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Overview

What is Helius PFA?

Helius PFA overview video (2:55 min.)

Gain deeper insights into virtual prototyping with Helius PFA, progressive failure analysis software that predicts failure stages of composite materials. Helius PFA enables you to integrate composite and elastomeric material properties into your finite element analysis (FEA) program.

Helius PFA features

  • Import Moldflow results

    Transfer as-manufactured data for more accurate simulation. (video: 1:37 min.)

  • Material nonlinearity and progressive failure

    Analyze the progression of composite failure. (video: 1:45 min.)

  • Direct FEA integration

    Enhance existing Abaqus, ANSYS, or NASTRAN FEA. (video: 3:04 min.)

  • Multiple analysis types

    Perform static, explicit, and fatigue analyses.

  • Advanced composite analysis

    Simulate 3D weld line, compression response, progressive failure, delamination, and other analyses.

  • Easier material exchange

    Interface with Moldflow and Inventor Nastran software, as well as third-party FEA systems.

Reporting:

Product usage reporting

  • See an aggregate summary of how many people are using each product and version, and the overall frequency of use.

Administration & Security:

2-step verification

  • Add another layer of security to user accounts.

Bulk import & assign

  • Upload a .csv file to add and assign a large number of users at once.

Support & Adoption Services:

8x5 live support

  • Contact an Autodesk specialist for help during your local business hours.

Collaboration:

Autodesk Drive

  • Securely store, preview and share design data.

Shared views

  • Quickly and securely share work with stakeholders.

Click here to see full list of plan features and frequently asked questions.

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