We are proud to announce that five years after the launch, SimScale has welcomed its 100,000th user! This is an important milestone—one that brings SimScale closer to enabling every engineer and designer to design better products faster, and as such, a significant step towards the democratization of engineering simulation. We would like to use this opportunity to thank you for choosing SimScale and look back on all the progress that has been made so far.
For decades, the simulation software market has been dominated by a handful of vendors offering traditional on-premises software solutions. However, the hurdles accompanying it—including high installation costs, licensing fees, deployment of high-performance computing hardware, required updates and maintenance—put them out of reach for many designers. Five years ago, we set out to change this by bringing together cloud computing, open source codes, and a library of over 10,000 high-quality, publicly available simulation projects. These projects—which can be used for free as templates when working on an individual simulation setup—allow engineers to get reliable analysis results faster without needing to be a simulation expert or having access to HPC.
Today, over 100,000 designers, engineers, makers, and students from all over the world are using SimScale as an integral part of their design validation process. Here is how:
- Thousands of successful companies, coming from more than 15 different industries, ranging from HVAC, Construction, and Industrial Equipment to Valves, Electronics and Automotive, are leveraging CFD, FEA, and thermal simulation to virtually test their designs and iterate long before building their physical prototypes.
- SimScale’s student community—the next generation of scientists and engineers—is supported through the Academic Program, which includes free access to software and training, as well as sponsorships to tackle the toughest technical challenges at student design competitions, such as Formula Student, Formula SAE, SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Design, and more.
- Hobby workshops (Drone Design, 3D Printer Design, F1 Aerodynamics, Maker Workshop, and more) and the easy-to-use interface have attracted thousands of hobbyists, makers, and DIY enthusiasts, enabling them to take their projects to the next level.
We will continue to keep ourselves busy in the coming months with new features, workshops, and projects. Stay tuned and make sure you are up to date!