Is symmetry necessary?

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I am running simulations on a model which could be reduced down to a 1/4 model if necessary, however, I would rather be able to show the stress, force, displacement etc. simulations on the whole model instead of 1/4 model.

I am wondering is it necessary to ALWAYS use symmetry when possible to reduce the computational time or if the computational time is relatively low on the full model - is it acceptable to neglect its symmetry ?

The computational time is about 2 mins which I believe to be an acceptable solve time considering some complex simulations can take hours.. is there a standard for an acceptable solve time?

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