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Simcenter 3D 
Electromagnetic Simulation

Simcenter™ 3D software for electromagnetism (EM) offers an integrated low frequency solver with Simcenter™ MAGNET™ software and a variety of high frequency solvers for wave propagation phenomena. Its comprehensive feature set provides insight into a variety of design challenges: electromechanical component performance and power conversion, antenna design and placement (small to large scale), electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) and electromagnetic interference (EMI).


Solution Benefits

Analyze large-scale system-level issues efficiently

Dedicated and Robust Electromagnetic Solversplate export

Further refinement with built-in thermal simulations

​Deliver high-fidelity simulations with advanced material models

Providing a platform for multidisciplinary simulation

  • Enable low and high frequency electromagnetic simulation in a multidisciplinary integrated environment

  • Manage and simulate highly complex multiscale models in a reasonable amount of time

  • Use advanced algorithms to enhance readily available material data for high-fidelity simulations

  • Use built-in EM-thermal solvers  to predict permanent magnet demagnetization and hot spots for increased robustness

  • High fidelity analysis to allow you to analyze the most complex EMC phenomena inside electrical cables

Simcenter 3D for electromagnetism integrates capabilities that can generate, manage and simulate highly complex multiscale models in a reasonable amount of time and with minimal computational resources. There are efficient and effective methods tailored to each frequency/time range, field of application and scale of the device. Simcenter is part of Xcelerator, a comprehensive and integrated portfolio of software and services from Siemens Digital Industries Software .

Simcenter 3D for electromagnetism was designed for robustness and computational efficiency. A variety of dedicated solvers (time and frequency based; linear and non-linear, finite and boundary element) with new boundary conditions and smart mesh refinements deliver a transformative computer-aided engineering (CAE) process, with simulations ranging from from a quick initial review to inherent realism for final verification.

Reliable and accurate results can only be achieved when models embody the right level of sophistication. Coupling high-fidelity electromagnetic and thermal solvers facilitates realistic predictions of temperature distribution and the corresponding effect on materials and low-frequency electromagnetic fields. This built-in thermal simulation provides more insight , resulting in reduced risk of degaussing and performance degradation.

​Simcenter's these features include modeling manufacturing processes, temperature dependencies, and magnetization prints. Smart or engineered materials, which have unusual electromagnetic properties, are modeled with high fidelity.

The Simcenter 3D EM solution is part of a larger, integrated multidisciplinary simulation environment with centralized pre- and post-processing for all Simcenter 3D solutions. This integrated environment helps you achieve faster CAE processes and streamline multidisciplinary simulations that integrate electromagnetism and other disciplines such as noise, vibration, and harshness (NVH) and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) to generate a comprehensive high-fidelity digital twin and examine the entire the core physics for product compliance, security, and performance verification.


Industry applications

Automotive and transport

Aerospace and Defense


Industrial machinery

Consumer goods

​Electromagnetic strongly affects product safety, performance and reliability, so having a comprehensive digital twin that can faithfully predict the multiple characteristics of this phenomenon is critical to project success.

Simcenter 3D for EM provides the tools to design electric motors (EVs) and hybrid electric vehicles (HEV) and electromechanical components (pumps, actuators) and verify electromagnetic emissions (radiated and conducted) to meet regulations and develop antennas and communication devices for vehicle-to-vehicle connectivity or infrastructure (V2x).

Simcenter 3D can handle complex, large-scale simulations of high-intensity radiated fields and fuselage lightning. In addition, EMC requirements for avionics can be addressed for the most complex systems. The new electric propulsion can be designed with state-of-the-art electromagnetic motion solvers .

Simcenter 3D can provide information about antenna placement and radar signature minimization. The performance of propulsion engines, energy storage systems and rails can also be predicted.

Simcenter 3D provides the capabilities needed to evaluate the performance and durability of electromechanical components used in heavy vehicles, inspection and extraction equipment.

Simcenter 3D can be used to verify EMC/EMI requirements and ensure proper functioning of electronics in all environments. Furthermore, it is used to evaluate the performance of communication systems based on antenna types and provide information on electromechanical components (motors, pumps, fans) used in home appliances, including wireless charging.




Simcenter 3D Low Frequency EM software allows you to create and edit Simcenter MAGNET models. Using Simcenter's 3D graphical interface, you can import or build 3D electromechanical models in native NX CAD software , use and define sophisticated magnetic materials, and define properties, boundary conditions and loads, including loads using an integrated 1D circuit modeling tool.

Once resolved, the product also allows sophisticated post-processing of the results.



The Simcenter MAGNET solver  is based on low-frequency electromagnetic resolution technology, which is built on several decades of experience and incorporates a wide range of features and technologies for maximum performance for every application. The solver includes static, time harmonic, and motion transient solver capabilities. It is designed for motor engineers and electromagnetic engineers who want to improve design and get maximum performance and efficiency in their electromechanical systems.




