Used by mechanical engineers in the aerospace industry, LEI Software’s LapFEA 2008 is a finite-element modeling and analysis application. The program can also be used as a front end for Nastran. With this software, CAD models in the form of IGES and DXF files can be imported and used as a starting point for creating finite-element models. The geometry can also be created within LapFEA as a stand-alone application. Capabilities of the software include: a 3-D pre-processor, a 32-bit static and dynamic solver; a post-processor that displays color-shaded contours of stresses and displacements; and an animator that displays frequency eigen vectors and static displacements.