Better and more durable designs are often less complex. The software works with data from computer models, sensors, or historical records. OntoSpace is easy to use and does not require special mathematical training or statistical knowledge. The calculation method lets users specify target stresses, displacements, or masses, and also suggests ways to change a design so it reaches prescribed values.

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