Simulation for Design Alternatives

    Simulation for Design is described as 'A simple straightforward process that allows designers to evaluate structural performance of design alternatives quickly and with confidence leveraging commercially proven and robust geometry import, automatic meshing'. There are six alternatives to Simulation for Design, not only websites but also apps for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac and GNU Octave. The best alternative is SimScale. Other great sites and apps similar to Simulation for Design are COMSOL Multiphysics (Paid), FEATool Multiphysics (Free Personal), COSMOSWorks (Paid) and HyperWorks (Paid).

    The list of alternatives was last updated May 26, 2017

    • SimScale offers a software that allows you to perform CFD, FEA, and Thermal simulations to your CAD model in the cloud without needing high-performance computing power.
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
    • COMSOL Multiphysics is an engineering, design, and finite element analysis software environment for the modeling and simulation of any physics-based system.


    • 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.
      • Free Personal
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • GNU Octave
      • MATLAB
    • COSMOSWorks provides easy to use yet powerful design validation and optimization tools for designers and engineers alike.
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      • Windows
    • HyperWorks provides the most comprehensive, open-architecture, multiphysics CAE platform to enhance product performance, design lightweight components, get products to the market faster and access to new technologies.
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      • Windows
    • LISA is a user-friendly finite element analysis package for Windows with an integrated modeler, multi-threaded solver and graphical post-processor.
      • Free Personal
      • Windows