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Perform 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


Circuit Editor

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
  • Demagnetization
  • 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