• Examples

    Inside of GiD folder *.gid (example folder) there is anohter folder with the results of the analysis.

    It is possible to import the results with NASTRAN Interface to see them in the post-porcessing part.

    Visit here to see some ilustrated examples.


    Our licenses are computer-based. Therefore, Nastran-interface full version can be activated by inserting a password in the GiD menu 'Help->Register Problem type'. In order to obtain an evaluation password for any of our software programs, please go to Password page . For purchasing a professional password please contact us at: info@compassis.com .

    Note : The executable files work in DEMO mode, thus are limited for calculations of small models only.

    Getting started

    If at any time you need assistance, you can find the help you need:

    Documentation, including software manuals and tutorials

    For more specific information about Nastran, please contact the Compass technical support team at info@compassis.com

    For more information about the GiD pre/post-processor requirements, visit GiD website

Nastran interface

Nastran Interface is an application acting as a bridge between the pre/post processing program GiD and the most popular commercial Nastran codes.

Nastran Interface is designed to satisfy requirements of either high or low experienced users by introducing fast and easy to understand tools, as well as being capable to solve complex analyses.

Nastran Interface combines powerful GiD meshing and CAD geometry generation tools with one of the most popular and best functional Finite Elements code Nastran.

The easiness of Nastran Interface makes it a fast, comfortable, and versatile tool for almost any type of analysis.

Experienced users will find a powerful tool satisfying the highest level of demand and offering high level of automation of a problem data introduction.

Beginners will find an application with an easy and intuitive way to assign materials and conditions.


  • Supported elements: bars, triangular, quadrilateral, tetrahedral and hexahedral.
  • Isotropic materials.
  • Natural frequencies of a structure.
  • Possibility to work with meshes with different element sets and different local axes definition techniques.
  • Linear Static Analysis and Dynamic Analysis with Transitient or Modal formulation.
  • Generation of input files for: NE/NASTRAN, MSC/NASTRAN, MI/NASTRAN and ME/NASTRAN.

Further information here.

Nastran interface