After nearly 5 years, we are proud to release finally a new stable version of CAELinux, named CAELinux 2018.

Highlights

This release is built on an updated Xubuntu 16.04.5 LTS  64 bit base and provides updated CAE software and GUI Wizards with a focus on the ease of use. As its predecessors, CAELinux 2018 covers the full cycle of a engineering and product development, from mathematical modeling, to CAD & CAE, to prototyping by 3D printing, CAM / g-code generation and even through electronic PCB design, software & micro controller programming. 

CAELinux 2018 contains updated versions of the Salome_Meca 2018.1 and Code-Aster 13.4 FEA suite with MPI parallelism solvers, OpenFOAM 4.1.2 integrated with Helyx-OS GUI for settings up your CFD simulations , Code-Saturne 5.0.4 MPI with a simple wizard GUI and SarturneGUI to get started easily, Calculix 2.13 FEA version with CalculixLauncher GUI, ElmerFEM with high performance MPI solvers, the latest version of Freecad 0.17 parametric CAD modeler, PyCAM & Flatcam for 3D milling g-code generation with Camotics for milling simulation, Slic3r for easy and fast 3D printing g-code generation,  Kicad electric design suites with many tools for PCB isolation milling and finally the famous Arduino microcontroller development environment, as well as Python / Spyder, Octave, R, and C/C++/Fortran compilers.

Features

  • CAELinux is an installable LiveDVD Linux distribution based on Xubuntu 16.04 LTS 64 bit: a lightweight and user-friendly live Linux distribution.
  • Contains the following CAE softwares:
    • CAE Pre-post processors: Salome_Meca 2018.1, GMSH 3.0, Tetgen, ElmerGUI,  Helyx-OS, Paraview 5.0.1, CGX 2.13 with CalculixLaucher & wizards
    • CAD-CAM: LibreCad, , FreeCAD 0.17, Salome 8.5, Meshlab, PyCAM 0.6, Flatcam, KiriMoto, Dxf2Gcode, Inkscape Gcodetools, cadpy, Slic3r, Camotics
    • Finite Element solvers: Code_Aster 13.4 MPI, Elmer MPI, Calculix 2.13, Impact FEM 
    • Computationnal Fluid Dynamics: OpenFOAM v4.1.2 and Code-Saturne 5.0.4 both with CFD analysis wizard and tutorials , Elmer FEM Solver,  Gerris flow solver, Javafoil, Javaprop and XFLR5 air foil, propelers and airplane analysis tools.
    • Multibody dynamics : MBDyn & OpenMECA
    • Electronics: Kicad, Arduino, Flatcam, dxf2gcode & cadpy for isolation milling
    • 3D bio-medical image processing:  ITK-Snap with user filters, Image J, Voxel_Mesher & VoxelMesherGUI
    • Mathematics &  programming : GNU Octave, Scilab, wxMaxima, R & Rkward, Python Scipy and Spyder, QT Creator, gcc, gfortran, g++, perl, python, Arduino 1.0 IDE
    • Document , graphics & office: Inkscape, Gimp, LibreOffice.
  • This new release is available as a LiveDVD ISO image to use directly from DVD, to be installed to USB Flash disk or to install the CAELinux OS on your computer for optimum performance. On recent CPUs with hardware virtualization extensions, it runs also well in Virtual Machine software like VMWare Player (recommended) or VirtualBox (has some graphical limitations)
  • This new release can be safely updated as any other Ubuntu install, however DO NOT UPGRADE TO UBUNTU 18.04 as it will break the custom packages !!

CAELinux 2018 LiveDVD

Requirements

CAELinux 2018 is only available for 64bit X86 processors (Intel/AMD). This LiveDVD distribution is highly compressed on the DVD and requires that the system decompresses all the necessary softwares into RAM in order to run. In LiveDVD mode, a minimum of 4Gb is recommended to use this distribution for simple analysis and hardware compatibility testing. For optimal performance it is recommended to install the distribution to hard disk. For professionnal use, 8Gb of RAM (or more) is recommended for simulations. An hard-disk installation of CAELinux 2018 requires at least a 25Gb for the root file system (50-70Gb recommended) and a 4Gb swap partition.

