Download SDC for Femap


Job – the calculation set that contains loads and their combinations to be calculated with the defined calculation options.

The Job supports following analyses types:

The Job consists of the following components:

Add Job

To add a new job execute Jobs - Add from the tree. The following dialog will be displayed:


Request Results allows defining what category of results has to be analyzed. By default, Displacement, Stress, Applied, Reaction, Element Force and Force Balance are requested.

Analysis Selection - defines on what elements the analysis will be run;

Read Results Selection - the elements for which the results have to be read. If only the portion of the model has to be checked - reduction of the result selection to that portion will improve memory usage and calculation performance;

Solid Stress/Strain - read centroid or corner results for solid elements;

Plate Stress/Strain - read centroid or corner results for plate elements.

Hot Spot Stress

Use Weld Stresses outside Locations - display weld stress values for all elements that are not used in Hot Spot Locations defined in Weld Finder. Display 0 if turned off;

Use Average Corner Data - use averaged top/bottom stresses from all attached elements at the element corner where hot spot is calculated.

Automatically create Individual Loads from

FEM Loads and Constraints - create Individual Loads for the calculations from the combinations of all FEM Loads and all Constraints;

Results - create the Individual Loads from all existing results by one result per load.

To set Nastran options for Analysis press Define...

Options for each analysis type may differ, though General Solver Options section is common for all of the types.

Job analysis settings support the following options:

By default, all loads are included in the Analysis. Execute Jobs - Job - Select Loads to be Analyzed from the tree to change the included loads in analysis:

Jobs select for analysis | SDC Verifier

Note: If more than one job is created in a project - it is required to select the job before the loads


To analyze multiple Jobs / Standards execute Home - Main - Analyze - Analyze Multiple Jobs/Standards from the ribbon:


Skip Analyzed Jobs - analyzed jobs (all Individual Loads have results) will be skipped.

Skip Jobs and Standards with Results - loads with results won't be recalculated (if the option Skip Analyzed Jobs is checked);

Note: Results of all categories and selected Standards will be calculated automatically for all loads that were analyzed and can be time consuming (depending on the size of the model and amount of loads/standards to be calculated).

Job of Jobs

The job of jobs is a special job to create load combinations based on individual loads from other jobs and envelopes based on loads from other jobs.

To create Job of jobs execute Jobs - Add Job of Jobs from the tree and select referenced Jobs:


It is not possible to create Individual Loads in Job of Jobs, only referenced Individual Loads can be combined in Load Sets:

Note: Analyze command for Job of jobs will run the analysis for all referenced jobs.