Simcenter MAGNET thermal and electromagnetic modules can be used to simulate steady state and transient temperature distribution, considering winding and core losses, including eddy current and hysteresis losses

Module benefits:

  • Associativity between electromagnetic performance and fully parameterized CAD model

  • Highly efficient way to define complex electromechanical devices

  • Built-in world-class material database

  • Supports multidisciplinary integrated environment scenarios


Main features:

  • From 2D to full 3D detailed analysis

  • Includes static, time harmonics and transient solvers , including motion for any number of components

  • Material models for low frequency electromagnetic materials (advanced models like hysteresis, demagnetization)

  • Integrated thermal analysis

Module benefits:

  • Achieve great accuracy due to excellent features

  • Fast solvers , adapted and optimized for applications

  • Benefit from an extensive library of electromagnetic materials

Main features:

  • From 2D axisymmetric and 2D translational models to full 3D models

  • From static to harmonic in time and full transient

  • From single component to any number of moving components

  • Sophisticated loss models including hysteresis

  • Circuit editor for fully coupled electromagnetic circuit simulations

Module benefits:

  • Increase the efficiency of electromechanical devices by considering thermal effects

  • Evaluate the risk of permanent magnet demagnetization and increase robustness

  • Run your models under different operating conditions and easily assess the effect of thermal behavior on device performance (torque, efficiency, demagnetization)

Main features:

  • Coupled thermo-electromagnetic co-simulation

  • Steady state

  • Transitional


Simcenter 3D Low Frequency EM


Simcenter MAGNET Electromagnetic solver


Simcenter MAGNET Thermal solver


Simcenter 3D High Frequency EM



Simcenter 3D High Frequency EM software allows you to create, edit and post-process high frequency electromagnetic analyzes from the Simcenter 3D GUI. The user can define complex materials, element properties, boundary conditions and excitations, including high-performance equivalent antenna models, while maintaining CAD binding.



Simcenter's high-frequency EM solver incorporates full-wave solvers based on integral methods (MoM and MLFMA) to solve Maxwell's electromagnetic equations. Also, asymptotic methods are available based on UTD and IPO. A variety of solvers are incorporated to efficiently solve 2.5D and full 3D field problems. Solver acceleration options (MoM-based algorithms of multi-boundary conditions, accelerated by MLFMA, DDM and other fast algorithms) are incorporated to speed up computation times for large systems.



The Simcenter™ 3D Software 's Wire Harness Electromagnetic (EMC) Capability option in Simcenter 3D High Frequency Electromagnetic (EM) allows you to analyze the EMC performances of electrical wire harnesses. These can be composed of any number of branches, with general information on the bundle cross-section: cables with any number of conductors and general cross-section geometries. Harnesses are imported directly from CAPITAL™ software , the world's leading wire harness engineering tool, into Simcenter 3D, including automatic CAPITAL 3D path generation and property assignment, making EMC analysis highly efficient.

The built-in multi-conductor transmission line network (MTLN) solver combined with the Simcenter 3D high-frequency EM solver allows you to perform any EMC-related analysis on the wire harness such as emission, susceptibility and crosstalk within the bundle and between packages.


Module benefits:

  • Enable an efficient end-to-end process using associativity between electromagnetic performance and the CAD model

  • Facilitates direct handling of large system-level models such as complete aircraft, satellites, ships and cars

  • Address a broad frequency spectrum with a variety of dedicated solvers

  • Leverage existing knowledge built on 30 years of experience in the high-frequency electromagnetic domain

Main features:

  • Simcenter 3D Environment for High Frequency EM

  • Configuration for a variety of dedicated solvers : uniform diffraction theory (UTD), 3D and 2.5D (for devices and antennas based on multilayer PCB technology), accelerated multilevel fast multipole algorithm (MLFMA, DDM...) and MoM based solvers

  • Material models for high frequency electromagnetism

  • Post-processing analysis: EM fields, SYZ parameters, coupling, far-field and near-field results, magnetic and electrical currents, antenna pattern

  • CAD-based antenna models and equivalents (antenna modeling from incomplete data)

Module benefits:

  • The availability of a wide range of solvers allows you to select the most suitable one for the job.

  • Ultra large scale (large electrical size) problems can be handled

  • Run models with different length scales (small antennas integrated into large systems can be handled efficiently)

  • Solver accelerators  provide extra speed

Main features:

  • Full wave: MoM, MLFMA and S-PEEC

  • Asymptotic: UTD and IPO

  • Variety of sources: plane wave, dipole, gate excitation, directivity pattern

  • Synthetic antenna models (equivalent)

  • multilayer substrates

Module benefits:

  • Highly efficient process with CAPITAL import with automatic generation of the electric wire model in Simcenter 3D

  • High fidelity analysis to allow you to analyze the most complex EMC phenomena inside electrical cables

  • Intuitive editor for specifying package properties

  • Wide range of post-processing features


Main features:

  • Multiconductor Transmission Line Network (MTLN).

  • Direct import of CAPITAL with automatic creation of harness model in Simcenter 3D

  • Electric cable cross section editor

  • MTLN coupling with full wave 3D EM solver (3D MoM, 2.5D MoM, S-PEEC)

  • Emission, susceptibility and crosstalk



Simcenter High Frequency EM solver


Simcenter 3D Wire harness electromagnetic capability

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