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Dear QuickWave Users,
QWED has continued efforts on extending availability and functionality of the QuickWave software for electromagnetic design as well as the scope of its applications.
We are proud of the upcoming newest 2017 version of QuickWave software and we will present the main new features that will be included in QuickWave 2017.
QuickWave 2017 will be released in June, 2017.
Ribbon GUI in QuickWave
The most visible change in QuickWave 2017 is the Ribbon GUI that appears in the QuickWave Editor and in QuickWave Simulator. All commands in the Ribbon are organised in a series of tabs divided in sections with grouped commands and contain various types of buttons and controls.
QuickWave Editor is equipped in the main Ribbon containing all commands needed for creating complete project for FDTD electromagnetic simulation with QuickWave Simulator.
QuickWave Simulator is equipped with the main Ribbon and window dedicated Ribbons containing all commands needed for running electromagnetic simulation, checking the FDTD mesh, observing the electromagnetic fields and components and getting the simulation results. For the convenience of the users, we kept the possibility of using the previous Toolbars style. The choice can be made during the first run of QuickWave Editor and QuickWave Simulator or later with the use of readily accessible commands from the menu.
Basic Heating Module Improvements
The Basic Heating Module is now enhanced with a wide variety of options, allowing defining complete BHM process directly from QuickWave Editor interface, which include intuitive configuration of Rotation Axes, Movement Trajectories, declaring variable heating steps etc.
Energy Stop Criterion
The effective and practically useful solution for simulation convergence monitoring has been introduced. It utilises monitoring of the electromagnetic (EM) energy in the calculation model and stopping the simulation when it decays to a certain level. This allows reducing the number of performed FDTD iterations and as a result the computing time, without reducing a computational accuracy. This solution is now available in QuickWave as Energy Stop Criterion feature.
More Convenient Dialogues in QuickWave Editor
New intuitive dialogues, for introducing and editing ports, probes, Absorbing Boundary Conditions, mesh snapping planes and field monitors, configuring postprocessings etc., have been introduced in QuickWave Editor.
FDTD Mesh Testing Tools
New set of testing tools are available for effective FDTD mesh grid. The testing tools allow checking the position and dimensions of different simulation objects like, e.g. transmission line ports, MUR wall/box, NTF box, etc.
New Menus Organisation
All main menus and windows’ menus in QuickWave Editor and in QuickWave Simulator are organised thematically, what provide easy access to options and commands.
New QuickWave Help System
The new QuickWave Help system provides easier and faster access to the specific topics. The QuickWave Help system is divided into subcategories and is available from every window and dialog of QuickWave Editor and QuickWave Simulator.
S-Parameters Correction Around 0 GHz
The differential method of S-parameters extraction used in QuickWave converges slowly close to DC. This note is important for TEM transmission lines, where we may be interested in results close to DC. In the QuickWave v2017 the algorithm for S-parameters extraction has been significantly improved to assure higher accuracy results near DC range.
Freeze with Subtasks
Simulation freeze is now available also while the certain subtasks e.g. Save_Full_Volume_Envelope are in progress. After unfreezing, the subtasks will continue.
For QW-BHM simulation, calculation of average temperature in the heated has been enabled. Two values of average temperature are available: arithmetic average temperature and volume average temperature. The average temperature is calculated separately for media marked as dense and all other lossy media.
The total energy accumulated in the circuit and its variation with the simulation time is now available for viewing at any simulation stage.
The excitation waveform of all sources included in the project is now available for viewing at any simulation stage. Next to observing the excitation waveform as it is generated and injected into the circuit, the entire excitation waveform may be also viewed at any simulation stage due to the fact that it is automatically saved to file by the software.
Cold Plasma Material
The new Cold Plasma material has been introduced. Its complex relative permittivity (including series losses) is given by single-pole Drude dispersion model with user-specified parameters.
QuickWave Editor Log
QuickWave Editor is now equipped with QW-Editor Log window, which contains information displayed during working with the project and also warning messages issued by Export procedures or by Parser - UDO scripts interpreter.