QuickField

A new approach to field modelling

Main >> Support >> Glossary

CAD programs*

computer aided design software

The abbreviation CAD is usually expanded as a Computer Aided Design or a Computer Aided Drafting. CAD programs provide tools for drafting computer models of various objects, and often - their modification, analysis and optimization. This is a very wide area of automation tools, which help engineer and designers to develop new products or modify existent designs. CAD programs may be used for defining the geometry for further analysis with the Finite Element method (FEA). CAD drawings may be divided into 2D and 3D. 2D CAD drawings may be transferred to QuickField via DXF (see DXF drawing import), or using SolidWorks Sketch import. 3D CAD drawings may be imported by QuickField (version 6.1 or above) via STEP file.

Selection of CAD program is very large today, and contains many free (FreeCAD, OpenSCAD, Autodesk 123D) and commercial (SOLIDWORKS®, Solid Edge, Autodesk Inventor) codes.

This table includes some free and commercial CAD programs, which may generate a STEP file geometry for further QuickField Finite Element analysis, and video showcasing the QuickField model creation:

Name

License type

Video

FreeCAD

Free

Solid Edge

Commercial

SOLIDWORKS®

Commercial


Transformers simulation with QuickField. Part 2

Product
Order
Evaluation request
Editions
Version history
Packages
Components
Programming
Consulting

Applications
Industrial
Educational
Scientific
Sample problems
Success stories
Customers

Support
Webinars
Virtual Classroom
Online courses
Customer login
Glossary
QuickField help
FAQ

Downloads
QuickField Student Edition
User manual
Data Libraries
Video
Free tools

News
Product News
Events
Publications
Subscription

Contacts
Tera Analysis info
Resellers
Contact us
Online chat
About us