Frequently asked questions

Do you have a question which is not answered below? Consult Simxon's collection of articles or the newsroom. Do you still have questions? Ask me directly!

OK, lots of clever stuff on your website. What do you sell? Myself by the hour. For activities which comply with my abilities and the points of view displayed on this website.

You seem to refer to other people's products all the time. Don't you have any products of your own? Sure, SimxonCARE, a package of consultancy services for predictive maintenance and maintenance optimization primarily aimed towards the wind turbine market.

What is your hourly rate? Nominally 150 EUR excl. of VAT.

Do you charge separately for computer hours at your place? Not at the moment.

What if your hourly fee does not fit my budget? Use SimScale or midas MeshFree.

What does it take to see you in person on my site? You should buy me some lunch. See more here.

If a task requires more manpower than you can provide, what should a customer expect, then? That I partner with - for instance -

The "taxi drive pitch" ending here seems to be a kind of fast track for managers, philosophers or possibly both. Where will I find more technical information? Everywhere else on this website ;-) At the bottom of each web page, you will find a "Newsroom" and an "Articles" button. The "Other services" page contains a longlist of subjects where Simxon and/or open source software may make a positive difference. The "Solids" and "Fluids" pages document that I can do routine work, too. Don't miss the "Quality" page, either.

What is the idea behind those "pretty pictures" on many of your web pages? My attempt to make a joke. For decades, many simulation vendors have displayed colorful pictures of simulation solutions on their web pages. They must all originate from rather unexciting cases, for one must assume that the most exciting cases are protected by customer IP. I have tried to explain my attitude to fancy, uninformative simulation solution pictures here.

What is the idea behind your logo? My logo was inspired by the S-curve explained here. I attempt to position myself at the sweet spot indicated by the biggest dot, serving both entry-level and advanced customers.

Do you expect your customers to inspect their solutions using ParaView? Yes, unless otherwise agreed upon. I hope that most of my customers will find it interesting to obtain deeper knowledge about the problem they hired me to solve. If the concept of quality assurance is to be more than a blame game, you must compare the knowledge you bought with the assumptions you had beforehand. This is another aspect of customer ownership ;-)

A pretty picture. For more pretty pictures, see here.

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