Online platform SimScale seeks to remove barriers to simulation.
A new simulation offering based on cloud computing is interesting, but I think the traditional problems might plague this move. If your CAD data isn't already in the cloud, then you're going to have to get it up there yourself. Compared to combined CAD-CAE offerings in the cloud, it will take longer.
Simulation is a complex enough design process, but when you start to branch out into multi-objective optimization and then even further into multi-disciplinary
This looks to be an improvement for simulation analysts as opposed to design engineers and even engineering managers wanting to interrogate simulation results on their own. The details are still very technical.