Live Parts™ is an experimental technology designed as a shape creation tool and does not use finite element analysis (FEA) to power its physics simulation. For an analysis that takes into account material-specific properties, users should export Live Parts objects (in the form of STL files) back into SOLIDWORKS. 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.
Live Parts is under active development. We are continuously evaluating new features and technologies and plan on adding functionality to the software that may include running FEA simulations. Refer to this article for more information on our feature roadmap.