CAELinux is a LiveDVD Linux distribution dedicated to computer aided engineering, scientific simulation, and finite element analysis, which is bootable directly from DVD or USB flash drive without installation.
While the latest release, CAELinux 2020 is based on the long-term Xubuntu 18.04, and comes with several new tools focusing on computer-aided design (CAD), with the updated CAELinux core packages.
CAELinux 2020 brings new update on the ISO image to resolve the issue with the installer and LiveDVD boot, now you can only run CAELinux from USB flash disk, simply by inserting the CAELinux LiveUSB into your computer. You can also turn CAELinux 2020 into a free and open engineering workstation.
What's new in CAELinux 2020 Release?
CAELinux 2020 brings tons of open source CAD/CAM/CAE applications for engineering design, mechanical processes, stress analysis, flow simulation, and 3D printing/CNC manufacturing such as OpenSCAD, Freecad, LibreCad, and Cura.
It also contains other range of electronic design tools like Flatcam, KiCad, Arduino, and dxf2gcode/cadpy for PCB isolation milling. And for scientific computing, it offers the latest version of mathematical modeling tools such as GNU Octave, R, Java, Perl, Python 3 with Spyder, and a full suite of GNU compilers.
Additionally, the issues related to CAELinux 2018 installer and LiveDVD boot, caused by the large size of the ISO image which could not be properly handled by the boot codes, have been resolved. From now, CAELinux will only be able to boot from a USB flash disk an dbooting a greater than 4GB ISO requires that you follow the instructions provided in the Getting Started guide.
How to Get Started with CAELinux 2020 Release
If you want to give CAELinux a spin right now, you can download each of the three parts of the 7z archive and uncompress the ISO Image using 7zip to create a bootable USB flash disk via a multi-iso bootloader, like Ventoy.
Then, after the successful creation of a bootable USB, you'll need to plug it in your computer and boot the new CAELinux 2020.