MagNet for SOLIDWORKSPerform electromagnetic field analysis in SOLIDWORKS
Now you can create and modify your device components and run our electromagnetic field analysis all inside SOLIDWORKS. This powerful add-in uses the finite element technique for an accurate and quick solution of Maxwell's equations for 3D models.
Easy to use
- Automatic airbox generation
- One design environment for model and data
- More efficient design cycles: quickly make changes to your device and examine the impact
- Use the native CAD functionality of SOLIDWORKS to build and modify your model
- Supports SOLIDWORKS' Import features
Transient (Time-varying) electromagnetic
- Non-linear analysis
- Second-order time stepping
- Core losses, proximity effects and eddy currents
AC (time harmonic) electromagnetic
- Analysis based on a single frequency in the complex domain
- Eddy currents, displacement currents, skin effects & proximity effects
- Non-linear analysis
- Specified currents may flow through any type of conducting material, including magnetic materials
- Automatically determine flow of current and setup coils very quickly
- Automatically finds connected components
- Automatically determines the coil cross section
- Specify as stranded or solid coil
Built in circuit editor to control the specific characteristics, timing and overall profile of the electromagnetic device under study.
- Voltage and Current sources can be used to provide energy to the circuit.
- Resistors, capacitors, inductors, switches and diodes can be used to control the profile and timing
- Voltage and current probes can be used to review the response of the circuit.
- Winding, eddy current and hysteresis losses
- Magnetic flux density (Β), Current density (J) & Lorentz Force Density
- Energy & Flux linkage
- Voltage & Current
- Force & Torque
- Impedance, Inductance & capacitance
- And more
Beyond the standard field, probe and chart displays common to design and analysis software, MagNet for SOLIDWORKS includes two state-of-the-art post-processing features.
The first is the actor mode feature which provides insight into simulation results by detaching and moving components (or exploding the model) when viewing a field solution for a better understanding of the performance
The second is the clip feature, which can be used to slice and peel through a field results to examine what is happening inside a section of the model.
- Setting up the mesh control parameters to create a satisfactory mesh density and distribution
- Mesh layers for skin depth analysis and highly anisotropic volume elements
- Adaptive strategy determines where refinements are needed after each step by increasing the polynomial order
- Predefined library of linear, nonlinear and anisotropic materials
- Advanced loss computation based on Steinmetz equation
- Design parameters, performance data and summary comparisons can be recorded in an lab note book within SOLIDWORKS
- Export reports to PDF
- Results are easily accessible either with the use of the clipboard or export functionality
- Export to MagNet for more extensive analysis options