Finite Element Analysis (FEA) software embedded within a free solid modeler. Import from a neutral file (STEP or IGES) from any other CAD system, modify the model then perform the analyses you need, and plot/animate the results in color contours.
modeling tools in Hex:
- import step, iges & export step, iges, stl files.
- create sketches then extrude, loft, revolve them to create solids.
- boolean operations; cut, fuse, split, intersect solids.
- translation, rotation, patterning of features.
- fillet, chamfer edges.
Old-school structured meshes of beams, 3D shells, axisymmetric quads and 3D hexahedra via input text files. Still useful and now with 64-bit parallel solving. Free with verified purchase of Hex or FEMforAD.