3 Days On Request

This 3-day CATIA V5 Finite Element Analysis (FEA) course is based on Generative Part Structural Analysis Fundamentals (GPF);
Generative Part Structural Analysis Expert (GPE); and Generative Assembly Structural Analysis (GAS) for Mechanical Designers.
Some advanced functionality provided by the Elfini Structural Analysis (EST) product will also be covered depending on customer requirements.

This course will start with a short, basic introduction to the 'Finite Element Method' theory for linear static FEA and will continue with hands-on training in how to use the CATIA V5 Generative Structural Analysis workbench to analyse single parts and assemblies.

GPF: Learn the basic concepts of FEA and the general analysis process;  learn how to conduct a simple static analysis on a single part using finite elements, and how to produce the final report of analysis results.

GPE: Learn how to use advanced FEA pre-processing techniques and postprocessing tools, including the concept of defining virtual parts to avoid excessive geometric modeling. Learn how to perform frequency analysis on a single part, and how to use adaptive meshing to achieve pre-defined accuracy.

GAS: Learn how to conduct FEA using an existing assembly. You will learn how to create connections between assembly components and how to assign appropriate connection properties. You will also learn how to create an analysis assembly from the existing meshed parts.


  • Predict why, when, and how to use Finite Element Analysis
  • Use different element types and shapes to mesh a part
  • Apply clamp, slider, and iso-static restraints
  • Apply force, moment, and displacement loads
  • Compute static analysis for a single part
  • Visualize the images of the analysis results and produce the analysis reports
  • Refine existing meshes to produce more accurate results
  • Define and customize the material properties of the parts to be analyzed
  • Apply pressure, acceleration, and force density loads
  • Define virtual parts to simplify the analysis
  • Apply pivot, ball-joint, and user-defined restraints
  • Compute frequency analysis for a single part
  • Create planar sections to visualize the internal result values
  • Compute and refine a mesh using adaptive meshing in order to achieve the pre-defined accuracy
  • Interpret the various types of hypotheses that are used for creating an assembly analysis and differentiate between them
  • Define analysis connections between assembly components
  • Use existing assembly constraints to automatically create analysis connections
  • Assign a connection property to the appropriate analysis connection
  • Compute a static analysis for an assembly
  • Create and manage an analysis assembly model using existing meshed parts


Students attending this course should have knowledge of CATIA V5 Foundation.

DTE is an accredited and certified service and education provider to Dassault Systemes

DTE is a certified PLM Education partner to Dassault Systèmes.

This course is scheduled by arrangement and can be arranged for one-on-one training, group session, on-site or on-premise.

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