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Overview

SimScale is a cloud-based simulation platform that give access to FEA and CFD simulation via a standard web browser to every...

AutoCAD is a 2D & 3D design & drafting platform which supports automated design tasks with 2D drafting, drawing & annotation,...

  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials
  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials

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Pricing

Starting from

No info

  • Free trial available
  • No credit card required
  • Free account
  • Subscription based
Starting from
$

1470

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  • Free trial available
  • No credit card required
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

User reviews

5

4

3

2

1

58

38

7

1

0

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
99%
would recommend this app

5

4

3

2

1

1,479

652

67

5

3

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
99%
would recommend this app

Pros

SimScale was extremely easy to use, had a nice user interface, and for my purposes, was free. I liked that it was web-based because I didn't have to use my computing power on my machine.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

Good software that do not required powerful computer as it is based on the cloud. Easy to use for someone who knows CFA software, and you can download your cad from other softwares like catia.

BA

Benjamin A.

Outputs from simulations have been encouraging for me, and the ability to download the FOAM file for my own post-processing is a great touch.

JC

Jake C.

Pros

The AutoCAD is very good to be used for many industries like construction and industrial / manufacturing process as well, good for beginners and professional level as well.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

I use this program all of the time because their Features are awesome powerful tool and easy for professional and beginners.

ZK

Zeshan K.

It is the most accessible CAD software to date with lots of documentation and a great and responsive community. Very user friendly and a well designed interface.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

Cons

The lack of shell elements and the lack of possibility to model composite materials. SimScale also has limited functionality when it comes to fatigue.

GG

Galin G.

Import of complex CAD often met with errors, SimScale did not point me in the direction of those errors in modelling.

JC

Jake C.

Sometime there are some bug in the workspace, and with the nelew interface the post-processing is limited.

VR

Verified Reviewer

Cons

Sometimes the user interface becomes annoying, file can get very big and may crash the computer, drawings can get corrupt.

BM

Betty M.

It is frustrating when in the AutoCAD updates over the years that the interface has changed so much that it makes it hard to adjust and find things.

JB

Jessica B.

I use AutoCAD for all my 2D draughting and presentations and it is yet to fail me. However, I leave the 3D modeling in this software for the trained and more experienced folk.

RH

Robyn H.

  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last review2 months ago
  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last review3 days ago

Key features

  • Total features24
  • 2D Drawing
  • 3D Imaging
  • API
  • Animation
  • Annotations
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Civil
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Continuous Modeling
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Visualization
  • Design Analysis
  • Design Management
  • Design Modeling
  • Dynamic Modeling
  • File Management
  • For Architects
  • For Manufacturers
  • Geographic Maps
  • Mathematical Modeling
  • Mechanical
  • Modeling & Simulation
  • Motion Modeling
  • Offline Access
  • Project Templates
  • Projections
  • Purchasing & Receiving
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • SSL Security
  • Turbulence Modeling
  • Total features11
  • 2D Drawing
  • 3D Imaging
  • API
  • Animation
  • Annotations
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Civil
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Continuous Modeling
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Visualization
  • Design Analysis
  • Design Management
  • Design Modeling
  • Dynamic Modeling
  • File Management
  • For Architects
  • For Manufacturers
  • Geographic Maps
  • Mathematical Modeling
  • Mechanical
  • Modeling & Simulation
  • Motion Modeling
  • Offline Access
  • Project Templates
  • Projections
  • Purchasing & Receiving
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • SSL Security
  • Turbulence Modeling

Integrations

  • Total integrations1
  • Dropbox Business
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Drive
  • Magento Commerce
  • Mailchimp
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • NetSuite
  • PayPal
  • QuickBooks Online
  • QuickBooks Online Advanced
  • SAP Business One
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • Shopify
  • Slack
  • Stripe
  • WooCommerce
  • Xero
  • Zapier
  • Total integrations25
  • Dropbox Business
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Drive
  • Magento Commerce
  • Mailchimp
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • NetSuite
  • PayPal
  • QuickBooks Online
  • QuickBooks Online Advanced
  • SAP Business One
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • Shopify
  • Slack
  • Stripe
  • WooCommerce
  • Xero
  • Zapier