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April 26, 2018

SimScale Review: "Powerful, Easy to Use CFD Tool"

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We are primarily using the CFD functions in SimScale in order to test out several new designs for wind energy generation. It has been critical in formulating several new early design concepts.
  • Amazing support team to help with modeling and troubleshooting
  • Database of example projects is great for gaining ideas on how different scenarios can be modeled within the tool
  • Affordable CFD tool - with computing done in the cloud it allows for complicated modeling to be done without expensive equipment!
  • The browser interface is much more intuitive and faster to learn and use than many other CFD tools. Significantly easier than OpenFOAM, which is its backend.
  • Great training for new users
  • The computing functionality tops out at 32 cores, which is typically more than enough but has caused some limitations in the most complicated CFD scenarios that I wanted to model.
  • There have been a few pieces of open FOAM functionality (which is SimScale's CFD backend) that haven't yet been migrated into SimScale, so flexibility in modeling is slightly reduced from open FOAM. But this appears to be changing and evolving quickly.
  • The viewer for final analysis is somewhat limited. This is ok because the results can be downloaded and analyzed in full in Paraview, which is fully functional but takes more time than viewing in the browser window.
SimScale is awesome for someone who wants to spin up and use CFD, FEA, or Thermal Modeling quickly and with a lot of support. It doesn't require Linux or specialized computing knowledge to use, unlike many other reasonably-priced options for CFD. It also gets rid of the need for expensive computing equipment as the computing is done completely in the cloud. If you are willing to make your models public, they also offer a free version which contributes to the public database of possible models. If you need to model something which needs to have a large amount of customization or requires very extensive computing capacity, SimScale is unlikely to be the best way to go.
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SimScale Scorecard Summary

Feature Scorecard Summary

Ease of building user interfaces (1)
10
Scalability (1)
8
Platform management overhead (1)
10
Workflow engine capability (1)
10
Platform access control (1)
10
Services-enabled integration (1)
10
Issue monitoring and notification (1)
10
Issue recovery (1)
10
Upgrades and platform fixes (1)
9

About SimScale

SimScale is an engineering simulation platform that aims to revolutionize the way engineers, designers, scientists, and students design products. The SimScale platform is fully cloud-based and is accessible completely via a standard web browser. The easy-to-use interface supports numerous simulation types including Structural Mechanics, Fluid Dynamics, Thermodynamics, and more.

The vendor says that SimScale eliminates many of the hurdles that accompany traditional simulation tools: high installation costs, licensing fees, deployment of high-performance computing hardware, and required updates and maintenance, by harnessing the power of cloud computing. Users always have the latest version of SimScale. Integrating SimScale into your workflow enables you to virtually test and validate preliminary designs instead of relying on costly physical prototyping.

SimScale Features

Platform-as-a-Service Features
Has featureEase of building user interfaces
Has featureScalability
Has featurePlatform management overhead
Has featureWorkflow engine capability
Has featurePlatform access control
Has featureServices-enabled integration
Does not have featureDevelopment environment creation
Does not have featureDevelopment environment replication
Has featureIssue monitoring and notification
Has featureIssue recovery
Has featureUpgrades and platform fixes

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SimScale Integrations

Onshape, Autodesk Fusion 360, Rhino 3D

SimScale Competitors

Ansys, Solidworks, Autodesk Simulation

Pricing

Has featureFree Trial Available?Yes
Has featureFree or Freemium Version Available?Yes
Has featurePremium Consulting/Integration Services Available?Yes
Entry-level set up fee?Optional

SimScale Support Options

 Free VersionPaid Version
Forum/Community
FAQ/Knowledgebase
Social Media
Video Tutorials / Webinar
Phone
Live Chat
Email

SimScale Technical Details

Deployment Types:SaaS
Operating Systems: Unspecified
Mobile Application:No
Supported Countries:Worldwide
Supported Languages: English