Here you can find quick answers to important questions about the FVA-Workbench.

General


The FVA-Workbench is software for the modeling, parameterization, and calculation of transmission systems. 

The FVA Workbench is a manufacturer-neutral calculation platform for simple modeling, parameterization, and simulation of innovative drive systems. The calculation methods are developed within the FVA e.V. network by leading companies from the drive technology industry and at the best research institutes. The experimental verifications and documentation of the deviations are just as important as the development of the theory.

See our website to discover what the software can do and what makes it unique.

Customers:

  • Automotive
  • Industrial gear units
  • Bearings
  • Aviation
  • Marine
  • Rail transport
  • Wind energy

Users

  • Field representatives
  • Project engineers
  • Designers
  • Transmission specialists
  • Failure analysts


With an uncompromising focus on efficiency and productivity in day-to-day business, gear models can be quickly built, calculated, and analyzed.

The FVA-Workbench can support you in the design and calculation of gearbox models as well as the search for the causes of damage. From simple standard load carrying capacity to analysis of individual contacts, the FVA-Workbench leaves no question unanswered.

All features of the FVA-Workbench at a glance can be found here.

 

Through strong support from the German research community and the FVA e.V. network.

The FVA Workbench computing platform and its underlying foundation are continually developed and driven by requirements from the industry. FVA GmbH provides professional software structures for these enhancements and complements them with innovative features for the best possible application in industrial practice. 


Yes. We offer FVA-Workbench courses on various topics every year. 

Take a look at our current range of training courses.

Custom training

We would be happy to develop a seminar tailored to your individual requirements at a location of your choice.

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Licensing


Our licensing model is very flexible and can be tailored to your needs.

A Maintenance Subscription license has a license period of 365 days.
Additional license periods (quarter/ half year/ multiple years) are also available upon request.

Usage, maintenance, support, and software updates for all licensed modules are included during the license period. This means that all versions of the FVA-Workbench can be used with one license.

There are three different editions of the FVA-Workbench, which differ in the scope of their standard configuration and in the number of optional add-on feautures.

Modeler Edition: Perfect for all users who develop new gearbox concepts, analyze existing gearbox models, or would like to customize them for additional simulations.
Extended Edition: The standard calculation tool for all designers and engineers involved in the product development process of drive systems.
Advanced Edition: Offers calculation specialists advanced FVA simulation methods for product development based on current results.

The Advanced Edition offers a greater calculation scope than the Modeler and Extended Editions. The Extended Edition offers a greater calculation scope than the Modeler Edition.

An upgrade to a higher FVA-Workbench edition is possible at any time and can be flexibly scheduled. This allows you to increase the number of licenses at short notice without tying up valuable capital in the long term.


FVA GmbH software solutions are continuously developed to meet the requirements of the drive technology industry and to include cutting-edge research. We offer our software solutions as Maintenance Subscription licenses so that our customers can take advantage of these developments.

With the Maintenance Subscription license models, you receive free maintenance and software updates within the licensed term as well as direct access to our expert support team. Thus, we help you to protect your investment in the software and use the latest functionalities at any time.


The three editions differ in terms of their standard configuration (the modules included in the standard package) and the additional optional modules for special applications.

The Advanced Edition offers a larger calculation scope than the Modeler and the Extended Edition. The Extended Edition offers a larger calculation scope than the Modeler Edition.

Modeler Edition

Perfect for all users who develop new gearbox concepts, analyze existing gearbox models, or adapt them for further calculations.

Extended Edition

The standard calculation tool for all designers and engineers involved in the product development process of drive systems.

Advanced Edition

Offers calculation specialists advanced FVA calculation methods for product development based on current results from research findings.

More information
 


Client license (single user)

The license can only be used on a single computer, is bound to the hardware key used, and cannot be transferred to other hardware.

Floating license (parallel users)

With a network license, the FVA-Workbench can be installed on any number computers. Any number of users on the same network can share product licenses, up to the total number of purchased licenses. The FVA software must have a functioning network connection to the license server. It is not necessary to apply for a new license in the event of client hardware changes.


Yes. If you want several users to be able to use the FVA-Workbench, the Floating License is the right choice.

With a network license, the FVA-Workbench can be installed on any number computers. Any number of users on the same network can share product licenses, up to the total number of purchased licenses. The FVA software must have a functioning network connection to the license server. It is not necessary to apply for a new license in the event of client hardware changes.


Yes, with a floating license the FVA-Workbench can be installed and used worldwide.


Send an email to lizenz(at)fva-service.remove-this.de with a list of the modules you are interested in.

We would be happy to prepare an offer for you.


Yes!

A standard Maintenance Subscription license has a duration of 365 days.
Additional license periods (quarter/ half year/ multiple years) are also available upon request.


Yes, you are eligible for a special license for research and educational purposes.

Please send a request to lizenz(at)fva-service.remove-this.de.

 


Have your license details (e.g. user or location) changed? No problem!

Contact our license department (lizenz(at)fva-service.remove-this.de). You will receive a form (License Change Notification) to complete and return to the license department.


You have a SIMPACK license and would like to use the FVA modules as an FVA member? No problem!

Send your inquiry to lizenz(at)fva-service.remove-this.de. You will receive a form (License Change Notification) to complete and return to the license department.


No problem.

Contact our license department (lizenz(at)fva-service.remove-this.de). You will receive a form (License Change Notification) to complete and return to the license department.


You can use the SIMPACK FVA bundle!

Contact our licensing department (lizenz(at)fva-service.remove-this.de). You will receive a form (License Change Notification) to complete and return to the license department

Installation


Do you have a client or floating license and are ready to get started?

Install the FVA-Workbench as described here. Please note that the procedures for client and floating licenses differ slightly.

 

Minimum system requirements Recommended system requirements
Operating system Windows versions 7, 8, 10 (64-bit) Windows versions 7, 8, 10 (64-bit)
Processor Intel/AMD 2 x 2.3 GHz (2010 and newer) Intel/AMD 2 x 2.6 GHz (2012 and newer)
Graphics card - DirectX 9 compatible graphics card
System memory 6GB 8GB
Software Internet Explorer, PDF Reader Internet Explorer, PDF Reader

More information is available here.

 


The process for creating the hardware key depends on the type of license (client or floating license).

Client License

The hardware key can be created with the "Keytool" program or via the FVA-Workbench start dialog.

Floating License

The hardware key of the computer on which the license server is running is required. This is created with the "Keytool" and executed on the server.

 


If you have problems with the installation, please contact our support team.

 

Support


Our three support levels give you direct access to the experts from the FVA community who can help you with your problem.

Level 1: First point contact for all incoming support requests. Support for operational questions and simple technical questions.
Level 2: Professional and technical support for complex application and calculation questions.
Level 3: Support with in-depth questions related to calculation methodology and program implementation.

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You can reach our support team via the ticket system, by phone (+49 69 6603 1991) or by e-mail (support(at)fva-service.de).

Monday - Friday from 9:00 to 16:00 CET

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