# Adding your own Code

### From OpenSeesWiki

OpenSees is a widely used in both research and practice. OpenSees was designed and developed as a research tool intended to allow developers to quickly test new theories using the finite element method, whether this be new material, element, algorithm, integrator, solver, .... One advantage of OpenSees over other finite element applications is the ease with which these new components can be added to the application so that they may be tested and verified by the developers and then shared with others. The intent of this seminar is to show just how EASY this can really be.

This seminar covers:

- Introduction
- Example - Adding a new Material
- Example - Adding a new Integrator
- Summary and conclusions

**PPT presentation of the seminar can be found here:**

**Video of the seminar can be found here:**