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Finite Element Capabilities

Structural Composite Designs provides improved product design with Finite Element Analysis.

With capabilities to perform basic structural, normal modes and buckling analysis with the following conditions:

  • Linear statics: linear stresses, strains and deflection due to physical loads
  • Normal modes: natural frequencies and mode shapes
  • Linear buckling: critical loads and buckling shapes


Data Format Imports

  • IGES
  • STEP
  • Stereolithography

Direct Import Parasolid Models

  • SolidWorks
  • EDS Unigraphics
  • Any Parasolid-based CAD

Direct Import ACIS Solid Models

  • AutoCAD R13/R14
  • Mechanical Desktop
  • Solid Edge
  • IronCAD
  • MicoStation Modeler
  • CoCreate Design Advisor
  • Any ACIS-based CAD 


  • Create and edit ACIS-based solids
  • Create and edit Parasolid-based solids
  • Create and edit complex NURBS surfaces
  • IGES import of trimmed and untrimmed NURBS surfaces
  • Surface "stitching" to create a solid
  • Optimized IGES translator for Pro/Engineer and I-DEAS

  • Create complex lofted surfaces
  • Import complex B-Spline surfaces
  • Midplane surface extraction
  • Solid subdivision for hexahedral meshing
  • Material and property geometry attributes


  • CATIA (CATIA V4.1 and V4.2 model files): Express files from CATEXP
  • IGES (Advanced IGES interface): IGES standards 4.0 to 5.3
  • VDA: Direct access up to VDA V2.0
  • I-DEAS: I-DEAS MS8 IDI files
  • Pro/Engineer: Direct access V16 to V20 model files

  • Solid Edge: Solid and sheet metal part files
  • Unigraphics: Direct access to UG V11 to V15 models
  • ACIS and Parasolid: Conversion ACIS to Parasolid, Conversion Parasolid to ACIS
  • IGES (Export): Parasolid geometry to IGES format