Inventor Nastran Essentials

The Inventor Nastran course will teach you how to navigate the user interface and workflows to optimise your design for both parts and assemblies.
Course Duration
2 Days
+-7 hrs per day
Start Date
25 Aug 2022
+-08.30 am
Course Location
Cape Town
See centres
Course Price
R 4800
Including VAT

Course Overview


The Inventor Nastran software is a finite element analysis (FEA) tool that is embedded directly in the Autodesk Inventor software as an Add-In. It is powered by the Autodesk Nastran solver and offers simulation capabilities specifically tailored for designers and analysts as a tool for predicting the physical behavior of parts or assemblies under various boundary conditions.

Course Objectives

After completing this course participants should be able to understand and/or create:

  • Activate and navigate the Autodesk Inventor Nastran environment to conduct FEA analyzes
  • Create, edit, and assign idealizations and materials
  • Manage the creation, setup, and modification of analyses and subcases that are used to analyze both static and dynamic models
  • Constraints with the required degrees of freedom and assign them to entities
  • Loads that accurately represent the magnitude and location of the loads the model will experience in the working environment
  • Connector elements to simulate how a physical connector such as a rod, cable, spring, rigid body, or bolt will affect the model
  • Surface Contact elements to define contact between interacting components
  • Assign global and local mesh settings
  • Run an Autodesk Inventor Nastran analysis
  • Review and create result plots for analyzing the results

Who Should Attend?

This course is designed for Inventor users who would like to analyse and further optimise their designs through linear and non-linear analyses.


  • The user should have Finite Element Analysis (FEA) knowledge, can interpret results, and in general, know how a model should be setup for an analysis

What's Included

Software Trial
Tea & Coffee
Wifi Access
Certified Instructor
*Items may differ between courses, contact an agent for details


Upon completion of the course, you will be presented with an internationally recognized Autodesk Authorized Training Certificate.

Not happy with your current selection?
By submitting the form you agree to Terms & Conditions
By submitting you agree to our Ts & Cs

Contact us with your query

By submitting the form you agree to Terms & Conditions

Send us your query

By submitting you agree to our Ts & Cs