For student, open source, and hobby projects
Limited simulation features
Public projects only
Limit of 3000 core hours
Limit of 16 cloud computing cores
For use in commercial projects
All simulation features
Unlimited private/encrypted projects
Custom number CPU or GPU hours
Up to 96 cloud computing cores
Unlimited parallel runs
Unlimited data storage
Support via chat, phone, and email with simulation experts
For teams and multiple users
All features & support included in Professional
Flexible number of user accounts
Collaboration across users
Dedicated technical account manager
Introducing CAE into your engineering workflow can be challenging at times. Our team of experienced simulation engineers and partners is here to provide you with professional consultancy. Together we can make your project successful.
What are the benefits of SimScale?
Unlike traditional engineering simulation software, SimScale doesn’t require any software installation or expensive hardware. Instead, SimScale is a cloud-based engineering simulation platform that gives every engineer and designer access to sophisticated yet easy-to-use multiphysics simulation methods for virtual prototyping, to develop better products faster and more cost-efficiently.
How do I get started with SimScale?
All you need is your web browser to sign up and start simulating in minutes. There is no need to install any software. Create a free Community account or start a free trial of the Professional plan. The Professional trial gives you 200 core hours for private projects. Private projects are encrypted and only visible to you and the people you explicitly choose to share them with.
Is the Professional trial for free?
Yes, 100% free. No credit card information is required. At the end of the Professional trial period, your account will be automatically converted into a free Community account if you don’t decide on a paid subscription. All private projects created during the Professional trial will remain private.
How is SimScale protecting my data?
When data is transferred to or from the SimScale platform, it is protected with industry standard encryption technology. We exclusively use AES encrypted hard drives on our servers as well as in external data centers to ensure the highest data security. Your password is not stored in plain text but only as salted hash. That is, in a form that makes it impractical for anyone to find out your password even with access to our database. As stated in our terms and conditions, we will not sell, trade or give away your CAD or simulation data. We protect your data by redundantly backing it up to multiple encrypted backup servers. Learn more about security with SimScale.
What are public & private projects?
When working with SimScale, each time you want to simulate a new design, you create a new “project” within your SimScale dashboard. This project can be either “private” or “public”. Public projects are searchable and visible to everyone online via the Public Projects Library. Any SimScale user can copy a simulation setup of a public project. In contrast, private projects are only visible and accessible to you and to the people that you have explicitly chosen and agreed to share them with (for example, colleagues or clients). They can not be seen, copied or edited by other users.
What is a core hour?
A core hour refers to the number of processor units (cores) used to run a simulation multiplied by the duration of the simulation in hours. With 1 core hour, you can simulate for 1 hour on a 1 core machine, 30 minutes on a 2 core machine, and so on. With SimScale, you have access to up to 96 computing cores per simulation and an unlimited number of simulations that can be run simultaneously.
What’s the duration of a subscription?
All subscriptions are for a period of 12 months and are subject to automatic renewal. The Community Plan is completely free and gives you 3000 core hours for public projects. You can upgrade your account anytime, however, you can not downgrade during the 12 months contract period.
Can I purchase extra core hours?
Yes, you can buy more core hours as you need them. Moreover, the Professional and Enterprise plans come with a custom number of core hours adapted to your specific needs.
How can I terminate a subscription?
All subscriptions can be terminated to the end of the current subscription period. Notice of termination must be submitted at least two weeks before the end of the contract period.
“Thanks to the platform’s ease of use, the professional support of SimScale engineers and the perfect communication with them, we were able to efficiently perform simulations and sort out our design problems. It’s hard to imagine how much physical prototyping time and measures we saved.”
“The nice thing about SimScale is that you can essentially run an unlimited number of simulations simultaneously with no reduction in computational resources, because SimScale opens up each simulation on independent nodes. This is a huge advantage for us.”
“SimScale moves complex simulations to the next level. We are thrilled about the user-friendly interface, great customer support, and computing power, which enables us to handle our projects more efficiently.”
“I loved the fact that I could do what I need to do in a browser. I started working without installing any software. Using any computer I could upload the model and start the analysis. That was the big “wow” moment.”