Computer Simulation Technology (CST) has announced the release of the 2014 version of the electromagnetic simulation tool, CST Studio Suite. The latest edition has been developed to improve the performance of the solvers and increase the capabilities for hybrid simulation.
CST Studio Suite comprises a range of electromagnetic simulation tools for high frequency, low frequency, charged particle and multi-physics applications, which are all available within a single graphical user interface. The tool is used by engineers and researchers around the world to design simulate and optimise EM systems.
A major focus of this update was to imporve meshing functionality. Both the hexahedral and tetrahedral mesh have been improved to reduce the cell count, these changes are desinged to make complex or low-quality CAD data more discrete.
The simulation of complex systems has also been improved. Field source coupling and multi-physics simulations can be set up automatically using the new System Assembly and Modeling (SAM) wizards. SAM allows different solvers to be combined in a single simulation project and can be used to model complex systems one component at a time.
CST Studio Suite fits into a wide range of CAD and EDA workflows through its import and export tools. These have been upgraded to support more file types and offer greater control of model quality. In addition, the 2014 release introduces version control. Imported CAD files can now be monitored by the software, with changes to the external data automatically reflected in the simulation model.
Alongside these major changes, numerous smaller improvements have been made to both the front-end and back-end of the software.