Pneumatic/hydraulic simulation software?

  1. ranger

    ranger 1,663
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    I'm looking pneumatic/hydraulic simulation software. Anyone know any good ones? It would be nice if they had a trail version also.

    --thank you.
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  3. FredGarvin

    FredGarvin 5,084
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    Are you looking for specific applications or something to lay out a piping system?
  4. ranger

    ranger 1,663
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    Actually its not for a piping system. I want to use it to simulate the pneumatic experiments we are doing in school. Using various parts such as three way valve, four way valve, flow controls, pulse valve, etc to show the output as the movement of a piston. I just want to make sure that the results I obtain in the lab are correct.
    Last edited: Feb 21, 2006
  5. FredGarvin

    FredGarvin 5,084
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    Ahh. The only ones I know of are going to be high end, expensive stuff. I'll keep my eyes out for anything though.
  6. ranger

    ranger 1,663
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    How expensive are these? What are the programs that you have in mind?
  7. Integral

    Integral 7,288
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    Perhaps something like Keyence ladder builder will help you. You may not be able to graphically move a cylinder but you can write and verify your ladder logic to drive the cylinder.

    This is the best hydraulic/pneumatic simulation software I've come across. Check out some their demo videos. If you contacted them you may be able to talk them into temp license.
  9. I know there is hydrauliCAD. not 100% sure if it can do pneumatics but most probably it can. it might be a wee bit expensive though. I bet if you contact them, they'll answer you much better than i can.

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