A lot of questions emerge when a choice has to be taken for a Finite-Element program or for changing from another program to Code-Aster.

When using a software for no cost you might experience pitfalls: the installation fails, the program crashes, the graphics device does not fit to the software, an introduction or tutorial lacks, lack of experiences (or spread all over the web), and many other troubles. This is why most companies rely on a commercial software house which assures the proper functioning of a software on a determinate computer system. There is the fear that saved license costs at the end must be payed by a harder working (and more time) of the engineers in order to make the cost-free software work well.

We are aware of these problems. We give in this section some general informatations and recommendations which can help you to introduce Code-Aster in your company as "smoothly" as possible.