COSMOSWorks Alternatives

    COSMOSWorks is described as 'provides easy to use yet powerful design validation and optimization tools for designers and engineers alike'. There are more than 25 alternatives to COSMOSWorks for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Online / Web-based and Chrome OS. The best alternative is SOLIDWORKS. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Xcos or OpenModelica. Other great apps like COSMOSWorks are Elmer (Free, Open Source), OpenFOAM (Free, Open Source), SimScale (Paid) and KRATOS Multiphysics (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Feb 20, 2021

    1. SimFlow is a powerful CFD software, focused on engineering and science. It combines an intuitive user interface with the advantages of the open-source OpenFOAM® libraries in something more than a compact OpenFoam® GUI.
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      • Free PersonalProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • GNU Octave
      • MATLAB
      FEATool Multiphysics is a fully integrated Finite Element FEM CAE simulation toolbox for Matlab. With FEATool you can easily model and simulate heat transfer, fluid flow CFD, structural mechanics, chemical reactions, general PDEs, and more.
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    2. Code_Aster is a free software for numerical simulation in structural mechanics. It is a general software for simulation in mechanics and calculation of structures.
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      • Windows
      The ANSYS Workbench platform is the backbone for delivering a comprehensive and integrated simulation system to our customers.
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    3. The Abaqus Unified FEA product suite offers powerful and complete solutions for both routine and sophisticated engineering problems covering a vast spectrum of industrial applications.
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    4. Cobalt is a parametric 3D modeling software for product design and development that's easy to use. It offers wireframe, solid and surface modeling with precision drawings, renderings and animation.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      PyDSTool is a sophisticated & integrated simulation and analysis environment for dynamical systems models of physical systems (ODEs, DAEs, maps, and hybrid systems).
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Online
      CFD - Laminar or turbulent fluid dynamics models can be selected depending on the fluid flow Reynolds number. Both steady-state and transient solvers are available. Rotating, single and multiphase flows can be analyzed.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Reinteract is a system for interactive experimentation with Python. Reinteract worksheets contain Python code combined with the results of that code, formatted as text or graphical plots. Youu can go back and edit previously entered statements, and the results will update.

      Discontinued

      No updates since 2011. Per homepage:
      29 Oct 2011 - Reinteract 0.5.9 released

      • Windows
      XFlow is a next generation CFD software system that uses a proprietary state-of-the-art Lattice Boltzmann technology, and is specifically designed for companies which require accurate feedback on flow simulation, transient aerodynamics, water management and fluid-structure...
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