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I apologize. I had the study created in a professional. I must have detached unknowingly. I just created a new study in an academic and no i can not export the study body out. Sorry to lead you down the wrong path. The assembly file came from a free Generative study class Dan Staples posted about. It is a good class to learn about Generative Design.
However you can still display in your assembly the results of your study.
That is correct. In Foundation, you get no Generative at all. In Classic/Premium/Academic you get "visualization only". You must buy a Generative Pro license to output the results directly to manufacturing.
Yes, it provides more constraint types, ability to visualize stress gradients, and ability to "use the model directly". I should comment briefly also on the last one. In addition to being able to print it to STL, it becomes a full fledged Solid Edge body. Even though it is a triangle mesh, you can do feature operations on it, thanks to new Convergent Technology. So you could for example, cut it in half and then mirror boolean if you wanted an exactly symmetric part. Or you could add a hole after the fact or whatever. This is what Next Generation design is all about.
I should also note that with the upcoming Solid Edge release this summer, we will move the bar even farther forward on Generative. But the advancements will be primarily in Generative Design Pro, as you already get a boatload of capability "for free" with the Generative in Classic/Premium. So if you get onboard now with Generative Design Pro, it only get's better from here....