Motor CAD Software

Motor-CAD EMag

Motor-CAD is the unique software package dedicated to the electromagnetic performance of motors and generators and the optimisation of their cooling.

Motor-CAD EMag modules are available for the following motor types:

  • Brushless Permanent Magnet motors (BPM)
  • Induction motors (IM)
  • Switched Reluctance motors (SRM)
  • Synchronous Reluctance motors (SYNCREL)
  • Synchronous machines (SYNC)
  • Permanent Magnet DC motors (PMDC)
  • Single Phase Induction motors (IM1PH)

Motor-CAD BPM EMag

The Motor-CAD BPM EMag module works with the existing Motor-CAD thermal design modules for brushless permanent magnet machines (BPM), with inner and outer rotor configurations, enabling motor designers to produce optimum designs for performance, energy efficiency, size and cost reduction. Motor-CAD makes the best use of the latest modelling techniques to provide the fast and accurate analysis tool for machine designers.

Motor-CAD has a user friendly interface that allows the user to enter the geometry, winding data, control strategy, materials and cooling details. The standard industrial tests for BPM machines are modelled as electromagnetic performance tests that take into account the thermal aspects of the machine.

Motor-CAD radial cross section editor

Motor-CAD supports a wide range of machine types and has a comprehensive range of cooling options available.

Motor-CAD provides the ability to quickly and easily perform electromagnetic performance tests on prototype designs. Accurate electromagnetic and thermal calculations can be done in seconds. The results are presented in an easy to understand form for analysis to allow design decisions to be taken in an efficient manner.

Flux density shading

Winding editor

Torque and Togging Torque results

Winding visualization

Motor-CAD IM EMag

The Motor-CAD IM EMag module works with the existing Motor-CAD thermal design modules for induction machines (IM), enabling motor designers to produce optimum designs for performance, energy efficiency, size and cost reduction. Motor-CAD makes the best use of the latest modelling techniques to provide the fast and accurate analysis tool for machine designers.

Motor-CAD has a user friendly interface that allows the user to enter the geometry, winding data, control strategy, materials and cooling details. The standard industrial tests for induction machines are modelled as electromagnetic performance tests that take into account the thermal aspects of the machine.

IM Radial Cross Section

Motor-CAD supports a wide range of machine types and has a comprehensive range of cooling options available.

Motor-CAD provides the ability to quickly and easily perform electromagnetic performance tests on prototype designs. Accurate electromagnetic and thermal calculations can be done in seconds. The results are presented in an easy to understand form for analysis to allow design decisions to be taken in an efficient manner.

IM Flux Density Shading

IM Winding Editor

IM Steady State Torque Results

IM TransientTorqueResults

Latest News

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.

Electric Drive Tail Rotor Team wins Team Bronze Medal at 2018 RAeS awards

We are delighted to announce that the Electric Drive Tail Rotor Team, which included representatives from MDL, was awarded a Team Bronze Medal at the 2018 Royal Aeronautical Society awards ceremony in November.

Watch our webinar on ‘Accounting for AC Winding Losses in the Electric Machine Design Process using Motor-CAD’

Watch a recording of our recent webinar on ‘Accounting for AC Winding Losses in the Electric Machine Design Process using Motor-CAD’.

UK Training Course on the Design of BPM and Induction Motors – 16th-18th October 2018

Registration open for our training course on the design of brushless permanent magnet (BPM) and induction motors using Motor-CAD.

U.S. Motor-CAD Users Meeting and Training – 17th-21st September 2018

Register now to attend our U.S. Motor-CAD users meeting and training course, taking place from 17th-21st September 2018 in Mason, Ohio

MDL welcomes Michael Rubbo – dedicated customer support for Motor-CAD users based in the U.S.

Motor Design Ltd are delighted to introduce Michael Rubbo, who will be supporting Motor-CAD users based in the U.S. as a Lead Applications Engineer.

International Women in Engineering Day 2018 – We asked our team, “Why engineering?”

To celebrate everything the INWED 2018 campaign is doing to raise the profile of women in engineering and inspire future engineers, we have been asking members of our team to talk to us about why they chose a career in engineering.

Events

IEMDC 2019 – San Diego, US, 12th – 15th May 2019

Motor Design Ltd will be participating at the 2019 International Machines & Drives Conference (IEMDC) in San Diego.

CWIEME Berlin – Berlin, Germany, 21st-23rd May 2019

Motor Design Ltd will be exhibiting in the brand new E-Mobility hall at CWIEME Berlin 2019.

DISTRIBUTORS

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.