MPanel FEA software is a complete Finite Element Analysis application developed specifically for the tensile fabric community. Operating within the popular AutoCAD® platform, the program simplifies non-liner FEA through an easy-to-understand user interface, using a powerful solver to correctly calculate the stresses and structural loads associated with fabric structures. The MPanel FEA interface reads a standard MPanel drawing, and from it generates an FE model ready for analysis. The user then specifies the materials and activates the solver to determine the model displacements for the environmental load conditions, such as wind effects and snow cover. Outputs and statistics are presented in clear, easy-to-read color charts and graphics that can be used in presentations and reports.