Procedure

  1. First, download the ISO image from the link below. Then you should check the md5sum of your downloaded file to check if it is not corrupt: in Linux, use the "md5sum" command in a console, in Windows, you should download the "md5sum.exe" command line utility from here.
  2. Burn the ISO image on a DVD with your favorite DVD burner software. Be sure to select the "Burn Image" option in your DVD burning software. If unsure, read the help of your DVD burning software. Alternativelly, you can install the LiveDVD on a USB key with the simple and efficient tool RUFUS available here:  http://rufus.ie
  3. Read the "Ubuntu Installation Manual " to learn how to install the distribution on hard disk. CAELinux 2018 needs at least 25Gb for its install, but a partition of 50Gb to 70Gb is recommended if you want to store additionnal data!
  4. Restart your PC, insert the LiveDVD (or USB key) and verify that your BIOS is configured to boot from CD/DVD drive (resp. USB external drive).
  5. Boot from the LiveDVD/USB: you will see a prompt, Press ENTER to boot with the default option (Live mode)
  6. When the XFCE desktop is finally loaded, you can start your work as if you were running from an hard disk. Note that all the readable partitions of your HDD will be allready accessible and your USB key or external HDD will be recognized when you plugin it in (read-write access).
  7. To see were to go next, open the "GettingStared" link on the desktop
  8. If you are happy with the distribution, you can then install it to hard disk. The installer can even resize Windows or Linux partitions to free up some space and install CAELinux in parallel to your existing OS.

Documentation

A quick start documentation is available in the GettingStart.html  & "Ubuntu Installation Manual " . Several tutorials, videos and examples are linked on the distribution and are accessible on the wiki

Files

LiveDVD (ISO image):

Size: 4.3 Gbyte

MD5Sum: dd5550832cd51812fe078bca76665c36

Download links

 caelinux.sourceforge.net  

  

 

Although significantly delayed, CAELinux  is proud to release its new stable version of CAELinux, named CAELinux 2013.

Highlights

This release is built on an updated Xubuntu 12.04 LTS  64 bit base with a focus on the upgrade of the CAE softwares, development of additionnal Wizards and expanding the capabilities of the distribution to encompass the full cycle of a product development, including 3D printing, CAM / g-code generation,  electronic PCB design and even micro controller programming. CAELinux 2013 is now an even more complete open source engineering platform !

CAELinux 2013 contains updated versions of the Salome_Meca 2013.1 and Code-Aster STA11.3  FEA suite with MPI parallelism solvers, OpenFOAM 2.1.1 integrated with Helyx-OS or Discretizer GUI for settings up your CFD simulations (OpenFOAM 1.6ext is available in the repositories), Code-Saturne 3.0 MPI with a simple wizard GUI to get started easily, Calculix 2.6 FEA Multithread version with its own wizard, ElmerFEM 6.2 with high performance MPI solvers, the latest version of Freecad parametric CAD modeler, a custom PyCAM 0.6 release for 3D milling g-code generation with OpenSCAM for milling simulation, Cura for easy and fast 3D printing g-code generation, GEDA and Kicad electric design suites with many tools for PCB isolation milling and finally the famous Arduino microcontroller development environment.

With these software, Open-Source engineering is continuing its progression towards ease of use, completeness and  gets closer to commercial codes!

Features

  • CAELinux is an installable LiveDVD Linux distribution based on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64 bit: a very user-friendly live Linux distribution, with excellent hardware detection and a very simple hard disk installer. The new XFCE desktop environment has been significantly customized to reflect the previous Gnome 2 desktop behaviour so that the transition is as smooth as possible for current users.
  • Contains the following CAE softwares:
    • CAE Pre-post processors: Salome_Meca 2013.1 i.e Salome 6.6, GMSH 2.5, Netgen 4.9, Tetgen, ElmerGUI 6.2, enGrid 1.4, Helyx-OS, Discretizer / Discretizer::Setup, Paraview 3.10, CGX 2.6
    • CAD-CAM: LibreCad,  SagCad, FreeCAD 0.13, Salome 6.6, Meshlab, Blender, OpenSCAD, PyCAM 0.6, GCAM, Dxf2Gcode, Inkscape Gcodetools, cadpy, Cura
    • Finite Element solvers: Code_Aster STA11.3 MPI, Elmer v6.2 MPI, Calculix 2.6 MT, Impact FEM MPI 
    • Computationnal Fluid Dynamics: OpenFOAM v2.1.1 and Code-Saturne 3.0 both with CFD analysis wizard and tutorials , Elmer FEM Solver,  Gerris flow solver, Javafoil, Javaprop and XFLR5 air foil, propelers and airplane analysis tools.
    • Multibody dynamics : MBDyn with its Blender interface
    • Electronics: GEDA suite, Kicad, Fritzing, Arduino, dxf2gcode & cadpy for isolation milling
    • 3D bio-medical image processing:  ITK-Snap with user filters, Image J, Voxel_Mesher
    • Mathematics &  programming : GNU Octave + QtOctave, Scilab, wxMaxima, R & Rkward, Python Scipy and Spyder, QT Creator, gcc, gfortran, g++, perl, python, ruby compilers/interpreters, Arduino 1.0 IDE
    • Document , graphics & office: Gnuplot, Latex, Lyx, Texmaker, g3data, Inkscape, Gimp, LibreOffice, Jabref.
  • Is provided with video tutorials as well as examples to start learning how to use the included open-source softwares for realistic simulation
  • Ubuntu 12.04 already includes open-source 3D drivers for most of the video cards, but it can also automatically install packages for 3D accelerated proprietary video drivers (ATI & NVidia cards) once installed on hard disk. For latest GPU and optimal performance, installation of proprietary AMD or NVidia drivers is however recommended after installation on hard disk.
  • This new release is available as a LiveDVD ISO image to use directly from DVD, to be installed to USB Flash disk or to install the CAELinux OS on your computer for optimum performance. On recent CPUs with hardware virtualization extensions, it runs also very well in Virtual Machine software like VirtualBox (it includes already VirtualBox additions v4.3.8) or VMWare.
  • A virtual machine image is available on Amazon Cloud Computing EC2 platform for both standard instances and cluster computer instances in Europe and US-East regions, see this thread on the forum for more information
  • This new release can be safely updated as any other Ubuntu install. All custom software is installed through packages hosted on our repository and can thus be automatically updated as any regular software.

