MSC Nastran Pro Tip – Documentation

10
Mar

Challenge/Question
Is there a list of all the current MSC Nastran documentation?

Resolution/Answer 1
Yes. In the default intallation directory, search for thi s .pdf. It is one pdf that links to the rest of the documentation. C:\MSC.Software\MSC_Nastran\20122\msc20122\Doc\pdf_nastran\nastran_library.pdf

Resolution/Answer 2

Yes, and I have presented a list of all the MSC Nastran 2012 documents I know of. Each document is linked below. The Release Guides are marked if they have information on the newest SOL 400 updates for that particular release.

  1. MSC Nastran 2012 Release Guide
  2. MSC Nastran 2012 Installation and Operations Guide
  3. MSC Nastran 2012 Quick Referece Guide
  4. MSC Nastran 2012 Getting Started with MSC Nastran User's Guide
  5. MSC Nastran 2012 Dynamic Analysis User's Guide
  6. MSC Nastran 2012 Linear Static Analysis User's Guide
  7. MSC Nastran 2012 Demonstration Problems
  8. MSC Nastran 2012 User Define Services
  9. MSC Nastran 2012 Design Sensitivity and Optimizatin User's Guide
  10. MSC Nastran 2012 Explicit Nonlinear (SOL 700) User's Guide
  11. MSC Nastran 2012 Implicit Nonlinear (SOL 600) User's Guide
  12. MSC.Nastran 2002 Thermal Analysis User's Guide
  13. MSC.Nastran Version 68 Aeroelastic Analysis User's Guide
  14. MSC.Nastran 2001 Superelement User's Guide
  15. MSC Nastran 2012 DMAP Programmer's Guide
  16. MSC.Nastran 2004 Reference Manual
  17. MSC Nastran 2012 PAA User's Guide (Pre-Release)
  18. MSC Nastran 2012 Loads Management User's Guide (Pre-Release)
  19. MSC.Access User's Manual Version 2005.1
  20. MSC.Nastran 2001 Numerical Methods User's Guide
  21. MSC.Software EFEA 2012 User's Guide
  22. MSC.Software EFEA 2012 Tutorial
  23. MSC.Software EBEA 2012 User's Guide
  24. MSC.Nastran 2001 Release Guide
  25. MSC.Nastran 2004 Release Guide                                    SOL 400
  26. MSC.Nastran 2004 r3 Release Guide
  27. MSC.Nastran 2005 Release Guide                                    SOL 400
  28. MSC.Nastran 2005 r2 Release Guide
  29. MSC.Nastran 2005 r2 Release Guide Addendum
  30. MSC.Nastran 2005 r3 Release Guide
  31. MSC Nastran 2007 r1 Release Guide
  32. MSC Nastran 2008 r1 Release Guide
  33. MSC Nastran 2010 Release Guide                                     SOL 400
  34. MD Nastran 2006 Release Guide                                       SOL 400
  35. MD R2 Nastran Release Guide                                           SOL 400
  36. MD Nastran R2.1 Release Guide                                        SOL 400
  37. MD Nastran R3 Release Guide                                           SOL 400
  38. MD Nastran 2010 Release Guide                                        SOL 400
  39. MD Nastran 2011 & MSC Nastran 2011 Release Guide     SOL 400
  40. MSC Nastran 2012 Release Guide                                      SOL 400

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