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

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