CAELinux 2013 LiveDVD

Requirements

CAELinux 2013 is only available in 64bit version, this means that you will absolutelly need an X86_64 compatible CPU to run this version. Most recent Intel and AMD CPUS are 64 bit : for example Intel Core2Duo or Core2Quad, Core i3, i5, i7 and XEON 64 bit or AMD Athlon 64, Athlon X2, Athlon FX, Phenom, and Opteron. Please note that most Intel CoreDuo (not Core2Duo), Atom and Pentium 4 are NOT 64 bit compatible! Please check your hardware compatibilty first!! Using a 64 bit OS is necessary to use more than 2Gb RAM per application and thus allows for large "industrial scale" simulation capabilities. If your CPU is not 64 bit, you can still use our previous release CAELinux 2008 which is available in both LiveDVD and VMWare virtual machine version: see this page for more information on CAELinux 2008.

This LiveDVD distribution is highly compressed on the DVD and requires that the system decompresses all the necessary softwares into RAM in order to run. In LiveDVD mode, a minimum of 1024Mb is recommended to use this distribution for simple analysis and hardware compatibility testing. For optimal performance it is however recommended to create a Linux swap partition on one hard disk or even better to install the distribution to hard disk. For professionnal use at least 4Gb of RAM (more is better) is highly recommended for every day work. An hard-disk installation of CAELinux 2013 requires at least a 20Gb ext3/4 partition for "/" and a 4Gb swap partition. At the moment most of the classical chipsets for Intel and AMD platforms are supported with some exceptions especially concerning the latest  graphics adapters and some specific laptop devices (some wireless network cards) and very specific hardware like Raid controllers. For more help on hardware support / detection / troubleshooting, you should refer to the great Ubuntu documentation, wikis and  forums : http://www.ubuntu.com.

Procedure

  1. First, download the ISO image from the link below. Then you should check the md5sum of your downloaded file to check if it is not corrupt: in Linux, use the "md5sum" command in a console, in Windows, you should download the "md5sum.exe" command line utility from here.
  2. Burn the ISO image on a DVD+/-R/RW with your favorite DVD burner software. Be sure to select the "Burn Image" option in your DVD burning software. If unsure, read the help of your DVD burning software. Alternativelly, you can install the LiveDVD on a USB key with the simple and efficient tool UNetBootin available here:  http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/
  3. Read the "Ubuntu Installation Manual " and associated documentation at Ubuntu.com
  4. Restart your PC, insert the LiveDVD (or USB key) and verify that your BIOS is configured to boot from CD/DVD drive (resp. USB external drive).
  5. Boot from the LiveDVD: you will see a prompt, Press ENTER and then a boot menu will appear with several options. Usually you don't need to select any special option here but if you have some problems during the boot process, some alternative options can be selected. For the moment, just press "Enter" to accept the default mode.
  6. When the XFCE desktop is finally loaded, you can start your work as if you were running from an hard disk. Note that all the readable partitions of your HDD will be allready accessible and your USB key or external HDD will be recognized when you plugin it in (read-write access).
  7. Now you can start your first tutorial on FE modelling with Salome_Meca: just click the "GettingStared" link on the desktop and follow the first tutorial on the FE analysis of a 2-stroke engine piston (from a STEP CAD geometry).
  8. If you are happy with the distribution, you can then install it to hard disk. The installer can even resize Windows or Linux partitions to free up some space and install CAELinux in parallel to your existing OS.

