MUNICH, Germany, Sept. 11, 2017 – Five years after it’s launch, SimScale has announced that their platform has reached the 100 000 users milestone. In 2013, the company was launching the world’s first cloud-based simulation platform, making a big step towards democratization of the engineering simulation.
Engineering simulation—also known as Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE)—is the usage of computer software to aid in engineering analysis tasks. Consisting mainly of computational fluid dynamics, finite element analysis, and thermal simulation, CAE is based on physical equations and allows an accurate prediction of the behavior of fluids and structures, and as such enables engineers to virtually test the reliability and performance of their products early in the design process.
Until recently, the CAE software market has been dominated by a handful of major players offering traditional on-premises software solutions. The cost of licenses and hardware—reaching $40-60k—,as well as the knowledge and experience necessary to use these solutions, put them out of reach for majority of the small and medium size businesses.
Things have changed, when in 2013, five founders of SimScale launched an affordable and intuitive engineering simulation solution accessible over the web. Their goal was to enable every engineering and designer to design better products faster with the help of virtual prototyping. To get closer to that goal, towards the end of 2015, the company has announced the launch of Community Plan, which granted a completely free access to the full functionality of the platform to any user willing to share his projects publicly. According to SimScale, this decision was an important enabler of the users’ growth, and reaching the 100 000 users milestone, which the company has announced today. The 100 000 users, are comprised of designers, engineers, hobbyists, and students from all over the world who take an advantage of the SimScale library of over 1 ,000 high quality, publicly available simulation projects, which can be used for free as templates when working on an individual simulation setup.
“We are proud to see that we are getting closer to achieving our initial goal. Within five years, SimScale became an integral part of the design validation process for thousands of successful companies, as well as individual and academic users. 100 000 users of SimScale, is a milestone proving that we are moving towards the right direction. However, there is still a long way ahead of us, knowing that only 1 out of 10 engineers who could benefit from the simulation technology, is currently using it,” said Agata Krzysztofik, chief marketing office at SimScale.
SimScale is a provider of powerful web-based 3D simulation technology which is changing the way engineers, designers, and students design products. With a founding team of mechanical engineers, computer scientists, and mathematicians, SimScale’s goal is to enable everyone to design better products faster and cheaper by putting engineering simulation tools into the hands of a broader range of users.
Founded in 2012 and based in Munich, Germany, SimScale is led by five founders: David Heiny, Vincenz Dölle, Alexander Fischer, Johannes Probst, and Anatol Dammer. Currently, SimScale has 70 000 users worldwide. For more information, visit www.simscale.com.