My company is looking into buying one of the Nastran's. From everything I have read I am leaning towards NEi for their support and capabilities. During a conversation with an engineer from a large aeronautical company I just asked in passing which program he preferred. His answer was, "Do not waste your money on NEi, spend the money on MSC. Noran works well for simple linear problems but falls apart on more complex nonlinear solutions." Is there any truth to this statement? Is NEi still catching up on its complex solutions?
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