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Magsoft Announces Release of Flux 10.3

September 15, 2009

The finite element method-based software will enable makers of sensors and actuators to move from physical prototyping to virtual prototyping to validate designs. The capabilities will shorten time to market and reduce development costs.

BALLSTON SPA, NY /PRNewswire/ -- Magsoft Corp. announces the release of Flux 10.3. Flux tools are finite element method (FEM)—based software developed by Cedrat of Grenoble, France. Flux computes physical data for electromagnetic and electromechanical phenomena.

Flux allows you to validate designs by switching from a reliance on physical prototyping to a new reliance on virtual prototyping. Users can set up the same experiments and collect the same data for a given design idea. Additional viewing ports into unseen device response can also be used to more thoroughly review behavior.

The core technology of Flux incorporates both Java and Python programming languages, and this allows versatile command-line control of the software process. With Flux 10.3, this command-line control is now available from start to finish throughout the simulation for all 2D and 3D applications.

Clever use of this capability allows you to perform experiments automatically. Users can also create macros for individual tasks used regularly in the simulation process to create or modify constructs.

Users can construct their devices with Flux's foundational parameter control and then initiate experiments with one-time value modifications, or they can take advantage of the new solution scenario capability, generating a range of values for a given parameter or set of parameters. Furthermore, the scenarios can be created, saved, and re-used to ensure that desired experiments in the future are reliably carried out for each and every design.

Great strides have been made also regarding the interoperability of Flux.

  • CAD imports and exports are more robust than ever
    • Native CAD files
    • Neutral file formats
  • Flux can be driven by system-level co-simulation
    • MATLAB/ Simulink
    • Portunus
  • Electric machines imports/exports and overlays
    • SPEED
    • Motor-CAD
  • Solution data export
    • MATLAB
    • Excel
  • Multi-physics co-simulation

According to Tan Pham, Technical Director at Magsoft, "Flux allows a user to dream and explore design ideas with less constraints and more creativity. They can perform pertinent experiments on their ideas and then thoroughly assess the outcome. The new capabilities of Flux allow each user to innovate and to do so in a minimum of time and with a minimum of expense."

Java is a registered trademark of Sun Microsystems Inc. Python is a registered trademark of Python Software Foundation. MATLAB and Simulink are registered trademarks of the Mathworks Inc. Excel is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corp. Portunus is manufactured by Adapted Solutions GmbH. SPEED is manufactured by the SPEED Laboratory. And Motor-CAD is manufactured by Motor Design Ltd.

About Magsoft
Magsoft Corp. markets leading computer-aided-engineering (CAE) simulation tools. These tools are used by manufacturers to accelerate and manage precise design solutions for devices such as motors, transformers, actuators, and sensors. Magsoft offers a range of products and services and has comprehensive facilities throughout North America and Asia.

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