CAELinux 2018 releases: Linux distribution focus on Computer Aided Engineering and Scientific Computing

CAELinux

CAELinux is an installable live DVD Linux distribution dedicated to open source engineering with a focus on Computer Aided Engineering and Scientific Computing.

Based on Ubuntu, it features a ready to use workstation environment for open source product development, makers and scientist with many CAD/CAM/CAE applications for mechanical design, stress analysis, heat transfer, flow simulation and CNC manufacturing / 3D printing as well as electronic design tools and a complete development environment for scientific computing & mathematical modeling.

A special focus of CAELinux is to provide simplified interfaces to facilitate the use of specialized open source software while providing high-performance parallel multiphysics solvers ready to use for more advanced users.

Try CAELinux or carry it with you on a DVD or USB stick in a live environment or install it to turn your PC into a full-fledged Ubuntu based CAE workstation. It’s all up to you what you can do with it!

Features

  • CAD/CAM & 3D printing: Freecad, OpenSCAD, LibreCad, Pycam, Camotics, dxf2gcode & Slic3r
  • FEA, CFD & multiphysics simulation: Code-Aster, Code-Saturne, OpenFOAM, Elmer FEM, Calculix, Impact FEM, MBDyn
  • Meshing, pre-post, & visualization: Salome-Meca, Paraview, Helyx-OS, Elmer GUI, Tetgen, CGX, GMSH, VoxelMesher
  • Electronic design and prototyping: KiCad, Arduino, Flatcam, dxf2gcode / cadpy for PCB isolation milling.
  • Scientific & development tools: Python / Scipy with Spyder, GNU Octave, R, Scilab, wxMaxima, Qt Creator, gcc, gfortran, java, g++, Perl, TCL/TK
  • Based on Xubuntu 16.04 LTS 64bit for maximum compatibility
  • Available as an installable ISO image for DVD/USB flash drive; ready to use on laptop, workstations or even clusters (with OpenMPI)
  • Cloud-computing ready: Amazon EC2 image available in EU and US-East regions for standard and cluster compute instances

CAELinux 2018 releases.

Changelog

  • LiveDVD distribution based on Xubuntu 16.04 LTS 64 bit with XFCE lightweight desktop
  • Available as an installable ISO image for DVD/USB flash drive; ready to use on laptop, workstations or even clusters (with OpenMPI)
  • Runs directly from the DVD or from USB key without any installation
  • For best performance: installation to hard disk with the simple Ubuntu installer
  • Offers a complete platform for open source engineering development: Computer Aided Design & Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) and simulation (CAE, FEA / CFD), electronics design, scientific computing,  programming and mathematical modelling
  • CAD/CAM & 3D printing: Freecad, OpenSCAD, LibreCad, Pycam, Camotics, dxf2gcode & Slic3r
  • FEA, CFD & multiphysic simulation: Code-Aster, Code-Saturne, OpenFOAM, Elmer FEM, Calculix, Impact FEM, MBDyn
  • Meshing, pre-post, & visualization: Salome-Meca, Paraview, Helyx-OS, Elmer GUI, Tetgen, CGX, GMSH, VoxelMesher
  • Electronic design and prototyping: KiCad, Arduino, Flatcam, dxf2gcode / cadpy for PCB isolation milling.
  • Scientific & development tools: Python / Scipy with Spyder, GNU Octave, R, Scilab, wxMaxima, Qt Creator, gcc, gfortran, java, g++, perl, tcl/tk

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