SimScale

Cloud-based CFD, FEA and thermal simulation via web browser.

About SimScale

SimScale is a cloud-based solution for computational fluid dynamics (CFD), finite element analysis (FEA) and thermal simulation that works end-to-end in a standard web browser. From CAD upload and meshing to simulation setup and post-processing, the entire process for virtual testing a design happens online, with no installation required.

Fluid flow simulations allow for laminar and turbulent modeling, mass transport plus support for multi-phase, steady-state or transient setups. FEA provides linear, nonlinear, static dynamic, modal and frequency analysis when testing for stress, while a thermodynamics analysis can predict model behaviors under the effects of extreme temperatures.

Aside from its rich graphical rendering and modeling environment, SimScale also provides access to a wider public community. Simulate, share and collaborate within a user base of over 150,000 engineering professionals, leveraging existing public templates to create new simulation projects.

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  • Free Trial
  • Free Version
  • Subscription

Key benefits of SimScale

  • No Investment in Special Hardware: Being a cloud-based solution, SimScale saves you over $30,000 that you would need to invest into on-premises hardware. Simulation is now possible 100% online.
  • No Installation and No Maintenance Required: You only need a standard laptop or PC and Internet connection to run complex fluid flow or structural simulations. SimScale takes care of software updates and you are always using the most recent version.
  • Seamless Collaboration: Global teams can easily collaborate on their simulation projects in real time, online.
  • Easy Setup: On-premises simulation tools are usually complex and difficult to learn. SimScale focuses on ease of use. In addition, with the help of ready-to-use simulation templates in the Public Projects Library, you don't have to start an analysis from scratch.
  • World-class Support: The SimScale support team has received countless reviews and is considered one of the main factors that sets it apart from competition. Our experienced team of engineers is happy to answer any of your questions in real time via email, phone, or chat.
  • From Weeks to Minutes: The benefits of the cloud include the possibility of running multiple simulations at the same time. As your PC is not blocked when running an FEA or CFD analysis, with SimScale you can test multiple design versions in parallel and quickly identify the best one. Even for complex CAD models, the access to up to 96 core-machines makes things much easier.
  • All-in-One: SimScale includes various analysis types, all in one platform: computational fluid dynamics simulations, finite element analyses and thermal/heat transfer simulations.
  • Devices

    Business size

    S M L

    Markets

    Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany and 5 others, United Kingdom, India, Japan, Mexico, United States

    Supported Languages

    English

    Pricing starting from:

    N/A

    • Free Trial
    • Free Version
    • Subscription

    Images

    Wind comfort simulation with SimScale CFD
    Fluid flow simulation of pedestrian wind comfort in an urban area with SimScale
    Thermal analysis for electronics cooling application with SimScale
    Integration with cloud-based 3D CAD modeling software Onshape (www.onshape.com)
    Conjugate heat transfer simulation of a heat exchanger with SimScale
    Structural analysis of the engine bracket of an aircraft engine with SimScale FEA
    Screenshot of the SimScale platform after the upload of an electronics enclosure CAD model
    Thermal analysis of an electronics enclosure with SimScale
    Cloud-based CAE platform that enables users to seamlessly simulate, share, and collaborate in a centralized workspace
    The software provides access to sophisticated Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulation capabilities
    Finite Element Analysis (FEA) for performing stress analysis within the web browser
    Predict the behavior of an application project under the influence of thermal effects
    Computational fluid dynamics simulation of a valve with SimScale
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    SimScale screenshot: Wind comfort simulation with SimScale CFD SimScale screenshot: Fluid flow simulation of pedestrian wind comfort in an urban area with SimScale SimScale screenshot: Thermal analysis for electronics cooling application with SimScale SimScale screenshot: Integration with cloud-based 3D CAD modeling software Onshape (www.onshape.com) SimScale screenshot: Conjugate heat transfer simulation of a heat exchanger with SimScale SimScale screenshot: Structural analysis of the engine bracket of an aircraft engine with SimScale FEA SimScale screenshot: Screenshot of the SimScale platform after the upload of an electronics enclosure CAD model SimScale screenshot: Thermal analysis of an electronics enclosure with SimScale SimScale screenshot: Cloud-based CAE platform that enables users to seamlessly simulate, share, and collaborate in a centralized workspace SimScale screenshot: The software provides access to sophisticated Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulation capabilities SimScale screenshot: Finite Element Analysis (FEA) for performing stress analysis within the web browser SimScale screenshot: Predict the behavior of an application project under the influence of thermal effects SimScale screenshot: Computational fluid dynamics simulation of a valve with SimScale

    Features

    Total features of SimScale: 24

    • 3D Imaging
    • Animation
    • Chat/Messaging
    • Civil
    • Collaboration Tools
    • Continuous Modeling
    • Data Import/Export
    • Data Visualization
    • Design Analysis
    • Design Management
    • Design Modeling
    • Dynamic Modeling
    • For Architects
    • For Manufacturers
    • Mathematical Modeling
    • Mechanical
    • Modeling & Simulation
    • Motion Modeling
    • Project Templates
    • Projections
    • Purchasing & Receiving
    • Reporting/Analytics
    • SSL Security
    • Turbulence Modeling

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4,5 /5
    (103)
    Value for Money
    4,5/5
    Features
    4,2/5
    Ease of Use
    4,2/5
    Customer Support
    4,6/5

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    Paras G.
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    • Industry: Printing
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Detailed & Easy

    Reviewed on 2019/07/27

    Pros

    I am an OpenFOAM user and I like the freedom it gives the user to play with the parameters. SimScale offers the same level of freedom but with an interface that's simple and effortless to handle. Since it is cloud-based there isn't any need to download it and even the free version provides a lot of computing hours.

