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cb951303
July 24th, 2009, 03:39 PM
This is a list of industrial-grade (known/accepted by companies) commercial engineering applications for linux.
These are the ones that I know that they work in Linux. If I'm missing something please tell me so that I can add.

Data Acquisition / Analyse

LabVIEW (http://www.ni.com/labview/)

Numerical Analysis

Maple (http://www.maplesoft.com/products/Maple/professional/index.aspx)
Matlab (http://www.mathworks.com/products/matlab/)
Mathematica (http://www.wolfram.com/products/mathematica/index.html)


CAD

Unigraphics NX (http://www.plm.automation.siemens.com/en_us/products/nx/index.shtml)
Eagle (http://www.cadsoft.de/)
PTC Pro/Engineer (http://www.ptc.com/products/proengineer/) (Discontinued)


Simulation / Engineering Analysis

Abaqus (http://www.simulia.com/)
Star-CD (http://www.cd-adapco.com/products/STAR-CD/index.html)
Comsol Multiphysics (http://www.comsol.com/)
MSC Software
Nastran (http://www.mscsoftware.com/products/msc_nastran.cfm?Q=131&Z=396&Y=422)
Adams (http://www.mscsoftware.com/products/adams.cfm?Q=131&Z=396&Y=397)
Patran (http://www.mscsoftware.com/products/patran.cfm?Q=131&Z=396&Y=402)
Ansys Workbench
Multiphysics (http://www.ansys.com/products/multiphysics/default.asp)
Structural Mechanics (http://www.ansys.com/products/structural-mechanics/default.asp)
Fluid Dynamics (http://www.ansys.com/products/fluid-dynamics/default.asp)
Explicit Dynamics (http://www.ansys.com/products/explicit-dynamics/default.asp)
Electromagnetics (http://www.ansys.com/products/electromagnetics/default.asp)

Less Known / Good Quality Products

Varicad: (http://www.varicad.com/en/home/) This is a cheap mechanical CAD application with 2D/3D capabilities that supports STEP, STL, IGES, DWG and DXF formats. It's very stable, small in size and works really fast compared to the big brothers such as SolidWorks, UGS NX etc. Perfect for small-to-medium sized companies.

XCan
July 24th, 2009, 04:43 PM
Simulation (FEM): Comsol Multiphysics, previously known as FEMLAB as a plugin fro Matlab.

cb951303
July 24th, 2009, 04:47 PM
updated.

hambone79
July 25th, 2009, 01:14 PM
PTC Pro/Engineer Wildfire 2 and 3 are still available for Linux. I'm currently using Wildfire 2 on my Ubuntu box for contract work.

cb951303
July 25th, 2009, 02:05 PM
PTC Pro/Engineer Wildfire 2 and 3 are still available for Linux. I'm currently using Wildfire 2 on my Ubuntu box for contract work.

added. it's a shame they stopped supporting linux. I would prefer it over UGS NX.

Chronon
July 28th, 2009, 08:23 AM
LabVIEW.

cb951303
July 28th, 2009, 11:09 AM
Updated. I once used it back in school for MSA (Measurement Systems Analysis) course. It's a great product.

XCan
July 28th, 2009, 11:29 AM
Updated. I once used it back in school for MSA (Measurement Systems Analysis) course. It's a great product.

Yeah... Except the 'code' always becomes a total mess if you write a larger project. :p

in_flu_ence
July 28th, 2009, 12:04 PM
How about Star-cd?
http://www.cd-adapco.com/press_room/dynamics/23/linux.html

cb951303
July 28th, 2009, 12:16 PM
How about Star-cd?
http://www.cd-adapco.com/press_room/dynamics/23/linux.html

Added, to the "well known" list but I actually don't know this product. Do any big companies use this CFD?

thelaughingbuddha
July 28th, 2009, 12:34 PM
SCILAB is a MATLAB like program for numeric computations. It is free software and the leaflet from their site states that it has 250,000 plus installed seats worldwide. It is said to be very powerful.

http://www.scilab.org/platform/

Personally, I don't know whether it is commercially used or not since I am not into that field. :)

cb951303
July 28th, 2009, 01:44 PM
SCILAB is a MATLAB like program for numeric computations. It is free software and the leaflet from their site states that it has 250,000 plus installed seats worldwide. It is said to be very powerful.

http://www.scilab.org/platform/

Personally, I don't know whether it is commercially used or not since I am not into that field. :)

Yeah I know about open source alternatives. But this list is about mass acceptance rather than quality of the products (although most of them are really great products.) Think of it this way, this is the list of applications that would matter, if their name was written on your CV.

in_flu_ence
July 28th, 2009, 04:20 PM
Added, to the "well known" list but I actually don't know this product. Do any big companies use this CFD?

It is actually used in some big companies. Some academic insitutions use them as well.

http://www.redhat.com/videos/customers_cdadapco.html

I guess they are fairly into Linux.

Xnst
August 3rd, 2009, 11:36 AM
For FE-simulations:

ABAQUS works very well on linux. I currently use it myself.

Chronon
August 3rd, 2009, 07:33 PM
Yeah... Except the 'code' always becomes a total mess if you write a larger project. :p

I admit I have only used LabVIEW for modest sized applications (i.e. managing tabletop experiments involving communication with handfuls of instruments). I could see how streamlining communication with hundreds or thousands of devices could become troublesome (especially if this needs to be done synchronously). On the other hand, I have never found an easier method to initiate communication with instruments using so many different protocols.

cb951303
August 3rd, 2009, 08:57 PM
For FE-simulations:

ABAQUS works very well on linux. I currently use it myself.

How did I missed that :) added.

abloxom
September 4th, 2009, 04:54 AM
We run CD-Adapco's STAR-CCM+ on Scientific in my office at Virginia Tech. I just talked with one of the developers at a conference in LA this week and he's going to give me instructions for an install on Ubuntu 8.04.

mikgol
October 21st, 2010, 01:59 AM
If your after estimating software you could use web browser based software such as http://www.UltraBOQ.com.au.

Cheers,
Michael

Silentvoice
October 21st, 2010, 09:18 AM
Mathematica and maple I think should go under CAS (computer algebra system). Their focus is not numerical computations. While they can do them, it's not the goal of those products.