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FEA software best suited for Sold Works and honeycomb materialHelpful Member!(3) 

Helpful Member!  WB (Mechanical) (OP)
2 Feb 00 12:42
I was wondering if I could get some input on what FEA Software is best suited for Solid Works CAD Software. I also work with honeycomb walls and need input on an FEA software package that will work with this material.
Helpful Member!(2)  lyletk (Mechanical)
9 Feb 00 8:47
I use Solidworks and the best FEA software to use with it is Cosmos/Works. It is designed to work from within Solidworks. It is extremely user friendly and is accurate. I have done some manual calculations to verify the Cosmosworks results and it comes out very close. You can purchase the Cosmosworks from your Solidworks supplier.

As far as your honeycomb walls, you simply input the material properties from the honeycomb manufacturer into cosmos.
SThwaite (Aerospace)
20 Apr 00 19:05
I also use COSMOS FE analysis software, and higly recommend it for ease of use. I'm currently looking at CAD import from a variety of CAD packages. I currently use Rhino and have to use the IGES import, but solidworks, ProEng, and a number of other packages are supported directly. Contact Mark Harwood in the UK on 01993 883555 to give details - he's the technical guru at Desktop Engineering (UK suppliers of COSMOS products)

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