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These short videos will help you get a quick start using our software. They are arranged from simple introductions to detailed tutorials. Use the navigation bar below to jump to a topic. The following video provides an overview of our website to help you pick a software package for your application. (Windows XP users: download the MP4 file if the video will not play in your browser. Right-click on the video and choose Save as.)
Choosing software
for your application

2D mesh
2D solution
and analysis
3D mesh
3D solution
and analysis

Getting started
Installation: How to download, install and activate software for trials and purchases.

Quick introduction: 2D calculations with TriComp: Step-by-step example to test the software activation and to illustrate the basic steps in a 2D field solution.

Quick introduction: 3D calculations with AMaze: Step-by-step example to test the software activation and to illustrate the basic steps in a 3D field solution.

Software package components, file organization and the program launcher: Where to find programs, manuals and examples. How to set up directories for simulations. Background runs from the program launchers.

Finite-element solution procedure:The logical steps of a finite-element solution and how they relate to the programs and files of the solution package.

Installing a text editor: Integrating the ConText editor with Field Precision software.

Help resources: Calling the instruction manual, example library, software tips blog, listing files, help via E mail.

2D mesh generation
2D mesh concepts Part A: Basic concepts for 2D mesh generation: regions, elements, facets and nodes. Filled and open regions.

2D mesh concepts Part B How Mesh works. Foundation mesh. Rules for order of mesh regions.

Mesh drawing editor Part A Starting a mesh in the graphics mode. Outlining the solution volume. Starting new regions. Inserting and editing vectors. Saving a DXF file.

Mesh drawing editor B Starting a drawing from a DXF file. Setting region properties. Filled and open regions. Saving the MIN file. Creating the mesh.

Mesh drawing editor Part C: Loading an MIN file. Setting the foundation mesh. DXF import from CAD programs.

Mesh input file: the power of scripts: Relationship of the drawing editor, MIN file and Mesh program. Advantages of scripts in technical work. Modifying meshes with a text editor.

Running Mesh: Script structure, advanced capabilities, viewing meshes, saving meshes, MOU and MLS files.

2D field solution and analysis
EStat – setting up and running a field solution: Creating an EStat input file. Running the solution. Structures of the input and output files.

3D mesh generation
3D mesh concepts: Basic concepts for 3D mesh generation: solution volume, foundation mesh, parts and regions, order of parts, surface fitting.

Building a simple assembly with Geometer: Create a MetaMesh script by interactively assembling parts in Geometer.

Tuning the MetaMesh script and making a mesh: Working with the script in a text editor, specifying surface fitting, generating the mesh.

3D field solution and analysis
Magnum – solving magnetic fields in three dimensions: Biot-Savart integral. Division of current into applied (coils), material (iron) and surface currents of permanent magnets.

Magnum – field solutions with iron. Magnetic flux density, magnetic field and magnetic permeability. Differential equations to find fields with iron currents. Steps in the Magnum calculation.

Magnum – free-space magnetic field calculation: using MagWinder to create large current element sets. Dividing assemblies into coils and parts. Information in the CDF and WND files.