Hi Carlton,

Of course, but it's the same story as with DWG support. Spending hours trying to integrate a proprietary format would indeed be a complete loss of time. But if, like in this case, someone does the hard part which is to support the format and provide a python interface for it, then integrating it in FreeCAD can really become a piece of cake, all we need to do is create meshes or shapes from/to it... And then, why not?

On 25 April 2012 15:42, Carlton Corbitt wrote:
HI York,

personally i'd like to see a FLOSS Mesher, FLOSS FEA solver, & FLOSS post processor fully integrated into FreeCAD,
than have to spend $8,000 USD for Nastran to do that part (out of my budget)

Take Care,
Carlton Corbitt