You would probably be thinking why I am suddenly deviating from my usual domain – music related software. It was Mayank who suggested so. And moreover, I am a mechanical engineer by education!Coming to FluidSIM, it is an industry oriented software which stands up to its name – Simulation of fluid systems. As the term fluid holds, this software is available in both hydraulic and pneumatic versions (FluidSIM – H and FluidSIM – P)
A library of the various components required for any fluid system is available on the left pane from which we can drag and drop any component. Connections between components can be made by clicking and dragging between the two required nodes.
Simulation can be done by dedicated buttons for play, stop, forward, rewind etc. And if the connection is wrong, the simulation fails to take of warning the user of the probable cause. The simulation is a smart animation of the operation in the designed circuit diagram itself. Designs ranging from a simple actuation to a complex multi level hydraulic system can be designed with much ease.
And the buzz word currently being smart mechatronics systems, provision for electrical (e.g. Relay, power supply, ladder etc.) and digital components (e.g. AND, OR, NOR etc.) is also given making this software a good bet for the mechanical engineer for both education purposes and for the industry.
Links : FluidSIM