SimScale Releases Major User Interface Update for a Better Simulation Experience in the Cloud

SimScale Releases Major User Interface Update for a Better Simulation Experience in the Cloud

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Munich, September 26, 2018 SimScale, the provider of the world’s first production-ready SaaS application for engineering simulation (CAE), announced today the release of their new workbench.

The new and improved SimScale Workbench 2.0 was built entirely from scratch on the latest, state-of-the-art technology stack, with the goal of drastically improving user productivity by decreasing loading time and increasing interaction speed.

Figure 1: Screenshot of the SimScale Workbench 2.0

With this update, the SimScale web-based CAE platform is now as fast and interactive as a desktop application, while taking advantage of the unlimited computing power of the cloud. Furthermore, the new solution stack sets the stage for major new updates and features that are already in development and will be released in the coming months.

Right from the start I love it! Well done. This is a really nice improvement,

said Ben Lewis, President at Custom Machines and SimScale customer.

SimScale was built to bring simulation technology to every designer and engineer in the world. With the release of the new workbench, we take a big leap towards making CAE as easy as it needs to be to emerge from the expert’s toolbox into a web-based platform everybody can benefit from. Some exciting automation features are yet to come, so keep an eye on us,

said Alexander Fischer, VP Product and co-founder of SimScale.

In addition, the latest release from SimScale introduces some fundamental changes to the overall user experience, making the SimScale Workbench 2.0 the most advanced, yet user-friendly simulation interface version ever created by the cloud simulation company.

Compared to the old workbench, with the new version the viewer takes up significantly more screen real estate, becoming the heart of the interface. To improve the overall user experience, the settings panels now ‘float’ on top of the viewer, reserving as much space as possible for visualization. Together with a new model color scheme—which preserves  the original CAD coloring if possible—and a translucent render mode, interaction with the model has been made significantly more efficient.

Figure 2: Conjugate heat transfer simulation of an electronics enclosure with SimScale

SimScale’s vision includes making engineering simulation as intuitive as possible. With the previous workbench, the meshing, simulation and post-processing steps were separated into three different tabs. The new version, on the other hand, consolidates the entire workflow into a single tree, helping users set up their projects faster and easier by following a straightforward, step-by-step approach, from top to bottom.

A third major change is the possibility for users to carry out a simulation directly on a CAD model. In practice, this means the user can now set up a complete simulation directly on their geometry with less exposure to mesh generation—something that will particularly help novice users to successfully simulate faster. The added benefit of this approach is that, in the case there is a need to change or refine the mesh, all settings and assignments will be kept.

More details regarding the new features that the release of SimScale Workbench 2.0 brings can be found on the SimScale Blog.

Since the platform’s official launch in 2013, SimScale has been challenging the “status quo” of the traditional computer-aided engineering (CAE) software market by offering a fully cloud-based engineering simulation solution with zero hardware and software footprint, available at a fraction of the cost of its competitors.

SimScale offers a Community plan which is free to all users willing to share their projects publicly. The Professional plan can be tested via a free 14-day trial. Getting started with the trial only takes a few minutes and only requires a standard web browser.

To learn more about the SimScale pricing plans, visit: https://www.simscale.com/product/pricing/

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