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      Composite material design simulation tool

      $300 /year

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      Overview

      What is Helius Composite?

      Helius Composite overview video (2:55 min.)

      With an expansive database of composite materials, Helius Composite software can help you simulate the material behavior of compound components. Built-in solvers minimize the need to have secondary finite element analysis (FEA) software to analyze material characteristics more quickly.

      Helius Composite features

      • Video describing how Helius Composite can help design bolt patterns in composites

        Bolted connections

        Compute strength margins for bolted components through multiple composite laminates to aid with bolt pattern designs. (video: 1:44 min.)

      • Video summarizing use of the woven fabric tool to create composite structures in Helius Composite

        Fabric builder

        Build custom woven fabric materials by selecting fabric type and base to compute lamina properties. (video: 4:46 min.)

      • Video sharing the workflow of setting up laminate layers within Helius Composite

        Laminate analysis toolset

        Set up the laminate layer composition to understand stiffnesses, calculate first-ply failure strength, and identify progressive failure of your structure. (video: 4:18 min.)

      See Helius Composite in action

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      NASA’S GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CENTER

      Explore new composite materials virtually

      NASA's CoEx team uses Helius Composite to develop new materials for the space agency's next generation of heavy-lift launch vehicles.

      • How much does an Helius Composite subscription cost?

        The price of an annual Helius Composite subscription is . The price of a 3-year Helius Composite subscription is

      • How do I convert my Helius Composite free trial to a paid subscription?

        Launch your trial software and click Subscribe Now on the trial screen or visit Helius Composite Subscribe page. When buying your subscription, enter the same email address and password combination you used to sign in to your trial. Learn more about converting a trial to a paid subscription.

      • Where can I get an Helius Composite perpetual license?

        Helius Composite software is available with a subscription only. We no longer sell perpetual licenses. Learn more about our software licensing program.

      • Which versions of Helius Composite can I use if I subscribe to the current version?

        Your Helius Composite subscription gives you access to install and use the 3 previous versions. Available downloads are listed in your Autodesk Account at manage.autodesk.com after subscribing. See also previous releases available for subscribers.

      • Can I install Helius Composite on multiple computers?

        With a subscription to Helius Composite software, you can install it on up to 3 computers or other devices. However, only the named user can sign in and use that software on a single computer at any given time. Please refer to the Software License Agreement for more information.

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        Sign in to manage.autodesk.com, select Billing & Orders, click Edit Payment, and turn off auto-renew. Your subscription details will then list an expiration date instead of a renewal date. Your subscription remains active until the expiration date.

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