A new approach to field modelling

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Release date:
October 1999

What's new in QuickField 4.2

In this new version you will find many improvements. New ways to define a problem, new ways to present results - QuickField has became more friendly and convenient tool. Here is a short list of main changes in QuickField 4.2 comparing to the version 4.1: 

  • Total Current (DC magnetics)
    It is now possible to define the total current in the conductor as well as the current density. For plane-parallel problems uniform current density over the blocks is assumed. When total current is specified for an axisymmetric problem, you can also specify that the current density is distributed inversely to the radius. The last option is useful for modeling massive spiral coils, which inner and outer radii are significantly different.

  • Conductors Connected in Series (AC and DC magnetics)
    Now you can define several conductors connected in series by applying the same label to the whole group of blocks. In this case each block is considered as a separate conductor carrying the same current. This option is available if you have specified the total current or the applied voltage.
  • Export to DXF File (Model Editor)
    The entire model or its selected part can be saved to DXF file. QuickField as well as many CAD programs can read that file later. This feature gives you the ability to complete the life cycle of your project: from preliminary sketch through modeling and refining to the final version.

  • Creating a new problem from the existing one (New Problem wizard)
    It is possible now to create new problem from the existing one. This means that all files comprising the model will be copied, and all the options will be set to the same pattern. Then you may change necessary parameters and leave all others. This feature may be useful for the problems there the limited number of parameters has to be changed systematically (e.g. parametric design).

  • Calculator Window (Postprocessor)
    Local and integral values are shown now in a single Calculator Window that is normally docked to the left side of field view. The Calculator Window gives more consistent way to operate with various postprocessor`s data. It supports multiple selection and drag-and-drop capability with new visual feedback. Look-and-feel is also improved (lines, +signs and bold fonts)
    Some local values (vectors, complex quantities) are shown in more details. Integral values are automatically recalculated when you change contour of integration.

  • Family of wizards to automate integral calculations (Postprocessor)
    New QuickField introduces wizards for calculation inductance, capacitance and impedance of conductors. They simplify calculating of project parameters and in some cases allow avoiding  manual creation of integration contour. All the quantities calculated by wizard are stored in Calculator Window. You can restart wizard from any stage by double clicking corresponded item in values tree. If possible, wizard gives you several ways to calculate the desired parameter.

  • Splittable View (Model View and Field View)
    Each model view and field view now can be split in up to four panes. This option is especially useful while defining small geometric part, or analyzing the field picture in detail.