Documentation

For the moment, a first documentation is available in the GettingStart.html  & "Ubuntu Installation Manual " file included in the distribution. Several tutorials, videos and examples are included on the distribution and also downloadable on the wiki

Files

LiveDVD (ISO image):

Size: 3.9 GB (4113563648 bytes)

MD5Sum: ebb87625baaa143a83e4b296ddf4b02a

Download links

FTP / HTTP / Bittorrent downloads :

CAELinux 2013 on Amazon EC2

To use CAELinux 2013 on Amazon EC2 cloud in US-East & Europe regions (both standard and cluster compute instances), please have a look at this thread on the forums

 

Order CAELinux 2013 on DVD

If you prefer to directly receive a DVD of CAELinux 2013, you can order a copy of CAELinux 2013 LiveDVD here. The CAELinux DVD is the exact same copy as the ISO image that you can download here and it is offered at a unique price of 20 euros + 5 euros for  world-wide delivery. Placing an order and processing payment is simple & secure (provided by Paypal) and most credit cards / countries are supported.

Order a copy of CAELinux LiveDVD 2013

The CAELinux Team is proud to release its new stable version of CAELinux, named CAELinux 2011.

Highlights

This release is built on an updated Ubuntu 10.04.3 LTS  64 bit base with a focus on the upgrade of the CAE softwares and the addition of tutorials & wizards to make your first steps easier.

CAELinux 2011 contains the latest release of the Salome_Meca 2011.2 package developed by EDF (64bit) integrated with  two versions of the finite element solver for non-linear mechanics Code-Aster STA11.0 (both 64bits) optimized either for OpenMP or MPI parallelism. Salome_Meca 2011.2 is now based on Salome  v6.3 CAD/Pre/Post GUI and allows to run a complete FEA study directly from the SALOME graphical user interface.

CAELinux 2011 also continues to integrate great open source CFD software like Code-Saturne 2.0.2 and OpenFOAM 2.0.1 (both 64bit with MPI support) that can be interfaced with numerous pre processing tools like Salome, GMSH, Netgen, and the more CFD oriented meshers enGrid 1.2 and Discretizer/SnappyHexMesh. CAELinux 2011 now integrates two simple CFD Wizards to setup a a Code-Saturne or OpenFOAM study  from a mesh prepared in Salome. With these software, Open-Source FEA & CFD is continuing its progression towards ease of use and parallel computing power to get closer to commercial FEA & CFD codes!

Multiphysics simulation is also very efficiently carried out  using Elmer FEM 6.2 (64bit, with MPI & Mumps solver support) and its easy to use ElmerGUI interface. Based on a segregated solver approach for each physics, multiple physical behaviours can easily be coupled with Elmer, for example like: diffusion & heat equation can easily be coupled with Navier-Stokes fluid flow simulation, thermo-mechanical coupling and even fluid-structure interaction.

Features

  • CAELinux is an installable LiveDVD Linux distribution based on Ubuntu 10.04.3 LTS 64 bit: a very user-friendly live Linux distribution, with excellent hardware detection and a very simple hard disk installer.
  • Contains the following CAE softwares:
    • Pre-post processors & CAD: Salome_Meca 2011.2, Salome 6.3, GMSH 2.5, Netgen 4.9, Tetgen, ElmerGUI 6.2, enGrid 1.2, Discretizer / Discretizer::Setup, Paraview 3.10, OpenDX, CGX, QCad, FreeCAD 0.12, SagCAD, Meshlab
    • Finite Element solvers: Salome_Meca 2011.2, Code_Aster STA11.0, Elmer v6.2 , Calculix 2.1, Impact 0.76, Dynela, Fenics
    • Computationnal Fluid Dynamics: OpenFOAM v2.0.1 and Code-Saturne 2.0.2 both with CFD analysis wizard and tutorials , Elmer Solver,  the latest release of Gerris flow solver and GFSView, air foil and airplane analysis tools (Xfoil, Javafoil, AVL, Datcom+)
    • Multibody dynamics : MBDyn with its Blender interface and EasyAnim
    • 3D bio-medical image processing:  ITK-Snap, Image J, Voxel_Mesher
    • Mathematics & document writing: OpenModelica, GNU Octave + QtOctave, Scilab, wxMaxima, R & Rkward, Gnuplot, Latex, Lyx, Texmaker, Labplot, g3data, Scipy, Inkscape, Gimp, OpenOffice 3.2, Jabref.
  • Is provided with video tutorials as well as examples to start learning how to use the included open-source softwares for realistic simulation
  • Ubuntu 10.04.3 already includes open-source 3D drivers for most of the video cards, but it can also automatically install packages for 3D accelerated proprietary video drivers (ATI & NVidia cards) once installed on hard disk.
  • This new release is only available as a LiveDVD ISO image to use directly from DVD, to be installed to USB Flash disk or to install the CAELinux OS on your computer for optimum performance. However, on recent CPUs with hardware virtualization extensions, it runs also very well in Virtual Machine software like VirtualBox or VMWare.

