If you are new to DIANA or haven’t used DIANA for a while, the fastest way to get started is to try out our Getting Started Tutorials.
On the Tutorials page of our website, you can use the Tutorial Type to search for “Getting Started”, and if you are interested in a specific application, eg. linear, nonlinear or phased analyses – you can also use the Analysis Type filter. Getting Started tutorials are short, and these analyses run quickly in DIANA, so you can “put your hands-on” and try them out easily.
You can also look at our “Features Tutorials”, which you can find by using the Tutorial Type filter to search for “Features”. Feature tutorials are short, and right to the point – illustrating recently added features of DIANA.
When you are working in DIANA, and you would like more information about a particular material model, element type, analysis type, etc. you can click on the help link at the bottom of the page (or press F1), this will bring you to the corresponding part of the DIANA Manual.