    Cons

    I am still exploring the software and have enjoyed every bit of it. I would appreciate if the tutorials emphasize more on the values used while mesh refining as well as Numerics and Simulation Control.

    Michael H.
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    • Industry: Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing
    • Company size: 1 001-5 000 Employees
    • Used Weekly for Free Trial
    • Review Source

    Overall rating

    • Ease of Use
    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Easy to learn, even without previous FEA experience

    Reviewed on 2019/07/26

    I am an electrical engineer by training and don't routinely use FEA software in my current role....

    I am an electrical engineer by training and don't routinely use FEA software in my current role. However, I had a problem that needed solving, no access to any other FEA packages, so I found SimScale. I probably won't be able to justify a fully licensed version, but the learning opportunity alone on the trial version is well worth your time investment.

    The ease of use and how quickly I was able to run a basic simulation was amazing. Even importing geometry was easy.

    Also very helpful is the ability to see how your solution is converging (or not). With that data you can make assessments about time step, mesh resolution, etc. It makes striking a balance between accuracy and computational intensity much easier to judge.

    Pros

    The online tutorials made this software very easy to gain a basic proficiency very quickly. The menu layout makes it easy to set simulation parameters and reduces the chance of missing something that will negatively impact the accuracy of your simulation.

    Cons

    So far I've found nothing that I don't like.

    Mark H.
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    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
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    • Likelihood to recommend 3.0 /10

    CFD + Customer Service need work

    Reviewed on 2017/07/10

    Pros

    Speed
    Ease of use/understanding
    Complete control; SimScale has built-in options that allows more advanced users better control
    Customer support responds quickly

    Cons

    I worked on a project evaluating SimScale for use in a professional setting and the software was unable to provide accurate results for a simple CFD simulation that I worked on with customer support for quite some time. They were responsive, but seemingly unable to find any issue with my solution that would only converge with unreliable results, if at all. Soon, they stopped responding. It just looks like the implementation of OpenFoam for CFD and the support staff are not at the level they need to be for SimScale to work for us right now. Hopefully things will improve in the future!

    Response from SimScale

    Dear Mark,

    Thanks a lot for your feedback! I am sorry to hear that you didn¿t have a positive support experience. We treat the success of our customers as our success. So we aim at answering all user questions with effective solutions that help them get the job done faster. It seems like we didn¿t achieve that in your case. After a review of the support logs, it looks like this is what happened: Our support team answered via the live chat but you were already offline. Then the automatic follow-up email that is sent in case a user doesn¿t read the chat message wasn't sent out. This is currently being investigated to ensure it doesn¿t happen in the future.

    In case you¿re willing to give SimScale a second chance, our support team would love to help you be successful with your next CFD project. If there is anything in addition we can do to help remedy your experience, feel free to reach out to me directly.

    All the best,

    David Heiny
    Managing Director and Co-Founder of SimScale

    -doron -.
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    • Industry: Civil Engineering
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1-5 months
    • Review Source

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    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
    • Customer Support
    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    surely recommend SimScale

    Reviewed on 2021/02/12

    I guess the above says it all.
    Excellent CFD tool. Perfect support in both - knowledge, patience...

    I guess the above says it all.
    Excellent CFD tool. Perfect support in both - knowledge, patience and response time!!

    Pros

    SimScale covers several applications for CFD analysis. My office is doing analysis and design for structures in the widest form. We do structures in Civil Engineering, Aeronautics, industrial equipment of all types. SimScale seems to fit any application within this list! The LBM option for wind pressure distribution on high rise. The PWC - an automated solution for wind comfort. The incompressible for airfoils etc. The multi-phase for liquid-air interaction. and probably a lot is yet to come.....

    Cons

    1. Show the CFL criteria plotted while running.
    2. Enable video screen capture! now using 3rd party app.

    John W.
    Overall rating
    • Industry: Design
    • Company size: 51-200 Employees
    • Used Other for 1+ year
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    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
    • Customer Support
    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Simple to use

    Reviewed on 2019/07/27

    We needed a CFD solution that came with great support for the casual user. We only use it a few...

    We needed a CFD solution that came with great support for the casual user. We only use it a few times a year, but it gives us great results. This helps us to have confidence our designs will perform as desired.

    Pros

    For a company that does not have a full time simulation staff person this is perfect. Easy to learn and support is #1.

    Cons

    Nothing. This software is great. When I get interns and they need to simulate something I just link them up with SimScale. The support people at SimScale are great and help on board my staff.

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    • Pricing model: Free, Subscription
    • Free Trial: Available

    FREE trial available Price provided on demand Additional costs include SimScale Professional Training, Proof of Concept, SimScale Coaching and extra Core Hours.

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    SimScale has the following typical customers:

    Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1 000, 1 001+

    SimScale supports the following languages:

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