Users can thus evaluate how new concepts and design changes affect product performance during the development stage. Version 2.5 leverages a Catia capability that lets users capture design knowledge and reuse it as best practices to ensure compliance with established standards. A new, automated contact-detection feature simplifies modeling and reduces potential errors with a wizard-based interface that guides users through setup options. The FEA program comes in 32 and 64-bit versions.
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