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Hagerman Connection Blog

Hagerman Helps Planet Tool & Engineering Create Effective Simulations

Posted by hagermancompany on Nov 12, 2021 2:20:18 PM

Customer Challenge

As a custom machine builder, early approval of the design concept is very important for Planet Tool & Engineering. At Hagerman & Company, we looked for ways to explain and illustrate machine functionality to the customer so they can make knowledgeable decisions based on their end needs. Simulation software is a great way to effectively demonstrate operational characteristics and obtain design verification. Once it is obtained, the detailed design is completed and sent to production.

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Topics: Case Studies, Nastran In-CAD

Degrees of Freedom – Mixing Solid, Shell and Line Elements in Nastran In-CAD

Posted by Robert Smith on Jan 29, 2018 9:00:00 AM

What are “Degrees of Freedom” when working with FEA models and why do they matter? If you're new to FEA, this is a good concept to get a grasp of early on. If you are experienced, you may not have ever run into any problems related to degree of freedom limitations in finite elements – or maybe you have and just didn’t know it.

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Topics: Simulation, Nastran In-CAD

Getting Started with Nastran In-CAD

Posted by hagermancompany on Dec 8, 2017 5:44:10 PM


Nastran In-CAD is a very powerful, full-featured FEA tool that is now available within Autodesk’s Product Design & Manufacturing Collection (PD&MC).  This versatile application is aimed squarely at the design engineer who wants to quickly assess product performance prior to building physical prototypes or manufacturing.

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Topics: Events, Nastran In-CAD