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I am new to Mac as of a month- jumped the Window ship for Mac- and I am looking for freeware or affordable Structural Analysis software that can help me to calculate and determine whether the load, force, shear, bending, etc is safe or not.

I am trying to design my home building a Timber Frame(TF) house and I am using Sketchup8 with TF rubies but I still need to calculate whether my design is safe before I can actually implement the design.

Any help or advice is much appreciated! I already tried googling it up with no luck. I found one on OpenSource but the software was more of input the number to get the result and it doesn't have graph/chart output which can be an issue when presenting my work to the Engineer in order to obtain the stamp on my plan. I would prefer to show the graph/chart of the load so it will save time since most Engineer charges $100 an hour.

Again, thanks in advance!
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Did you ever find some good open source or free Structural Analysis software for Mac OS X?
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Did you ever find some good open source or free Structural Analysis software for Mac OS X?
No, I haven't and sure wish I could!
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You might want to have a look at the archives at Mailing List Archives

Search for a few different terms I saw go by, eg. FEM, finite element, computational fluid dynamics, physics simulations
There have been some recommendations on the list, i haven't looked in any depth tho.

And check this out:
List of finite element software packages - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Let us know if you find anything good.
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