I understand that sometimes multiple ongoing issues can result frustrating. My opinion, the more control I have, the best. I know a lot of CFD programs and the ones that feature things like a simple slider to control your whole mesh are not good at handling complex geometries, even the programmers of that software told me that they never intended for that software to used as a serious simulation program. You cannot rely in fully automated meshes when it comes to accuracy, at least that is my experience. All the meshing steps that you see in this assignment are not completely necessary but seek to reduce computational time by establishing different mesh size regions without sacrificing accuracy. However, If you don’t want to bother about the controls you probably could explore the automatic meshing options but the amount of computational power required to mesh and then solve would produce expensive results for reasonable mesh accuracy. Unfortunately CFD is fairly complex and for each case you have different parameters that you will want to optimize accordingly which makes it hard to have a drag and drop one fits all solution. SimScale is based on other existing (and powerful) codes and so it will first be limited by these existing codes’ features. That being said, a lot of improvements are continuously being brought in terms of capabilities, ease of use and GUI. There’s a learning curve but the more you practice the easier it will get and you can always ask questions here. I believe that as time goes Simscale will only get more and more powerful and easier to use and I think your standards might become a reality at some point. As for your issues with the browser, perhaps someone from staff could better assist you there. Have you tried using other browsers? I use waterfox and chrome and they both work fine for me.