Distributed as a 64-bit Live DVD
It is distributed as a single, 64-bit compatible Live DVD ISO image that be deployed on a USB flash drive or burned on a blank DVD disc. A virtual machine image for deploying CAELinux on Amazon EC2 is also available for download.
The project is actually based on the current LTS (Long Term Support) of the Xubuntu Linux operating system, which provides users with a customized Xfce desktop environment. The Live DVD can be used as-is or installed on a disk drive using the Ubuntu installer.
The boot medium can be used to start the currently installed operating system, run a memory test, install the distribution directly, or use the safe graphics mode in case your video card is not recognized by the default option.
It features a complete and advanced software solution dedicated to professional 3D CAE and FEA analysis which varies from CAD geometry to OpenFOAM CFD and Code-Saturne solvers.
Includes CAE/FEA apps
Among some of the included CAE/FEA apps, we can mention GNU Octave, Scilab, Rkward, a Salome 3D pre/post processor, a GMSH 3D pre/post processor, enGrid and Netgen 3D meshers, Code_Aster multi- physics and non-linear FE solver, wxMaxima, and the Elmer multiphysics suite.
In addition, the LibreCad, SagCad, GCAM, PyCAM, OpenSCAM, Calculix, MBDyn, Freecad, OpenSCAD, dxf2gcode, CURA, Code-Saturne, Impact FEM, Paraview, EnGrid, Helyx-OS, Discretizer, Elmer GUI, Tetgen, Netgen, Meshlab, CGX, KiCad, Arduino, Fritzing, Qt Creator, Texmaker, GIMP, Lyx, Jabref, and Inkscape applications are also included.
One of the best open source solution for computer-aided engineering
CAELinux is one of the best open source solution for computer-aided engineering and finite element analysis. It can also be used for computer aided design and manufacturing, scientific computing, electronics design, mathematical modelling, and general programming.
Reviewed by Marius Nestor, last updated on November 1st, 2014
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- CAELinux 2013 is based on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64-bit distribution and contains a unique suite of open source simulation tools for FEA, CFD or multiphysics simulation but also a large panel of other engineering software for CAD-CAM & 3D printing, electronics, mathematics & programming . CAELinux 2013 represents a complete rebuild of the distribution with up-to-date software for a better support of modern hardware and a significantly enhanced ease of use, and we hope that you will enjoy it.
- This release is available in the form of an liveDVD ISO image for AMD/Intel 64 bit CPUs that can be burned on a DVD or installed on a USB key for "mobile" use and testing and then installed on hard-disk for best performance. A virtual machine image for use on Amazon EC2 (standard and cluster instances) is also available.
Application descriptionCAELinux is an open source and freely distributed Linux operating system based on Ubuntu and bundled with a complete s...