I have access to many of the features I need in a CFD package, all from within the browser. But SimScale isn't just a great CAE package but is a great community and education resource. SimScale regularly conducts webinars on how to use its product in many industries, and also a community forum for discussion. SimScale staff are very close to their user base and regularly comment and interact in the forum. Regardless of the topic or complexity, there will always be someone with an answer.
CAE packages are normally not very easy to navigate and are overly complex. SimScale, however, is neat and intuitive. The user is initially presented with a dashboard of all the user's projects, within these project there are three main tabs. The tabs are in a logical order from preprocessing, sim design then post-processing. within each of these tabs is a tree containing each geometry, mesh or simulation each containing branches for setup. If you have forgotten to do something within a branch (we have all been there right?!) then it sticks out like a sore thumb as a big red ring, and if all criteria are met for a branch it is a green ring. The user can then fire of a simulation run, which is a snapshot of settings and results, the user may then make modifications to the setup and fire another run off.
When the results come back the user can choose to either post-process the results from right within the browser or they can download the results and post-process in Paraview. The user can also download a CSV of results from control items (such as force coefficients).
SimScale are starting from scratch, which is, on one hand, good but it lacks a few features that some more advanced users may require. That said there is rapid growth, and staff monitor the forums for feature priority and ideas constantly.
As a student and a mac user my choice of CAE engineering software is pretty restricted and as a student my CFD knowledge was limited. SimScale solved both these problems and I feel that no other community would have given me the knowledge I have now in this amount of time. I have since used other simulation packages but none feel as intuitive in my opinion.