I have been looking at Solidworks to do some tweaking of my seastead design in a computer simulated environment. I like this tool because it can simulate the effects of water pressure on a design in a dynamic way (higher pressure at lower depths).
There are many engineering formulas included and many different sets of materials along with their physical characteristics.
However the price is a bit prohibitive, $4k plus $1250 per year for the basic package, close to $10k all together for their premium suite.
Any suggestions on similar simulation software that could provide the best bang for the buck?