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. Version 6.1 made possible creation of the 3D models in CAD programs and then importing them in STEP format, versions 6.2 and 6.3 upgraded more types of QuickField analysis to 3D.
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. We ask you - our customers - to help us in choosing right priorities. But our main principles will stay the same - QuickField will be simple, user friendly and fast.