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    Structural Analysis software
    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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    Structural Analysis Software
    Did you ever find some good open source or free Structural Analysis software for Mac OS X?

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    Quote Originally Posted by knebme View Post
    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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