Commercial industry also has a need to more easily move design changes between various levels of structural fidelity early in the design process. The ability to efficiently update higher order FEM models based on design studies with lower order models will be valuable for any commercial industry project using MDO-based processes for structural analysis and design. Many recent TLG commercial projects would have benefited from the application of this toolkit as part of MDO engineering and certification analysis efforts. These projects include: aerostructural optimization of wing planform modifications for improved performance at minimum weight and cost; efficient development of flutter and gust loads models to match test or reference data; and generation of minimum weight modifications to support increased aircraft payload capability. The capability will contribute to NASA's core mission of fundamental research and development for NASA SBIR Topic A.2.04, 'Aeroelasticity', by providing a customizable and extensible methodology to generate variable fidelity mathematical models. Follow on contributions will also accrue under A.2.08, 'Aircraft Systems Analysis, Design, and Optimization'. Areas of direct benefit include: efficient creation of models for use in vibration, aeroelastic, and aeroservoelastic studies; rapid investigation of stiffness and strength tailoring; direct development of lightweight, flexible structures under aerodynamic load; numerical zooming within a single discipline; and combination of higher order analytical models from different disciplines in advanced design procedures. This capability will allow NASA to more accurately and quickly move between the lower order structural models needed for MDO-type design efforts and the higher order structural models needed to more closely evaluate and examine structural details. The innovation will contribute to a variable fidelity modeling capability that will allow NASA to easily incorporate higher order structural models into conceptual design cycles.