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I’ve started a series about the stunning CalculiX FEA software in Russian:

When it will be over, I think I’ll compile a kind of lecture notes about how to use CalculiX efficiently. There is a heck to be done there; for example, I’m already dreaming of an AutoCAD – based preprocessor to make large models and a postprocessor to manipulate results.

One thing that CalculiX lacks to become a killer tool for structural engineering is a complete absence of any design modules. As you get the “raw” FE solution, you’re on your own to the most work-consuming part – actual design.
If we take any AutoCAD clone for say US$600 and make it work as pre/post for CalculiX, we practically get an ANSYS – level structural FE solution for less than thousand bucks. Lot to think about.


Written by Alexander Bausk

June 18, 2009 at 3:40 pm

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  1. Hello Alex,

    I found this blog from your link on your reply to Greg in eng-tips. I hope you don’t mind what amounts to self promotion. But please look at my pre and post processor which works like a charm with CalculiX. The demo mode is fully functional and has a node limit of 5000, which is enough for some useful models. For unlimited mesh size the full version costs a mere $595.

    best regards,


    October 2, 2009 at 5:56 pm

    • Hello John,
      I’m actually aware of Roshaz and find it a real buy. We will be rethinking our FEA soon and I’ll look into the option of buying Roshaz.


      October 2, 2009 at 7:03 pm

  2. Great !!! Great but try to do this in English, not many people know Russian 🙂


    December 17, 2012 at 8:39 pm

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