We are proud today to announce the new release of CAELinux 2018, which is based on Xubuntu 16.04 and contains a full 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 2018 represents a complete rebuild of the distribution that started in 2017 with up-to-date software and we hope that you will enjoy it. This release is available as usual 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.

For downloadscaelinux.sourceforge.net

More details: CAELINUX 2018 release notes (forum)

Features

  • 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

As you have probably noticed, our site has been migrated to a new more modern CMS and all previous users, forum posts and articles have been transfered, so normally everything should work as previously.

Please note that the old web site will still be maintained online for a while as long as we are sure that everything has been migrated correctly. However, the old website (http://www.caelinux.com/CMS) will not been updated and the forums will be locked.

Please post in the forum if you experience any issue. We hope that you like the new design and ergonomy of the site.

After a long break, we have the pleasure to let you know that a new release of CAELinux is in development. Based on Xubuntu 16.04 64bit, the new release will propose an up to date suite of open source computer aided engineering applications such as :

Finite Element simulation:

  • Salome-Meca 2017 with the new GUI module AsterStudy
  • Code-Aster 13.4 FEA (MPI version)
  • Elmer FEM multiphysics solver
  • Calculix with CalculixLauncher GUI

Computational fluid dynamics:

  • Code Saturne 5 Finite Volume CFD solver (MPI parallelism) with Salome & Paraview Pre-Post
  • HelyXOS GUI (hex dominant mesher, preprocessor) with OpenFOAM CFD solver (MPI)
  • Javafoil, XLFR5, XFoil

CAD/CAM & Electronics

  • Freecad stable version with Openscad & FEA module
  • Salome CAD & mesher
  • LibreCAD / Inkcape for 2D drawings
  • Pycam, Flatcam, HeeksCNC, pcb2gcode CAM preprocessors, Camotics 3axis milling simulation
  • Kicad EDA, Arduino IDE

Mathematics, Scientific tools & Development

  • Octave, Scilab, R, RkWard &Rcmdr, wxMaxima, Spyder / Scipy & Python, Gnu compilers for C/C++/Fortran
  • Latex & Texmaker for scientific editing
  • Libre Office suite
  • Jabref literature database manager

and many more...

You can now download and try the current beta version from here:

CAELinux 2017 Testing on Sourceforge.net

We expect to finalize this new version by end 2017 or early 2018.

Although seriously delayed, we are pleased  to announce our new release CAELinux 2013

CAELinux 2013 is based on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64bit 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.

CFD analysis of a Y-junction

Interested ? Get your copy of CAELinux 2013 here

Dear Users,

recently we have migrated our old websites CAELinux.com & CAELinux.org to a new server and upgraded our main site to a more modern version of Joomla with a better forum module (Kunena).  The result is what you see today. We really hope that you will like this new look and feel and that it will work even better than the previous system.

We have tested all what we could test, but if you experience any problem, please report it here or send us an email if you cannot access the forum.

Best Regards

Joel Cugnoni
aka admin