SimScale Improves Its Online Post-Processor

The browser-based simulation platform has added the ability to animate results and more.

Screenshot of the new post-processor in SimScale. (Image courtesy of SimScale.)

Screenshot of the new post-processor in SimScale. (Image courtesy of SimScale.)

SimScale, a cloud-powered, browser-based simulation platform, has announced several updates to its online post-processor. The updates target faster speeds, more visualization options, and new tools to help engineers understand their simulation results.

First and foremost, the new SimScale post-processor advertises a big performance boost over the previous post-processor, with faster load times and quicker visualization and manipulation of data. In fact, SimScale claims the new post-processor is just as robust as a desktop post-processor with “well equipped hardware.” Whether that means a high-end NVIDIA GTX 1080-Ti GPU or a middle-of-the-road Intel UHD Graphics 620 is unclear, but users can expect an improvement nonetheless.

The post-processor has also added the ability to animate results. Users can specify a start and end time to examine a transient data set, as well as adjust the animation resolution and speed as desired. Animation is a great tool for visualizing simulation results, and it’s nice to see it added to SimScale.

Viewing an animation in SimScale. (Image courtesy of SimScale.)

Viewing an animation in SimScale. (Image courtesy of SimScale.)

Also new to the SimScale post-processor is the ability to query the value of a field at a specific location. Instead of trying to rely entirely on visualization techniques, users can now pick a specific point to determine its field scalar value. In a similar vein, users can now also create isosurfaces and isovolumes by specifying a scalar value or range of scalar values.

Finally, the post-processor adds a few improved visualization options, such as the choice of switching between color schemes and specifying color levels. Users will be able to view different color maps for different fields in the same visualization, making it easier to understand more than one set of data at a time.

To learn more about the updated SimScale post-processor, read SimScale’s blog post.

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Michael Alba

Michael is a senior editor at He covers computer hardware, design software, electronics, and more. Michael holds a degree in Engineering Physics from the University of Alberta.