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)

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

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’.

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.

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.

MDL Torque Issue 37: May 2018

Our newsletter gives you all the latest news and updates from MDL.

MDL Torque Issue 36: April 2018

Our newsletter gives you all the latest news and updates from MDL – you can access the latest issue here.

Watch our Motor-CAD video tutorial on ‘Multi-physics electric motor design & simulation with Motor-CAD’

Interested in learning more about Motor-CAD? We have produced a video tutorial to guide you through some of the main features of the software.

Read our white paper on ‘Accounting for AC Winding Losses in the Electric Machine Design Process’

In this white paper, we compare the advantages and disadvantages of different approaches to modelling AC losses during the design process—including analytical calculations and finite element analysis (FEA)—and discuss a ‘hybrid’ approach to calculating frequency-dependent winding losses that combines the speed of analytical methods with the accuracy of FEA. Using the Motor-CAD EMag module, we analyse the AC losses of three electric machine types using the Full FEA and Hybrid FEA methods and compare the speed and accuracy of both approaches.

Events

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.

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.

Romax American Innovation Summit & User Conference, Dearborn, Michigan, 4th-5th October, 2018

Dr James Goss (CEO of MDL) will be presenting at the Romax user conference in Michigan this October.

Romax European Innovation Summit & User Conference, Darmstadt, Germany, 27th September, 2018

Dr Rene Nukki will be delivering a presentation on ‘EV traction motor design for optimal system performance’ at the Romax user conference in Darmstadt.

Coiltech 2018, Pordenone, Italy, 26th-27th September, 2018

Dr David Staton (President of MDL), Werner Miebach, Nicolas Riviere and Sarah Jowett will be attending this event and MDL will be exhibiting.

IEEE Energy Conversion Congress & Expo (ECCE), Portland, Oregon, USA, 23rd-27th September, 2018

Dr Mircea Popescu (Chief Technology Officer) and Giuseppe Volpe (Research Engineer) will be participating in this event and MDL will be exhibiting.

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

Low Carbon Vehicle Event (LCV), Millbrook, UK, 12th-13th September, 2018

Dr James Goss (Chief Executive Officer of MDL) will be attending this event, where MDL will have a booth.

Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo, Novi, Michigan (USA), 11th-13th September, 2018

MDL’s Dr David Staton, Werner Miebach and Heide Lewis will be attending this event.

International Conference on Electrical Machines (ICEM), Alexandroupoli, Greece, 3rd-6th September, 2018

MDL’s Dr Eddie Chong, Dr Sara Roggia and Giuseppe Volpe will be participating in this event.

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.