Download the 30-day trial version

CAE Fidesys 3.1
Windows

Opt for CAE Fidesys to get

A powerful and flexible preprocessor to obtain high-quality end-element meshes
User-friendly interface
High speed and accuracy of calculations confirmed by the NAFEMS international tests
Attractive cost, which beats the foreign counterparts by an order of magnitude

Functionality

CAE Fidesys Standard

  • Problems of plane stresses and plane strains
  • Calculation of the stress-strain state under static and dynamic loading
  • Calculation of Eigen modes and three-dimensional body oscillation modes
  • Calculation of critical loads and buckling modes
  • Problems for models containing elements of various types: beam, shell, solid-state types

CAE Fidesys Professional

  • All functions of Fidesys Standard
  • Elastoplastic deformation according to the Mises and Drucker-Prager models
  • Geometrically nonlinear problems
  • Physically nonlinear problems
  • Contact problems
  • Solving thermal conductivity and thermoelasticity problems

Functional modules

Fidesys Dynamics

  • Applying the spectral elements method for both linear and nonlinear problems.
  • Solving non-stationary problems.
  • Analyzing wave processes.
  • Seismic modeling.
  • Modeling non-destructive testing.

Fidesys Composite

  • Analyzing effective properties of composites.
  • Building a realistic microstructure of the composite.
  • Calculation of products from composite materials (including porous, laminated and fibrous, and woven products).
  • Determination of monolayer properties.
  • Rubber cord modeling.

Fidesys HPC

  • Parallelization of the calculation main stages.
  • Faster calculation, up to 30 times.
  • OpenMP technology: using all working cores of a workstation.
  • MPI technology: using several workstations in a network, or supercomputer nodes.

Supported CAD formats

  • Abaqus (*.inp)
  • ACIS (*.sat, *.sab*)
  • AVS Files (*.avs)
  • Catia v5 (*.CATPart, *.CATProduct, *.CGR)
  • Catia v6 (*.CATPart, *.CATProduct, *.CGR)
  • Cubit Files (*.cub)
  • Facets (*.fac)
  • Fluent (*.msh)
  • Genesis/Exodus (*.g, *.gen, *.e, *.exo)
  • Ideas (*.unv)
  • IGES (*.igs, *.iges*)
  • Nastran (*.bdf)
  • Parasolid Direct (*.x_t, *.xmt_txt, *.x_b, *.xmt_bin)
  • Patran (*.pat, *.neu, *.out)
  • Pro/Engineer/Creo (*.prt*, *.asm*)
  • SolidWorks Direct (*.sldprt, *.sldasm)
  • STEP (*.stp, *.step*)
  • STL Files (*.stl)

Calculation rendering

The Fidesys package provides a wide range of functions for postprocessing, analyzing and visualizing computational results with application of various filters.

The system allows rendering for vector and tensor fields, building of graphs and diagrams, and analyzing temporal dependencies.
In addition, the toolkit includes a wide range of filters and ensures displaying in many popular formats.

System requirements

Hardware requirements

CPU:
Dual-core 1,7 ГГц or higher
RAM:
at least 8 Gb
Free disk space:
5 Gb
Graphics card similar to:
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 or higher
Screen resolution:
1024х768 or higher
64-bit versions are supported Windows (for 1.7.0):
Windows 10, 8 and 8.1, 7 SP1
Windows Server 2012 R2, 2012, 2008 R2 SP1
64-bit versions are supported Linux (for 1.5.0):
OpenSUSE 12.3, Red Hat EL 5.9, 6.4, Ubuntu Server 10.04
Ubuntu Desktop and Server 12.04, Debian 6.0.x, CentOS 6.5

Licensing terms

Period

CAE Fidesys can be purchased both for a limited period (starting from 1 year) and for an unlimited period.

Types of keys

The key allows you to use CAE Fidesys in accordance with the terms of a specific license. The key can be either software or hardware (USB). The software key is tied to a specific computer and cannot be used on another computer, if it is not a network key (see the next section); the hardware key can be moved from one computer to another.

Network keys

The software key can also be a network key. In this case, the computer, where this key is installed, will be the license server and will allow CAE Fidesys to run on other computers on the network without activation. This option is recommended if you need to install a large number of copies within a local network.