CAELinux 2011 LiveDVD

Requirements

CAELinux 2011 is only available in 64bit version, this means that you will absolutelly need an X86_64 compatible CPU to run this version. Most recent Intel and AMD CPUS are 64 bit : for example Intel Core2Duo or Core2Quad, Core i3, i5, i7 and XEON 64 bit or AMD Athlon 64, Athlon X2, Athlon FX, Phenom, and Opteron. Please note that most Intel CoreDuo (not Core2Duo), Atom and Pentium 4 are NOT 64 bit compatible! Please check your hardware compatibilty first!! Using a 64 bit OS is necessary to use more than 2Gb RAM per application and thus allows for large "industrial scale" simulation capabilities. If your CPU is not 64 bit, you can still use our previous release CAELinux 2008 which is available in both LiveDVD and VMWare virtual machine version: see this page for more information on CAELinux 2008.

This LiveDVD distribution is highly compressed on the DVD and requires that the system decompresses all the necessary softwares into RAM in order to run. In LiveDVD mode, a minimum of 1024Mb is recommended to use this distribution for simple analysis. But you can create a Linux swap partition on one hard disk to help or choose the option to install the distribution to hard disk for optimal performance. However, 3Gb of RAM (or more) is highly recommended for every day work. An hard-disk installation of CAELinux 2011 requires at least a 20Gb ext3/4 partition for "/" and a 4Gb swap partition. At the moment most of the classical chipsets for Intel and AMD platforms are supported with some exceptions especially concerning the latest Intel Sandy Bridge and NVidia Optimus graphics adapters and some specific laptop devices (some wireless network cards) and very specific hardware like Raid controllers. For more help on hardware support / detection / troubleshooting, you should refer to the great Ubuntu documentation, wikis and  forums : http://www.ubuntu.com

Procedure

  1. First, download the ISO image from the link below. Then you should check the md5sum of your downloaded file to check if it is not corrupt: in Linux, use the "md5sum" command in a console, in Windows, you should download the "md5sum.exe" command line utility from here.
  2. Burn the ISO image on a DVD+/-R/RW with your favorite DVD burner software. Be sure to select the "Burn Image" option in your DVD burning software. If unsure, read the help of your DVD burning software. Alternativelly, you can install the LiveDVD on a USB key with the simple and efficient tool UNetBootin available here:  http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/
  3. Read the "Ubuntu Installation Manual " and associated documentation at Ubuntu.com
  4. Restart your PC, insert the LiveDVD (or USB key) and verify that your BIOS is configured to boot from CD/DVD drive (resp. USB external drive).
  5. Boot from the LiveDVD: you will see a prompt, Press ENTER and then a boot menu will appear with several options. Usually you don't need to select any special option here but if you have some problems during the boot process, some alternative options can be selected. For the moment, just press "Enter" to accept the default mode.
  6. When the GNOME desktop is finally loaded, you can start your work as if you were running from an hard disk. Note that all the readable partitions of your HDD will be allready accessible and your USB key or external HDD will be recognized when you plugin it in (read-write access).
  7. Now you can start your first tutorial on FE modelling with Salome_Meca: just click the "GettingStared" link on the desktop and follow the first tutorial on the FE analysis of a 2-stroke engine piston (from a STEP CAD geometry).
  8. If you are happy with the distribution, you can then install it to hard disk. The installer can even resize Windows or Linux partitions to free up some space and install CAELinux in parallel to your existing OS.

Documentation

For the moment, a first documentation is available in the GettingStart.html  & "Ubuntu Installation Manual "  file included in the distribution. Several tutorials, videos and examples are included on the distribution and also downloadable on the wiki

Files

LiveDVD (ISO image):

Size: 4.0 GB (4292632576 bytes)

MD5Sum: 9d788406fe59de7c4aac40e0102d6f84

Download links

FTP / HTTP / Bittorrent downloads :
 

Order CAELinux 2011 on DVD

If you prefer to directly receive a DVD of CAELinux 2011, you can order a copy of CAELinux 2011 LiveDVD here. The CAELinux DVD is the exact same copy as the ISO image that you can download here and it is offered at a unique price of 20 euros + 5 euros for  world-wide delivery. Placing an order and processing payment is simple & secure (provided by Paypal) and most credit cards / countries are supported.  

 

Order a copy of CAELinux LiveDVD 2011

After one more year of development, we are proud to release our new stable version of CAELinux, called CAELinux 2010. This release is a complete rebuild of CAELinux for X86 64 bit architecture to use the latest Intel / AMD cpus at their maximum. CAELinux 2010 is now based on the latest Long Term Support release of Ubuntu, one of the most popular linux distribution, in order to offer the best possible user experience.

CAELinux 2010 is built on the basis of Ubuntu 10.04 LTS AMD64 distribution with the latest updates and should support the most recent hardwares / chipset for one of the best compatibility and ease of use in the Linux world. It comes with a  kernel in version 2.6.32-24 with support  for 64 bit memory addressing  and  multiple CPUs.

