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Usability and performance focus of CST STUDIO SUITE 2013

October 29, 2012
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Computer Simulation Technology (CST) will be previewing CST STUDIO SUITE 2013 and its new design environment at EuMW 2012, booth #217. The increasingly complex tasks design engineers face today require a large number of sometimes specialised features. Simulation software vendors such as CST have enhanced their tools to accommodate these requirements. The continuously extended feature set in CST STUDIO SUITE® has resulted in an impressive number of settings and options for the engineer to choose from. CST STUDIO SUITE 2013 has undergone a major redesign in order to escort the engineer on his way through his simulation projects. This guidance starts directly after opening the software.  A project wizard helps set-up the software to meet a particular application type’s requirements and provide the relevant results. This configuration can be modified by the user based on the experience gathered on-site to deal with the specific application characteristics. The modified configuration can be stored and reused easily. 

A very significant and obvious change in the user interface is the introduction of the Ribbon.  The Ribbon, as implemented in CST STUDIO SUITE, not only groups features and menus, it also guides the engineer through the simulation process, only showing the currently active or relevant options. The performance improvements in CST STUDIO SUITE are manifold and stretch over the entire range of solvers. The CST MICROWAVE STUDIO® (CST MWS®) transient solver, for example, benefits from a quicker matrix set-up, the solver  runs faster employing the latest Intel® technology, and is able to deal with larger problems.

“With CST STUDIO SUITE 2013 we are responding to our customer wishes for an easier workflow without sacrificing the functionality or versatility of our software,” said Dr. Martin Timm, Marketing Director, CST. “Besides this, we have kept our focus on performance improvement.  To provide efficient and well integrated solutions is key to our company’s success.” 

Highlights of CST STUDIO SUITE 2013

  • General
    • Ribbon based user interface
    • Project wizard
    • Automatic storage of parametric results
    • Cylinder scan for farfields of all solvers
  • CST MWS transient solver
    • Faster, more memory efficient mesh generation
    • Kernel optimized for latest processor generation
    • Non-linear, frequency dependent materials, for example Kerr and Raman materials
    • More than 2 billion mesh cells
    • GPU acceleration for TLM solver
  • CST MWS frequency domain solvers
    • Curved tetrahedrons now default
    • Improved mesh set-up
    • Improved performance and memory efficiency
    • Efficient Eigenmode-solver for lossy dielectrics  
  • CST MWS asymptotic solver
    • Range profiles for RCS
  • CST DESIGN STUDIO
    • Improved automation for model set-up and result creation
  • CST PARTICLE STUDIO®
    • GPU support for particle-in-cell simulation

Availability

CST STUDIO SUITE 2013 is scheduled for release end Q. 1 2013.

 

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