Congratulations on choosing the first new generation FEA software since the 1960's!
Students can download a free version here: MSC Apex Student Version
A core feature about MSC Apex is that there is no required training course to attend to learn how to use it. Follow these simple steps and you will be productive using MSC Apex on the same day! No other FEA software package is this easy and fast to learn.
Getting Started: F1
Choosing the above link opens a local file in your default web browser:
For help on a specific tool, hover your mouse over it:
To see a complete end-to-end FEA simulation being done in MSC Apex, watch this next video. In the video below you will see how geometry is created, meshed, atributed with properties, constrained and loaded and then analysed.
This is all there is to know to get up and running using MSC Apex!
To download a trial version of MSC Apex, visit the official MSC Apex website.
UPDATE 2018-01-26: Also read: 18 real reasons why MSC Apex is my No. 1 CAD clean-up tool of choice
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask here in the comment section or send me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org.