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On May 26, 2005, at 3:21 PM, Tom Barsh @ Codeware wrote:

I am astonished at the number of our customers who really do want just a black box and don't want to be bothered with the details.
FEA is going for the black box answer as fast as their graduate student programmers can write code. Someone's going to have to get killed and a big deep pocket like ANSYS Inc or Dassault get seriously sued before it stops. I won't take much of a lawyer to go through those disclaimers like a knife through hot butter.

Christopher Wright P.E. |"They couldn't hit an elephant at
chrisw(--nospam--at)   | this distance" (last words of Gen.
.......................................| John Sedgwick, Spotsylvania 1864)

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