Motor CAD Software

Software Partners

Motor Design Ltd has strategic partnerships with leading software simulation partners worldwide, delivering collaborative tools and processes to advance electric motor design and their integration into driveline systems.


ANSYS Partnership

The software links between Motor-CAD and ANSYS®, provide a seamless approach to modelling and analysing electric motor designs from concept through to manufacturing feasibility.

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Romax Technology Partnership

The easy import from Motor-CAD to Romax tools helps engineers apply time-series radial force and torque-ripple data from motor simulations into driveline models to correctly take into account the effects of electromagnetic forces.

Find out more about how Motor-CAD interfaces with packages within the Romax Nexus platform here.



Dynardo Partnership

optiSLang is a tool from Dynardo that optimizes your product designs by combining the powerful parametric modeling capabilities of Motor-CAD with the Robust Design Optimization (RDO) methods of optiSLang. The optiSLang toolbox includes modules for sensitivity analysis, optimization and robustness evaluation. Motor-CAD simulations can be easily imported into optiSLang to form an interactive process chain; a drag-and-drop-wizard is available. This process workflow enables your engineering teams to improve product performance, identify optimization potential, quantify risks and secure resource efficiency.

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TechNet Alliance Membership

Motor Design Ltd is an active Principal Member of the TechNet Alliance: a Global Network of Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) Experts dedicated to consulting, support, training, marketing and distribution of CAE software and technology.

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Latest News

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Motor-CAD European User Conference 2020 – Save the Date

19th – 20th February 2020 I The 2020 Motor-CAD European User Conference will be held at the IET Austin Court in Birmingham, UK.

MDL signs distribution agreement with ANSYS Inc.

Motor Design Ltd are pleased to announce we have signed an agreement with ANSYS, Inc. to distribute our software, Motor-CAD.

MDL is recruiting – new career opportunities available

New career opportunity for a Senior Research Engineer to join us at our Wrexham headquarters in the UK.

MDL welcomes Dr Melanie Michon, Head of Engineering

Motor Design Ltd is delighted to welcome Dr Melanie Michon, our new Head of Engineering.

Read our latest white paper on ‘Performance Analysis of Electric Motor Technologies for an Electric Vehicle Powertrain’

In our latest white paper, we discuss how different design choices, such as motor topology, winding type and cooling system, can be compared and evaluated with the overall system impact in mind.

Celebrating 20 years of Motor Design Ltd and Motor-CAD

Motor Design Ltd is proud to celebrate 20 years of Motor-CAD software! Read our interview with MDL founder and company president, Dr David Staton.

Latest software release – Motor-CAD v12

Motor Design Ltd is delighted to announce the release of Motor-CAD v12 — the latest version of our unique software package dedicated to the electromechanical performance of motors and generators and the optimisation of their cooling.

Motor-CAD European User Conference 2019

We are delighted to announce that Motor Design Ltd’s inaugural European Motor-CAD User Conference will take place on the 20th-21st February 2019, in Birmingham, UK. The two-day event will bring together engineers and researchers working on eMachine design to learn about technological developments, share best practice and discuss their challenges and approaches.

Workshop on ‘Design Trends and Performance Analysis of BEV & HEV Electric Machines’ at Motor & Drive Systems 2019

Dr. David Staton will be running a workshop on ‘Design Trends and Performance Analysis of BEV & HEV Electric Machines’ at the 2019 Motor & Drive Systems Conference in Orlando, Florida.


Online Training Courses

Register for our free fast-track online training course and get an introduction to IM and BPM machine design using Motor-CAD.


The Motor-CAD software is distributed worldwide. Our carefully selected partners are experts in the use of the software and can provide support and training.

To find a distributor near you, click on the link below.