Wow, an open source full-featured LiveCD for CAD/FEA engineering!
With tutorials! All that is needed is to combine this with EMC for a complete design to fabrication solution.
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From the site:
"CAELinux is a LiveDVD Linux distribution based on PcLinuxOs .92 (linux kernel 2.6): a user-friendly live Linux distribution, with excellent hardware detection and a very simple & efficient hard disk installer.
* Contains the following CAE softwares:
o Pre-post processors, CAD: Salomé v2.2.8, GMSH, Paraview, Grace, CGX, QCad.
o FE solvers: Code_Aster v8.2, Elmer 4.0, Tochnog, Calculix, Impact
o CFD: OpenFOAM, OpenFlower
o Multibody dyn. : MBDyn, EasyAnim
o Mathematics: GNU Octave, Scilab, Maxima
* Is provided with tutorials & examples to start learning how to use the included open-source softwares for realistic FE simulation
* Available in two versions:
o a LiveDVD ISO image to boot or install the preconfigured Linux environment with optimum performance
o a VMWare virtual machine to use CAELinux environment directly from your current OS (Windows or Linux OS)"