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Old   January 8, 2014, 08:31
Default Should there be a forum dedicated o Elmer?
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It seems to me Elmer is the easiest to use freeware Finite Element Analysis package out there. I would think it would have a decent user base.
For example, it's relatively straightforward to go from CAD to Results with only free, GUI driven tools,in Windows, including Elmer. Below see the article I wrote about it:
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Old   January 10, 2014, 17:01
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Greetings Mihai,

On the topic of creating a new forum, here's a list of quotes and links to threads on this particular topic

A long time ago Peter wrote this:
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We only open dedicated code forums for codes that have enough users to support a dedicated forum. Discussions about codes that lack dedicated forums are welcome on the main forum.
Not so long about, a few new forums were indeed created and a thread dedicated to the discussion of their creation is this one: New Dedicated Post-Processing Forums

And from yet another more recent thread:
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I'm a bit hesitant to open forums for codes that already have an active forum or mailing-list elsewhere. We are here to serve the CFD community, not to compete with developers who prefer to run their own forums.
Therefore, I guess that the big question is: does Elmer already have it's own forum/mailing list? And if it does, would it still make sense to create another one here at CFD-Online?


Personally, I find it more convenient to use the CFD-Online forums, because I still haven't mastered the nuances of using mailing lists (very annoying to accidentally answer with the subject of a "Digest" of the mailing list, instead of the correct email subject been there, done that).
Then there is the occasional fact that application's own forum might not be very oriented towards CFD, which leaves a person feeling a bit like an ocean fish in a river... doomed without the salt


On the other hand, there is the Exa forum: http://www.cfd-online.com/Forums/exa/ - which is... uhm... completely empty at this point in time

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yes, i agree that a forum is much easier to use than a mailing list and would gain more traction.
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