Innovative use of FEMAP, a finite element modeling pre- and post-processing code developed by Siemens, has landed Cardinal as a featured case study on the renowned software developer’s website. Cardinal engineers used the Application Programming Interface (API) feature of FEMAP in conjunction with in-house, custom programmed Python scripts to develop automated modeling, analysis and post-processing programs. These programs enabled Cardinal to analyze over 1,000 unique shipboard pipe hanger foundations for a shipyard client in a very short period of time. Siemens was particularly impressed with how Cardinal engineers interfaced Python with API to form a comprehensive and powerful automated modeling tool.
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