Getting Started with Engineering Simulation in 5 Steps
Simulation used to be reserved for companies with very large product development budgets and engineering departments. However, with basic technology and pervasive global internet access, now anyone with a web browser can try 3D engineering simulation/ CAE. Here are five easy steps to get started:
Create an account on simscale.com and access the SimScale platform
All users can sign up for a two-week professional trial period, and students can sign up for free access through our SimScale Academic Program. For inspiration, visit the SimScale project library where you can choose from more than 200 existing simulation projects to help you get started.
Upload a CAD file and create a mesh with it – with 3D visualization at every step
Thousands of free CAD files are accessible on different sites like GrabCAD.com.
Choose an analysis type and model your technical application
Start your engineering simulation on the hardware of your choice
You can select the actual number of computing cores to run your simulation on.
Analyze the results inside the online post-processing environment
Dramatically reduce the product development time with engineering simulation!
If you choose to simulate with the SimScale simulation tool, you don’t need to purchase any additional hardware or install any software. Our platform is available anywhere, anytime, and you pay only for the computing capacity that you need. In fact, we have users in 190 countries already. Sign up and try browser-based simulation today!
More tips and updated written and video tutorials are available at SimScale’s documentation page at www.simscale.com/docs.
Also, this article gives more tips on how not to give up when running a large-scale simulation. If you are new to engineering simulation/ CAE, check out the tutorials we have prepared for you and the recordings of the past workshops.