Additionnally, CAELinux 2010 contains the latest release of the GPL Salome_Meca 2010 package developed by EDF (64bit) integrated with  two versions of the finite element solver Code-Aster STA10.1 (both 64bits) optimized either for OpenMP or MPI parallelism. Salome_Meca 2010 is now based on Salome  v5.1.3 CAD/Pre/Post GUI and allows to run a complete FEA / CFD study directly from the SALOME graphical user interface.

CAELinux 2010 also continues to integrate great open source CFD software like Code-Saturne 2.0and OpenFOAM 1.7 (both 64bit/MPI) that can be interfaced with numerous pre processing tools like Salome, GMSH, Netgen, and the more CFD oriented meshers enGrid 1.2 and Discretizer/SnappyHexMesh. With these software, Open-Source FEA & CFD is continuing its progression towards ease of use and parallel computing power to get closer to commercial FEA & CFD codes!

Multiphysics simulation is also very efficiently carried out  using Elmer FEM 5.5 and its easy to use ElmerGUI interface. Based on a segregated solver approach for each physics, multiple physical behaviours can easily be coupled with Elmer, for example like: diffusion & heat equation can easily be coupled with Navier-Stokes fluid flow simulation, thermo-mechanical coupling and even fluid-structure interaction.

Features

  • CAELinux is an installable LiveDVD Linux distribution based on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS 64 bit: a very user-friendly live Linux distribution, with excellent hardware detection and a very simple hard disk installer.
  • Contains the following CAE softwares:
    • Pre-post processors & CAD: Salome_Meca 2010, Salome 5.1.3, GMSH 2.4, Netgen , Tetgen, enGrid, Discretizer / Discretizer::Setup, Paraview, OpenDX, CGX, QCad, FreeCAD, SagCAD, ElmerGUI / ElmeFront / ElmerGrid
    • Finite Element solvers: Salome_Meca 2010, Code_Aster STA10.1, Elmer v5.5 , Calculix 2.1, Impact 0.76, Dynela, Fenics
    • Computationnal Fluid Dynamics: OpenFOAM v1.7, the latest release of Gerris flow solver and GFSView, Code-Saturne 2.0 with CFD analysis wizard and tutorial , Elmer Solver, air foil and airplane analysis tools (Xfoil, Javafoil, AVL, Datcom+)
    • Multibody dynamics : MBDyn with its Blender interface and EasyAnim
    • 3D bio-medical image processing:  ITK-Snap, Image J, Voxel_Mesher
    • Mathematics: GNU Octave +QtOctave, Scilab, wxMaxima, R & Rkward, Gnuplot, Latex, Labplot, g3data, Scipy.
  • Is provided with interactive flash tutorials, videos as well as examples to start learning how to use the included open-source softwares for realistic simulation
  • Ubuntu 10.04 already includes open-source 3D drivers for recent video cards, but it can also automatically install packages for 3D accelerated proprietary video drivers (ATI & NVidia cards) once installed on hard disk.
  • This new release is only available as a LiveDVD ISO image to use directly or to install the CAELinux OS on your computer for optimum performance.However, on recent CPUs with hardware virtualization extensions, it runs very well in Virtual Machine software like VirtualBox or VMWare.

CAELinux 2010 LiveDVD

Requirements

CAELinux 2010 is only available in 64bit version, this means that you will absolutelly need an X86_64 compatible CPU to run this version. Most recent Intel and AMD CPUS are 64 bit : for example Intel Core2Duo or Core2Quad, Core i7 and XEON 64 bit or AMD Athlon 64, Athlon X2, Athlon FX, Phenom, and Opteron. Please note that most Intel CoreDuo (not Core2Duo), Atom and Pentium 4 are NOT 64 bit compatible! Please check your hardware compatibilty first!! Using a 64 bit OS is necessary to use more than 2Gb RAM per application and thus allows for large "industrial scale" simulation capabilities. If your CPU is not 64 bit, you can still use our previous release CAELinux 2008 which is available in both LiveDVD and VMWare virtual machine version: see this page for more information on CAELinux 2008.

This LiveDVD distribution is highly compressed on the DVD and requires that the system decompresses all the necessary softwares into RAM in order to run. In LiveDVD mode, a minimum of 1024Mb is recommended to use this distribution for simple FE analysis. But you can create a Linux swap partition on one hard disk to help or choose the option to install the distribution to hard disk for optimal performance. However, 2Gb of RAM (or more) is highly recommended for every day work. An hard-disk installation of CAELinux 2010 requires at least a 20Gb ext3/4 partition for "/" and a 4Gb swap partition. At the moment most of the classical chipsets for Intel and AMD platforms are supported with some exceptions especially concerning external USB modems, specific laptop devices (some wireless network cards) and very specific hardware like Raid controllers. For more help on hardware support / detection / troubleshooting, you should refer to the great Ubuntu documentation, wikis and  forums : http://www.ubuntu.com

