Engineers and designers of electric machines have a revamped and more intuitive modeling environment to use when performing motor simulations and analysis with the release of MotorSolve V5. Major additions to the software enhance the charts and field data available to users. A few highlights:
MotorSolve is among the most easy to use design software of its kind, says the developer. V5 raises the bar of user friendliness by introducing a number of changes – both requested by users and created by Infolytica – to the interface and modeling engine to make it easier and faster.
The developer says using MotorSolve is simple and foolproof: after a thorough review of each motor template, design parameters have been renamed (to follow the latest standard terminology) and simplified in terms of geometrical options. The variational geometry engine, which gives MotorSolve the flexibility and power to handle almost any motor design within the templates, has been improved by being more responsive and providing more feedback to the designer with a best fit of dimensions for invalid geometries.
The user interface is more responsive: setting values for the parameters, display updates, and in general all user interface operations are much faster.
The software includes a new motor efficiency map which plots the efficiency at different operating points. It can be based on a quick linear approximation or accurate nonlinear computation. Surface force density plot has also been added to the result information available.
MotorSolve now generates linear and nonlinear efficiency maps.
Other analysis tools, such as arrow plots, show data superimposed on the motor template – such as the flow and magnitude of the current in the coils.
The same scripting capability used in MagNet software, which makes customization, batching and optimization possible, is now implemented in MotorSolve. Using scripting, all MotorSolve commands can be accessed through APIs, callable from any programming language or application, such as Visual Basic or Microsoft Excel, that is ActiveX compliant. It is possible to run MotorSolve as an engine, by invoking the module from the outside, in a script.
The software is available for Microsoft Windows 7 or 8. For information about the full list of improvements, request a demo, quote or full feature evaluation:
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