ANSYS Maxwell is the industry-leading electromagnetic field simulation software for the design and analysis of electric motors, actuators, sensors, transformers and other electromagnetic and electromechanical devices. With Maxwell, you can precisely characterize the nonlinear, transient motion of electromechanical components and their effects on the drive circuit and control system design. By leveraging Maxwell’s advanced electromagnetic field solvers and seamlessly linking them to the integrated circuit and systems simulation technology, you can understand the performance of electromechanical systems long before building a prototype in hardware. This virtual electromagnetic lab gives you an important competitive advantage with faster time to market, reduced costs and improved system performance.

Maxwell includes the following solvers:

  • Magnetic transient with rigid motion
  • AC electromagnetic
  • Magnetostatic
  • Electrostatic
  • DC conduction
  • Electric transient
  • Expert design interfaces for electric machines and transformers
  • Simplorer (circuit and system simulation)


  • Low Frequency Electromagnetic Field Simulation

    You can simulate magnetic transients with motion, AC electromagnetic, magnetostatic, electrostatic, DC conduction and electric transient applications.

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  • Automatic, Adaptive Meshing

    Get answers with user-specified accuracy with minimal setup effort or manual intervention with the mesh process.

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  • High-Performance Computing

    Solve bigger, faster and higher fidelity simulations with our groundbreaking HPC methodologies, which are optimized for single multicore machines and scalable to take advantage of full cluster power.

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  • Multidomain System Modeling

    Integrated modeling capability to analyze electromagnetic components within a systems environment

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  • Multiphysics

    Simulate deformation, temperature distribution, vibration and more by leveraging Maxwell’s links to the full ANSYS engineering portfolio.

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  • Expert Design Interfaces

    You can utilize design interfaces to create models for electric machines, transformers and inductors from an easy-to-use template-based interface.

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  • Optimetrics

    Enables you to quickly identify optimal values for critical design parameters and perform detailed sensitivity and statistical analysis.

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  • Advanced Electromagnetic Material Modeling

    You can simulate core loss, hysteresis, magnetostriction and temperature-dependent permanent magnets.

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  • GRANTA Materials Data for Simulation

    Easy access to the materials including electromagnetic properties, in addition to mechanical and thermal properties from within the ANSYS Electronics Desktop.

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  • Network Data Explorer

    Network Data Explorer provides visualization, analysis and manipulation tools for network data.

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  • Electronics Desktop

    Unified platform for electromagnetic, electromechanical, circuit and system simulation. HFSS, Maxwell, Q3D Extractor, Icepak and Simplorer are built into the Electronics Desktop, which serves as a universal pre- and post- processor for these tools.

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See how our customers are using our software:

Indar Electric

Indar Electric, S.L. - More Power to You

Simulation helps Indar to design one of the world’s highest-efficiency permanent magnet wind turbine generators.

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Hyundai Heavy Industries

Hyundai Heavy Industries - Balance of Power

To balance performance and cost, Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. Bulgaria uses ANSYS multiphysics solutions to design power transformers and associated equipment.

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