Procedure

  1. First, download the ISO image from the link below. Then you should check the md5sum of your downloaded file to check if it is not corrupt: in Linux, use the "md5sum" command in a console, in Windows, you should download the "md5sum.exe" command line utility from here.
  2. Burn the ISO image on a DVD+/-R/RW with your favorite DVD burner software. Be sure to select the "Burn Image" option in your DVD burning software. If unsure, read the help of your DVD burning software. Alternativelly, you can install the LiveDVD on a USB key with the simple and efficient tool UNetBootin available here:  http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/
  3. Read the "Ubuntu Installation Manual " and associated documentation at Ubuntu.com
  4. Restart your PC, insert the LiveDVD (or USB key) and verify that your BIOS is configured to boot from CD/DVD drive (resp. USB external drive).
  5. Boot from the LiveDVD: you will see a prompt, Press ENTER and then a boot menu will appear with several options. Usually you don't need to select any special option here but if you have some problems during the boot process, some alternative options can be selected. For the moment, just press "Enter" to accept the default mode.
  6. When the GNOME desktop is finally loaded, you can start your work as if you were running from an hard disk. Note that all the readable partitions of your HDD will be allready accessible and your USB key or external HDD will be recognized when you plugin it in (read-write access).
  7. Now you can start your first tutorial on FE modelling with Salome_Meca: just click the "GettingStared" link on the desktop and follow the first tutorial on the FE analysis of a 2-stroke engine piston (from a STEP CAD geometry).
  8. If you are happy with the distribution, you can then install it to hard disk. The installer can even resize Windows or Linux partitions to free up some space and install CAELinux in parallel to your existing OS.

Documentation

For the moment, a first documentation is available in the GettingStart.html  & "Ubuntu Installation Manual " file included in the distribution. Several tutorials, videos and examples are included on the distribution and also downloadable on the wiki

Files

LiveDVD (ISO image):

Size: 3.7 GB (3989866496 bytes)

MD5Sum: 24097b59a810d407ab09ab0a01b5aa9a

Download links

Direct FTP / HTTP download Please fill in the download form HERE

 

Order CAELinux 2010 on DVD

If you prefer to directly receive a DVD of CAELinux 2010, you can order a copy of CAELinux 2010 LiveDVD here. The CAELinux DVD is the exact same copy as the ISO image that you can download here and it is offered at a unique price of 20 euros including world-wide delivery. Placing an order and processing payment is simple & secure (provided by Paypal) and most credit cards / countries are supported.

Order a copy of CAELinux LiveDVD 2010

After nearly one year of development, we are proud to release our new stable version of CAELinux, called CAELinux 2009. This release is a complete rebuild of CAELinux for X86 64 bit architecture of the latest Intel / AMD cpus. CAELinux 2009 is now based on one of the most popular linux distribution: Ubuntu and thus contains many enhancements, new softwares and should give you in the end a much better user experience.

CAELinux 2009 is built on the basis of Ubuntu 8.04 LTS 64bit distribution with the latest updates and should support the most recent hardwares / chipset for one of the best compatibility and ease of use in the Linux world. It comes with a  kernel in version 2.6.24-24 with support  for 64 bit memory addressing  and  multiple CPUs.

Additionnally, CAELinux 2009 contains the new release of the GPL Salome_Meca 2009 package developed by EDF (32bit) integrated with an optimized 64bit installation of Code-Aster STA 9.4 with OpenMP support. This updated package represents the fusion of a powerfull Code-Aster STA9.4 finite element solver and the Salome  v4.1.4 CAD/Pre/Post GUI and allows to run a complete FEA study directly from the SALOME graphical user interface.

CAELinux 2009 also continues to integrate great open source CFD software like Code-Saturne 1.4 and OpenFOAM 1.5 that can be both interfaced with numerous pre processing tools like Salome, GMSH, Netgen, and the brand new CFD oriented mesher enGrid 1.0. With these software, Open-Source FEA & CFD is continuing its progression towards ease of use and parallel computing power to get closer to commercial FEA & CFD codes!

Features

  • CAELinux is an installable LiveDVD Linux distribution based on Ubuntu 8.04 LTS 64 bit: a very user-friendly live Linux distribution, with excellent hardware detection and a very simple hard disk installer.
  • Contains the following CAE softwares:
    • Pre-post processors & CAD: Salome_Meca 2009, Salome 4.1.4, GMSH 2.3, Netgen, Tetgen, enGrid, Paraview, OpenDX, CGX, QCad, ElmerGUI
    • Finite Element solvers: Salome_Meca 2009, Code_Aster v9.4, Elmer v5.5 , Calculix 1.8, Impact 0.75, Dynela,
    • Computationnal Fluid Dynamics: OpenFOAM v1.5, the latest release of Gerris flow solver and GFSView, Code-Saturne 1.4 with CFD analysis wizard and tutorial , air foil and airplane analysis tools (Xfoil, Javafoil, AVL, Datcom+)
    • Multibody dynamics : MBDyn, EasyAnim
    • 3D bio-medical image processing:  ITK-Snap, Image J, Voxel_Mesher
    • Mathematics: GNU Octave (+QtOctave), Scilab, wxMaxima, R & Rkward, Gnuplot, Latex.
  • Is provided with interactive flash tutorials, videos as well as examples to start learning how to use the included open-source softwares for realistic simulation
  • Ubuntu can automatically install packages for 3D accelerated video drivers (ATI & NVidia cards) once installed on hard disk.
  • This new release is only available as a LiveDVD ISO image to use directly or to install the CAELinux OS on your computer for optimum performance.

