Hello. I'm some kind of a lurker, posting very few times in recent years. I contributed a bit more in the early 90's and I would thank some help from the NG.
I'm not completely new to FEM programs, but almost and my interest is in 3-D Stress Analysis. Linear and non-linear.
I have been examining Quick Field Student edition and I think it is more oriented to Electrical Engineering problems. Moreover it only works with 2-D Stress analysis problems.
I have heard about Nastran, Patran, Ansys, Catia, etc. and would be grateful for some suggestions from the newsgroup.
I work in an University and eventually we can buy, say, a decent piece of software, but not on the extremely expensive side.
Thanks in advance,