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QuickField history starts from the small program for magnetic field simulation, written by two young electrical engineers for their own use. Since that time the end user priorities - simplicity and ease of use - were always main priorities.
Growing a good product takes time. Gradually we added many types of analysis - time-harmonic, transient, coupled multiphysics. We made our solvers faster and more robust, our meshes larger and our postprocessors clearer and brighter. We added object-oriented API for easy interaction between QuickField and other applications. But all types of analysis were for 2D - plane-parallel or axisymmetrical formulations only.
Starting from version 6.0 QuickField is no longer purely 2D package. QuickField 6.0 features 3D extrusion electrostatics - our first milestone on the way to a full-featured multiphysical 3D package.
2D simulations will always be very important part of engineering analysis. They are fast, straightforward and relatively easy to perform. We will continue developing 2D project, but our main direction today is making our 3D more mature. Our nearest plan include adding import of arbitrary 3D geometry from popular CAD packages (both commercial and freeware), and then we will gradually expand all existent types of 2D analysis in QuickField to 3D. We ask you - our customers - to help us in choosing right priorities. But our main priorities will stay the same - QuickField will be simple, user friendly and fast.