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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

Getting
started
2D mesh
generation
2D solution
and analysis
3D mesh
generation
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.