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Ansys Maxwell Getting Started (Self-paced
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Course Overview

The Ansys Maxwell Getting Started course introduces you to the solvers available within Ansys Maxwell. As a Low Frequency tool, solvers are divided into Electric and Magnetic. Magnetic solvers include Magnetostatic, Eddy Current and Transient, while Electric solvers include Electrostatic, AC Current, DC current and Transient. Most workshops include geometry construction instructions, but the workshops also provide files for learners not interested in 2D/3D modelling practice. The training material includes several of the most recent features, like e.g. winding in Magnetostatic solver. 


  • Knowledge of static and quasistatic electromagnetics (such as eddy currents)
  • “AEDT Intro Video”, “AEDT 3D Modeler Point Dialog” and other geometry construction videos are recommended for basic familiarity with AEDT and the AEDT 3D Modeler.  

Teaching Method

Lectures and hands-on computer simulation workshop sessions

Learning Outcome

Following completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Set up 2D and 3D Maxwell simulations, including excitations, boundary conditions, parameters (e.g., force and matrices), analyses and mesh operations.
  • Understand differences between static solvers AC/DC Conduction, Eddy Current Magnetic Transient, Magnetostatic and Electrostatic analysis.
  • Understand Magnetic/Electric transient solver usage including motion, excitations, parameters, and loss models.
  • Set up parametric models for variation studies (parametric sweeps).
  • Set up simulation results reports in 2D plots and electromagnetic field plots visible on the geometry.

Available Dates

Currently, no training dates available

Learning Options

Training materials for this course are available with an Ansys Learning Hub Subscription. If there is no active public schedule available, private training can be arranged. 

Self-paced Learning 

Complete a class on your own schedule at your own pace. Scope is equivalent to Instructor led classes. Includes video lecture, workshops and input files. All our Self-Paced video courses are only available with an Ansys Learning Hub subscription.


This is a 1 day classroom course covering both workshops and lectures. For virtual training, this course is covered over 2 x 2 hour sessions, lectures only.

Virtual Classroom Session 1

Module 1 

  • Introduction to Maxwell and finite element method (FEM)
  • Maxwell Workflow
  • Workshop 1.1 2D magnetostatics 

Module 2

  • Maxwell magnetostatic solver
  • 3D Magnetostatic solver workshop

Module 3

  • Maxwell eddy current solver 
  • 3D spiral eddy current workshop
  • 2D spiral eddy current workshop

Virtual Classroom Session 2

Module 4

  • Maxwell magnetic transient solver
  • 3D Magnetic transient solver workshop - rotational

Module 5

  • Maxwell electric solvers
  • 3D electrostatic planar capacitor workshop 
  • 3D electrostatic coax workshop
  • 2D electrostatic planar capacitor workshop 
  • 2D electrostatic coax workshop 

Module 6

  • Optimetrics – parametrics and optimization
  • 3D magnetostatic 2 variable sweep workshop

Module 7

  • Maxwell Post Processing Reports and Fields
  • 2D eddy current post processing workshop