New features added 05 June 2011:-

The 2d quad and tri-elements are now Mindlin shell elements and can be used in any orientation in 3d. The tri-element is not recommended for analysis but, can be used for transitioning the mesh when needed. The plate element formulation will give inaccurate results if the thickness become too thin.

Beam & Shell offsets are not currently available in the solution.

New iterative solver introduced which is much faster and can handle larger models.

Available Elements:-

Element

DOF per Node

Description
Truss 3 Linear
Beam 6 Linear
Tri 6 Linear (Mindlin for shell behaviour)
Quad 6 Linear (Mindlin for shell behaviour)
Tet 3 Linear
Wedge 3 Linear
Brick Linear