CATIA V4, Pro/Engineer, SolidWorks, any Parasolid or ACIS geometry as well as STEP and IGES.
  • a fully integrated BASIC development environment, providing direct access to the OLE/COM API of Femap, as well any other OLE/COM-compliant application;
  • an updated macro-driven program file environment, with its own access window provides record, editing and playback functionality for the automation of repetitive tasks;
  • strengthened NX Nastran integration with a new linear surface–to-surface contact capability;
  • improved mesh quality around critical boundaries and stress raisers with a new quadrilateral element meshing option;
  • improved results visualization and collaboration with a new option to directly output JT files; and
  • support for Nastran spot weld elements to aid modeling of sheet metal component fasteners.


The first customer shipment of Femap Version 9.1 is planned for Q4 2005. For more information, visit www.ugs.com/velocity or www.ugs.com/femap.


About UGS
UGS is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services with nearly 4 million licensed seats and 46,000 customers worldwide.  Headquartered in Plano, Texas, UGS’ vision is to enable a world where organizations and their partners collaborate through global innovation networks to deliver world-class products and services while leveraging UGS’ open enterprise solutions, fulfilling the mission of enabling them to transform their process of innovation. 

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