Individual cells form the basis of the parts generated in Live Parts™. These cells are composed of a generic material that can represent most any brittle or elastic material by adjusting the forces and cell properties in Live parts using the controls and cell properties toolbars. Applying forces to the cells during the Live Parts growth process generates a geometrically complex, evenly stressed part based on these generalized properties (e.g. stiffness, elasticity, overall stability under loads).
For an analysis that takes into account material-specific properties, users should export Live Parts objects back into SOLIDWORKS (in the form of STL files). From there, users can run additional simulations, such as FEA, that apply metal, plastic, or other material properties as well as analyze forces to understand stress, strain, displacement, and other factors associated with the part.