CAELinux 2009 LiveDVD

Requirements

CAELinux 2009 is only available in 64bit version, this means that you will absolutelly need an X86_64 compatible CPU to run this version. Most recent Intel and AMD CPUS are 64 bit : for example Intel Core2Duo or Core2Quad, Core i7 and XEON 64 bit or AMD Athlon 64, Athlon X2, Athlon FX, Phenom, and Opteron. Please note that most Intel CoreDuo (not Core2Duo) and Pentium 4 are NOT 64 bit compatible! Please check your hardware compatibilty first!! Using a 64 bit OS is necessary to use more than 2Gb RAM per application and thus allows for large "industrial scale" simulation capabilities. If your CPU is not 64 bit, you can still use our previous release CAELinux 2008 which is available in both LiveDVD and VMWare virtual machine version: see this page for more information on CAELinux 2008.

This LiveDVD distribution is highly compressed on the DVD and requires that the system decompresses all the necessary softwares into RAM in order to run. In LiveDVD mode, a strict minimum of 512Mb is required to use this distribution for simple FE analysis. But you can create a Linux swap partition on one hard disk to help or choose the option to install the distribution to hard disk for optimal performance. However, 2Gb of RAM (or more) is highly recommended for every day work. An hard-disk installation of CAELinux 2009 requires at least a 20Gb ext3 partition for "/" and a 4Gb swap partition. At the moment most of the classical chipsets for Intel and AMD platforms are supported with some exceptions especially concerning external USB modems, specific laptop devices (some wireless network cards) and very specific hardware like Raid controllers. For more help on hardware support / detection / troubleshooting, you should refer to the great Ubuntu documentation, wikis and  forums : http://www.ubuntu.com

Procedure

  1. First, download the ISO image from the link below. Then you should check the md5sum of your downloaded file to check if it is not corrupt: in Linux, use the "md5sum" command in a console, in Windows, you should download the "md5sum.exe" command line utility from here.
  2. Burn the ISO image on a DVD+/-R/RW with your favorite DVD burner software. Be sure to select the "Burn Image" option in your DVD burning software. If unsure, read the help of your DVD burning software. Alternativelly, you can install the LiveDVD on a USB key with the simple and efficient tool UNetBootin available here:  http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/
  3. Read the "Ubuntu Installation Manual " and associated documentation at Ubuntu.com
  4. Restart your PC, insert the LiveDVD (or USB key) and verify that your BIOS is configured to boot from CD/DVD drive (resp. USB external drive).
  5. Boot from the LiveDVD: you will see a boot menu with several options. Usually you don't need to select any special option here but if you have some problems during the boot process, some alternative options can be selected. For the moment, just press "Enter" to accept the default mode.
  6. When the boot process is finished, you will need to login with the following account:
    login = caelinux , password = caelinux    
  7. When the GNOME desktop is finally loaded, you can start your work as if you were running from an hard disk. Note that all the readable partitions of your HDD will be allready accessible and your USB key or external HDD will be recognized when you plugin it in (read-write access).
  8. Now you can start your first tutorial on FE modelling with Salome_Meca: just click the "GettingStared" link on the desktop and follow the first tutorial on the FE analysis of a 2-stroke engine piston (from a STEP CAD geometry).

Documentation

For the moment, a first documentation is available in the GettingStart.html  & "Ubuntu Installation Manual "  file included in the distribution. Several tutorials, videos and examples are included on the distribution and also downloadable on the wiki

Files

LiveDVD (ISO image):

Size: ~3.1 Gb ( 3114477568 bytes)

MD5Sum: 49c9d58331001eded6a930db23c44797

Download links

Direct FTP / HTTP download Please fill in the download form HERE

 

Order CAELinux 2009 on DVD

If you prefer to directly receive a DVD of CAELinux 2009, you can order a copy of CAELinux 2009 LiveDVD here. The CAELinux DVD is the exact same copy as the ISO image that you can download here and it is offered at a unique price of 20 euros including world-wide delivery. Placing an order and processing payment is simple & secure (provided by Paypal) and most credit cards / countries are supported.  

 

Order a copy of CAELinux LiveDVD 2009