What is SimScale?

Design better products faster with the world's first cloud-based CAE with Finite Element Analysis, Computational Fluid Dynamics, and Thermal Simulations all in one platform.

SimScale is an engineering simulation platform that is revolutionizing the way engineers, designers, scientists, and students design their products. The cloud-based SimScale platform allows you to virtually test performance, optimize durability or improve the efficiency of your design long before you build a physical prototype. The platform offers an easy-to-use interface with a workflow-based approach for performing various analysis types, especially Finite Element Analysis (FEA), Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), and Thermal Simulation, making it applicable across multiple industries such as AEC (Architecture, Engineering, and Construction), Consumer Goods, Electronics, Energy, Aerospace, Automotive, and more.

By harnessing the power of the cloud for simulation, SimScale eliminates the hurdles that accompany traditional simulation tools: high installation costs, licensing fees, deployment of high-performance computing hardware, and required updates and maintenance. Users always have the latest version of SimScale.

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SimScale currently scores 93/100 (No. 1 in CAD & CAE) in the CAD & CAE category. This is based on user satisfaction (96/100), press buzz (48/100), recent user trends (falling), and other relevant information on SimScale gathered from around the web.

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SimScale Product Overview

  • Easy testing, validation & optimization of designs

  • CFD, FEA, and thermal simulation all in one platform

  • Unique collaboration functionality for collaborating and connecting with other professionals, colleagues, and clients

  • Fast and reliable analysis results without being a simulation expert thanks to the free simulation template

  • Free support & on-demand consulting

  • Supported by a community of over 100,000 engineers, designers, and experts

  • Protected by one of the strictest Data Protection and Privacy Standards

  • Pricing plans adapted to individual needs

  • Account creation is free and takes under a minute

  • 100% cloud-based

Languages Supported: English, German

SimScale Features

  • 2-Factor Authentication
  • API
  • Batch Permissions & Access
  • CAD Tools
  • Calendar Management
  • Contact Management
  • Contact Sharing
  • Customer Management
  • Dashboard
  • Data Export
  • Data Import
  • Data Visualization
  • Email Integration
  • External Integrations
  • File Sharing
  • Google Apps Integration
  • History/Version Control
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Multi-User
  • Natural Resources
  • Notifications
  • Password & Access Management
  • Project Management
  • Scheduling
  • Supplier Management
  • Third-Party Plugins/Add-Ons
  • 3D Modeling
  • 3D Editing
  • 3D Print Optimization
  • CAD File Support
  • Malware Protection
  • Shipping Management
  • Order management
  • SAP Integration
  • Cloud Deployment
  • Local Deployment
  • 2D Modeling
  • Simulation
  • Electrical Design
  • Mechanical Design
  • Architectural Design
  • Motion Analysis
  • Static Analysis
  • Tolerance Analysis
  • Collaboration Support
  • Alignment Aids
  • Rendering
  • Materials Library
  • Surface Modeling
  • Ultra-High-Res Monitor Support
  • Developer Tools
SimScale Pricing

SimScale Pricing Plans


  • All simulation features
  • 3000 core hours / year
  • Unlimited public projects


1 user(s) / month
  • Unlimited private and public projects
  • Priority phone and email support
  • All simulation features
  • Custom number of core hours per year
  • Real-time support
  • Unlimited data storage
  • Project data encryption


1 user(s) / month
  • Unlimited private and public projects
  • Priority phone and email support
  • All simulation features
  • Customer number of core hours per year
  • Dedicated technical consulting support
  • Real-time support
  • Unlimited data storage
  • Custom number of account users
  • Multi-user collaboration features
  • Project data encryption

Credit card required: No

SimScale FAQs

Does SimScale offer multi-user capability (e.g. teams)?

Yes, SimScale offers an Enterprise version with multi-user capabilities allowing better collaboration across teams through such features like for example sharing or commenting.

Does SimScale offer guides, tutorials and or customer support?

SimScale offers tutorials, documentation, online workshops (live and on-demand), and a SimScale Academy with free introduction courses:

We also provide our users with dedicated support over phone, email, and chat.

Does SimScale integrate with any other apps?

Onshape - a connector app allows users to export their CAD models from Onshape and import them into SimScale.

Autodesk Fusion 360 - an add-in allows all the Fusion 360 users to easily upload their 3D CAD models directly to the SimScale platform.

What are some applications SimScale is commonly used in tandem with?

CAD software applications.

What platforms does SimScale support?

SimScale is 100% cloud-based which means it is accessible from a standard web browser from any device

What is SimScale generally used for?

The stage when you begin to explore the design space and define your product or system concept is when the most impactful design decisions are made. It is much cheaper to virtually test your product design, system, building, equipment or hardware than to develop a physical prototype and perform field testing. Simulation is one of the tools that play a fundamental role in the early development stages of a product or application, allowing designers and engineers to predict the performance of the final solution, and as a result, reduce the risk of product/system design failure. For the business, this can mean lower production cost, reduced time-to-market, optimized performance, higher efficiency in terms of energy consumption and lower failure risk, making winning new customers easier.

Who are the main user groups of SimScale?

SimScale is an integral part of the design validation process for thousands of successful companies worldwide and over 100,000 individual users. It is mainly used by product designers and engineers working in the AEC (Architecture, Engineering & Construction), HVAC (Heating, Ventilation & Air-Conditioning), Consumer Electronics, and Packaging & Containers industries, who use SimScale for testing and optimizing their designs in the early development stages with the help of CFD, FEA, and thermal simulation.

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