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SOFTWARE & DESIGN Infolytica Releases Update for SOLIDWORKS Infolytica Corp. has announced the release of their latest MagNet for SOLIDWORKS update, the company's electromagnetic field simulation add-in to the 3D CAD package. This update includes improvements made to the interface, post-processing and speed of the software. MagNet for SOLIDWORKS is an embedded 3D electromagnetic field solver developed by Infolytica Corp., which is based on their standalone MagNet 2D/3D software. The simulation and analysis of any electromagnetic device can be performed completely within the SOLIDWORKS environment using this embedded version, making it simpler than ever to setup such complex design problems. This includes a wide range of applications such as transformers, sensors, MRI, actuators, solenoids and more. Assigning a uniformly magnetized Samarium Cobalt magnet material [24 MGOe SmCo] to a selected volume in a Voice Coil actuator. The magnetized direction is shown pointing upwards. Assigning a uniformly magnetized Samarium Cobalt magnet material [24 MGOe SmCo] to a selected volume in a Voice Coil actuator. The magnetized direction is shown pointing upwards. In this new release, changes have been made to the user interface for both material modeling and post-processing. It is easier to set the direction of magnetization and material type for the electromagnetic analysis. In addition, users can set their desired point of origin in the model for reference when viewing charts and quantities available after a simulation is complete in order to view results in a relatable manner for their application. A new level of efficiency: speed ups have been made to the model setup, visualizations, transparency modeling and loading of large results data. This update also includes the continuous work with each release to make the accurate static, AC and transient 3D electromagnetic field simulations within SOLIDWORKS more efficient. All of these changes result in an even faster and reliable add-in. "We are committed to our clients and delivering the design and analysis solutions they need" said Chad Ghalamzan, marketing manager for Infolytica Corp. "That's why we offer free trial evaluations of our software to anyone interested in seeing the full set of features and results that MagNet for SOLIDWORKS has to offer them." New Software Simplifies Material Measurements For Magnetocaloric Effect Lake Shore Cryotronics has released a software analysis program that enables researchers to quickly calculate the magnetic entropy change and refrigerant capacity of magnetocaloric effect (MCE) candidate materials from the measured isothermal M(H) and isofield M(T) magnetization curves that are recorded using Lake Shore VSMs. Offered in a free beta trial version for new and existing Lake Shore 7400 or 7300 series VSM users, the software simplifies the process of making MCE calculations while making it much easier to prepare the measuring protocol. 20 Magnetics Business & Technology * Summer 2015 The program seamlessly imports isothermal and isofield magnetization curve data from the VSM system's data acquisition software and then, using that data, calculates relevant magnetocaloric parameters. As a result of these automated calculations, researchers can then quickly assess a candidate material for magnetic entropy change (peak values, full width at half maximum) as well as refrigerant capacity, choosing from three widely accepted definitions. The software's introduction is part of Lake Shore's ongoing efforts to provide measurement tools aligned with the developing needs of the magnetic materials research community. It is a direct result of a collaboration with a leading academic focused on the development of magnetocaloric materials, Dr. Victorino Franco of the Condensed Matter Physics Department of Seville University (Spain). "We're seeing a growing amount of interest in MCE related research," said Brad Dodrill, Lake Shore Senior Scientist. "Much of this is directed toward developing magnetic refrigerant technologies because, when compared with conventional chemical refrigerant/heat-transfer compressor refrigerators, MCE refrigerators are expected to use considerably less energy and reduce environmental emissions. Further, we also see a need among researchers to characterize and determine the nature of magnetic phase transitions in these emergent materials. We believe this software will be helpful to these researchers, particularly because the program is able to quickly process the data needed for a complete characterization of MCE candidate materials." CST Announces CST EMC STUDIO Computer Simulation Technology (CST) has announced CST EMC STUDIO, a product for electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) and electromagnetic interference (EMI) analysis. EMC is an important consideration in product design across a wide range of industries. CST develops electromagnetic simulation solutions that help identify potential compliance issues before the actual prototype is built, and to analyze products that fail compliance testing. Engineers can study effects such as radiated or conducted emissions in consumer electronics devices, or susceptibility to electrostatic discharge, lightning strike and high-intensity radiated fields (HIRF). With CST EMC STUDIO, CST directly addresses the unique requirements of this market. CST EMC STUDIO contains a toolkit of proven solver technology for the study of EMC effects, with general purpose 3D modules for time and frequency domain simulation alongside more specialized solvers. In particular, it includes the 3D transmission line matrix (TLM) method solver, which implements technology that simplifies

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