Software suggestions for simple mechanical simulations? (Also: CAELinux)
I want to be able to simulate simple mechanical processes, involving cranks, cams, basic gears and that kind of thing. I'm not, for the time being, concerned with analysing stress on materials or anything of that kind. Is there software appropriate to that?
On the broader subject of CAE, has anyone tried AVLinux? Is its software professional level, student, or more amateur? And, of course, how much education is needed to use such tools?