What are some alternatives?
When comparing ANSYS Mechanical and midas GTS NX, you can also consider the following products
Abaqus Unified FEA - Finite Element, Multiphysics, and Simulation Software
SAP2000 - The SAP name has been synonymous with state-of-the-art analytical methods since its introduction...
PLAXIS 3D - PLAXIS - Essential for geotechnical professionals. 2D & 3D finite element software for geotechnical analysis of deformation and stability of soil structures
CSi Bridge - INTEGRATED 3-D BRIDGE ANALYSIS, DESIGN AND RATING
SDC Verifier - SDC Verifier is an FEA engineering software to perform structural verification according to industry standards and safety codes.
ANSYS Workbench - Simulation and Multiphysics platform