Software history

Version 3.1

Released: October 2020

Functional additions and improvements

  • Added calculation of laminate (layered) shells (alpha version).
  • Added the ability to use local coordinate systems in the preprocessor
  • Improved algorithm for working with boundary conditions of cyclic symmetry
  • Added the ability to perform topological optimization of models

Additions and improvements to the preprocessor

  • Added display of 3D sections of beams in the preprocessor
  • Improved the process of setting properties for blocks
  • Improved algorithm for generating triangular and tetrahedral meshes
  • Added new options for selecting objects
  • Added a new ability to pull corners
  • Added new features for removing surfaces
  • Added new spacing matching technology for mesh generation
  • Added a new command for removing cavities in solid solids
  • Added command to remove overlapping volumes
  • Added new features to the context menu
  • Improved technology for automatic generation of hexahedral meshes
  • Improved import of mesh geometric models

Version 3.0

Released: March 2020

Functional additions and improvements

  • Added an unstructured hexahedral mesh generator.
  • Added a new tool for finding mesh intersections.
  • A spectral method for solving linear dynamic problems using a reaction spectrum has been implemented.
  • Added new types of boundary conditions: Rigid constraints, Heat source, Volumetric heat source, Fluid flow.
  • Added the ability to edit material from the Wood. Geometry tools have been redesigned.

Version 2.2

Released: October 2019

Functional additions and improvements

  • added the ability to perform calculations of composite CAD-models with gaps / overlaps between bodies for all types of analysis, including dynamic direct integration
  • added the ability to change the properties of materials in blocks under multistage loading
  • for beam elements, the accuracy of displaying results in a 3D view has been increased
  • improved accuracy and speed of calculations of dynamic problems by the direct integration method

New types of boundary conditions

  • directional constraints to define normal or tangential boundary conditions
  • periodic boundary conditions for modeling cyclosymmetry and periodic structures
  • boundary condition Radiation for problems of heat conduction and thermoelasticity

Additions and improvements to the preprocessor

  • added a toolbar with options for displaying the model along the coordinate axes
  • calculation control buttons Start / Stop / Pause moved to the toolbar

Postprocessor additions and improvements

  • improved work of the Coordinate system filter

Version 2.1

Released: June 2019
The work with geometric models consisting of a large number of elements has been accelerated. In particular, the time for loading and preprocessing such models has been reduced.
Added the ability to upload Seg-Y files for models from beam and shell elements.

Version 2.0

Released: March 2019

Added calculation of multistage loading

  • setting active boundary conditions for each loading step
  • setting the values of the boundary conditions for each loading step in the form of a tabular dependence
  • assignment of active blocks in the model for each loading step
Added automatic recording of the results of dynamic calculations (displacements, velocities, pressure, principal stresses) in the form of seismograms in SGY files for a given set of receivers.
Added support for formula and table dependencies for material constants when importing and exporting materials.
Added drawing of graphs for tabular dependencies.
The ability to create models in the preprocessor is included, regardless of the type of license key.

Version 1.7.1

Released: September 2018

New types of boundary conditions:

  • connected contact (the ability to solve large assemblies on non-conformal meshes of different orders)
  • radiation
  • heat source (with intermediate nodes)
  • volumetric heat source
  • pore pressure
  • fluid flow
  • fluid source
  • volumetric fluid source

New types of analysis:

  • piezo conductivity
  • calculation of effective thermoelastic properties

Added the ability to set initial conditions:

  • initial movement
  • starting speed
  • initial angular velocity
  • initial temperature
  • initial pore pressure

New material properties

  • multilinear hardening (von Mises)
  • prestress
  • piezoelasticity

Additions and improvements to the preprocessor

  • new convenient mechanism for specifying materials

Postprocessor additions and improvements

  • improved work of the software interface

Version 1.7.0

Issued: June 2017

New element types:

  • springs
  • point masses
  • beam elements of the second order (with intermediate assemblies)

New types of boundary conditions:

  • distributed force
  • rigid links
  • gravity
  • angular velocity
  • non-reflecting boundary conditions and initial conditions in dynamic analysis

New types of analysis:

  • harmonic analysis
  • modal form superposition method, including specification of damping parameters, for solving dynamic problems

The possibility to specify the dependencies of material parameters on coordinates / temperature is added.

The possibility to calculate effective masses and contribution factors of structure Eigen modes is added.

New cross-section profiles are added for beam elements.

The work of the unstructured computational mesh generator has been improved, including the hybrid mesh case.

Support added for the CATIA v5, v6 formats.

Version 1.6 R2

Released: April 2015

Additions and improvements to the preprocessor:

  • The possibility to automatically process the results of calculating the composite effective properties. Stability is improved.

Additions and improvements to the processor (calculation module):

  • Elastoplastic deformation according to the Drucker-Prager model
  • Calculation of effective properties for composite materials
  • HPC and Dynamics modules are available in the Standard and Professional versions

Additions and improvements to the postprocessor (3D visualization module):

  • Improved the work of the program interface based on Python Shell.

Do you still have questions?

Please call us, we are glad to help you

Or visit the FAQ section