Finite element software

Discussion in 'Software' started by CGN, Jul 11, 2008.

  1. CGN
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    CGN Senior Member

    Looking for a Finite element software i found this program and yes too good to be true but i can't find any other references

    $50 CAD

    http://www.lisa-fet.com/index.htm
     
  2. MikeJohns
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    MikeJohns Senior Member

    Thanks for the link

    I have to say you usually get what you pay for. We evaluated this and I wouldn't recommend it.
    We found it very poor importing and exporting geometry, its meshing was clutzy and slow and we had a battle to use it reliably for accurate results. I was looking at recommending it for some students, but it was not suitable and I'd give it 2 out of 10 for ease of use.

    IMO Cadre is a good one with a free limited download, for students they offer the full package at a discount, while also having good professional features.

    Other more pro oriented like Strand/Straus 7 also have free limited node trial software.
    Many of the 3d solid cad packages have a basic linear FEA embedded with the std package these days and they are very user friendly.

    It would be great if Rhino had an add in for this.
     
  3. CGN
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    CGN Senior Member

    Thanks Mikeiohns, I have seen it before but never tested, I agree cadre is really good easy to use IMO and works fine with Rhino.

    cheers
     
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