Are you paying too much for your CFD software?

I help engineering companies build low-cost, high-performance, in-house CFD capability using primarily open-source software.

Let me guess…

If you’re paying too much for your CFD software then there’s a good chance that you’ve already spent time looking at using open‑source tools to build your very own CFD resource.

Perhaps you’re looking to replace a your current commercial code before your introductory discount runs out?

Perhaps you’re facing a steep licence hike to be able to run more cases on more machines?

Perhaps you’re paying for a code with a bunch of “bells and whistles” that you never even use?

Whatever the case, there’s also a good chance that attempting the switch to open-source CFD was harder than you’d thought.

Have you taken a couple of codes for a spin, but weren’t sure what to do next or where to look for help?

Perhaps you pushed on, bouncing between error messages, Google search & forum posts for far too long (before giving up anyway).

But, before you scrap the idea of an open-source based CFD process & just sign your renewal cheque - let’s see if we can actually make it happen together.

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You know the benefits

You already know the good stuff about using open-source tools. Chief amongst them, the lack of license costs giving you the freedom to run as many simulations, of whatever size, on whatever machines, whenever you like.

But there are the subtler benefits too. Like the insurance of knowing that, your custom CFD process is yours for as long as you need. It won’t ever need a license upgrade, paying more for something you rely on. Or worse, it won’t just disappear entirely.

But you’ve also seen the drawbacks

I’ve heard companies describe open-source CFD tools as being “free to download, but carrying massive hidden costs”. You’re absolutely free to use the tools but getting to grips with them can be a real headache.

Knowing what to do, how to do it and where to go for help are right up there as major causes of those headaches.

How can I help?

I’ve operated a solo aerodynamics consultancy for the last 6+ years and a low-cost, high-performance, in-house CFD resource has been key to making that work. In my case that’s a scalable, cloud-based system that can adapt to whatever size or number of simulations that I need to run.

But not every business is looking to outsource their CFD capability to a consultant. They (like me) put real value on being able to do it all in-house, being in-control of their own processes.

They’re looking to invest, not just in hardware and software, but also the know-how that can turn these ingredients into a valuable asset.

I used to see my process and workflow as my “secret sauce” but I now teach it to engineering businesses like yours, that value having their own in-house CFD capability.

How it works?

Step 1: We work out your CFD needs

  • What value do you squeeze from current CFD resource & is it worth it?
  • What aspects are most important for driving your wider engineering process?
  • What are you currently working with (human & compute resources)?
  • What do you wish you could do (but currently can’t) & what’s holding you back?

Step 2: We sketch out your CFD future

What would your ideal CFD future look like? And how can we get you get there? A high-level plan that highlights the points that are going to be different/difficult/better. An outline of the changes that you’ll have to make and most-importantly what your next steps look like.

Step 3: We work on it together

I help you execute the plan. But as with all good plans, they can fall apart pretty quickly once they meet reality. Things that looked easy, turn out to be tricky. Whilst some things click first time & we can move on quicker than planned.

Things need to be flexible. That’s why I coach you through the whole process.

Keeping things on track with anytime private messaging, regular conference calls, worked examples & screencasts. No more Googling error messages or trawling forum posts for you.

What to do next?

If you’re looking to invest in building your own, in-house CFD capability, then I’m pretty confident that we could build what you need.

We just need to figure out exactly what it is you need, and for that we need to talk.

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Drop me an email and we’ll start sketching out your CFD future, so that we can start building the low-cost, high-performance, in-house CFD capability to deliver real results for your engineering business 🚀