Simulate Early, Simulate Often... In Rhino
Scan&Solve™ for Rhino for Windows completely automates basic structural simulation of Rhino3d solids. Unlike other analysis tools, no preprocessing (meshing, simplification, healing, translating, etc.) is needed.
In Rhino, simply:
Mesh Free Technology
Scan&Solve™ is built on a patented mesh free technology that liberates Finite Element Analysis (FEA) from the dependence on and limitations of meshing.
The salient feature of the technology is separate handling and controls of geometric and physical computational models that are seamlessly combined at solution run time.
The advantages of this approach include unprecedented flexibility in handling geometric errors, small features, complex boundary conditions, and interfaces, while maintaining most of the benefits of classical finite element analysis.
Scan&Solve 2014 for Rhino has some excellent supporting documentation found on the Scan&Solve website and referenced below.
Scan & Solve is a plug-in for Rhino3d, we would suggest looking at the standard hardware advice for Rhino 5:
There are also some sample build Windows Workstations for Rhino3d Workstations here: