ElectroMagnetic workbench for FreeCAD
Copyright (c) 2019 Efficient Power Conversion Corporation, Inc. http://epc-co.com
Developed by FastFieldSolvers S.R.L. http://www.fastfieldsolvers.com under contract by EPC
VoxHenry, FasterCap and FastCap support
Copyright (c) 2019 FastFieldSolvers S.R.L. http://www.fastfieldsolvers.com
This project is dedicated to building an ElectroMagnetic workbench for FreeCAD. FreeCAD is a free 3D parametric CAD. FreeCAD is used as pre-processor interfacing to the open source electromagnetic field solvers FastHenry and FasterCap.
At present, the workbench supports:
- FastHenry inductance solver
- VoxHenry inductance solver: beta support
- FasterCap capacitance solver: ongoing development, today at the stage of Python macro only, for creating an input file
The current version of the ElectroMagnetic workbench can be shown, once installed, from the EM menu, selecting About.
The version number is also reported in the sources, in the global variable EM_VERSION in the file EM_Globals.py.
The ElectroMagnetic workbench is managed as a FreeCAD addon. It can be installed from within FreeCAD using the add-ons manager under the Tools menu, see the FreeCAD add-on documentation for more specific instructions
This addon can also be manually installed, but this method is not recommended, as the add-ons manager provides a more user friendly experience.
If you still wish to manually install the workbench, you can download it by clicking the Download ZIP button found on top of the page, or using Git. The addon must be un-zipped in your user's FreeCAD/Mod folder.
Note: Your user's FreeCAD folder location is obtained by typing in FreeCAD's python console:
You must then rename the new folder 'EM', i.e. the new folder structure must be /Mod/EM. Opening, or closing/reopening FreeCAD then reloads the workbenches, and the E.M. workbench will show up in the pull-down workbenches menu in FreeCAD.
See LICENCE.txt for the license conditions.
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