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Developer(s) Siemens PLM Software
Operating system Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
Type Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) software

Femap (Finite Element Modeling And Postprocessing) is an engineering analysis program sold by Siemens PLM Software that is used to build finite element models of complex engineering problems ("pre-processing") and view solution results ("post-processing"). It runs on Microsoft Windows and provides CAD import, modeling and meshing tools to create a finite element model, as well as postprocessing functionality that allows mechanical engineers to interpret analysis results. The finite element method allows engineers to virtually model components, assemblies, or systems to determine behavior under a given set of boundary conditions, and is typically used in the design process to reduce costly prototyping and testing, evaluate differing designs and materials, and for structural optimization to reduce weight.

Product simulation applications include basic strength analysis, frequency and transient dynamic simulation, system-level performance evaluation and advanced response, fluid flow and multi-physics engineering analysis for simulation of functional performance.

Femap is used by engineering organizations and consultants to model complex products, systems and processes including satellites, aircraft, defense electronics, heavy construction equipment, lift cranes, marine vessels and process equipment.


  • History 1
  • Application 2
  • Add-ons 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


1985 - ESP founded by George Rudy and Femap originally developed as a pre- and postprocessor to Nastran.
1999 - ESP acquired by SDRC
2001 - SDRC acquired by EDS
2004 - Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software suite spun off to form UGS
2007 - UGS acquired by the Automation & Drives Division of Siemens and Siemens PLM Software formed

Femap product development continues as a CAD neutral and solver independent application that is available bundled with Siemens PLM solvers (NX Nastran, Femap Thermal Solver, or Femap Flow Solver), or standalone where typically it is used with independent solvers such as ADINA, NEi Nastran, LS-DYNA, ANSYS, Abaqus.


Femap is used in a number of industries, including aerospace [1] and marine.


SDC Verifier [2] enhances Femap with a new functionality. Together they provide an accepted and sound solution for the verification of constructions according to Structural Design Standards. SDC Verifier uses Femap as the pre-processor for the generation of model and its graphical interface to visualize the results.


  1. ^ "Femap Used by Evektor in Aircraft Design and Development," Desktop Engineering, June 2008.
  2. ^ "Femap add-on" Femap and SDC Verifier

External links

  • [1] Siemens
  • [2] Femap and SDC Verifier
  • [3] SDC Verifier
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