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INTEGRATED Engineering Software launches LORENTZ v9.0
Monday, June 20, 2011

Changes in user interface brings increased accuracy and easy analysis

INTEGRATED Engineering Software, a leading developer of hybrid simulation tools for design analysis, has released LORENTZ version 9.0. This release offers significant upgrades to the user interface, brings new features to the program and allows for substantial future developments. LORENTZ is one of INTEGRATED’s most popular simulation tools, already recognised for providing fast and accurate results, modeling of boundaries and easy analysis of open region problems.

Available in 2D/RS (rotationally symmetric) and 3D packages, LORENTZ uses proven field solver technology to achieve effective simulation for applications requiring charged particle and beam analysis.

“INTEGRATED prides itself on listening to just what our customers’ need,” comments Bruce Klimpke, Technical Director, “and from discussion we identified the areas where changes could bring the most benefits. With our trademark approach of offering the customer complete usability we have designed version 9.0 to be both practical and have a more logical flow pattern than the last version. This is the biggest overhaul of the program since version 6.0.”

Enhanced workflow

One of the major new features of version 9.0 is the improved workflow. This is more intuitive and the trajectory menu is now arranged in the same manner as the rest of the program.

Faster beam analysis

Due to improvement of the ray tracing code, the beam analysis is clearly faster, often by a factor of two. INTEGRATED recommends running 64 bit versions of the software which automatically approximately halves the solution time. It also enables the system to make more effective use of available RAM.

Significant set up changes

A notable change to the program is the single ODE setup rather than the previous per emission set up. To eliminate the need for individual settings for each emission:

  • The adaptive time step solvers have been enhanced to include RK853.
  • More advanced ODE settings are available to the user.
  • The charge and current iterations have additional settings for controlling convergence.

More analysis and display options

Previous versions of LORENTZ enabled the user to hide all rays except the currently selected one, making the examination of a ray more convenient by removing visual clutter. In LORENTZ v9.0 there is also a similar function for emissions.

The setup of emitters has been simplified with a single dialogue box to enable group definition of emitters. Currently each emitter can emit only one particle type from each point but the new structure of this section will allow for multiple particle species to be associated with a single emission in the future.

Highlights of version 9.0

  • Faster solving
  • Includes RK853
  • More intuitive workflow
  • Grouping of surfaces to make an emitter
  • More custom settings
  • Improved statistical features

“This simplification and practicality of LORENTZ 9.0 provides an increased user-friendly experience with logical steps taken to deliver faster and more accurate results,” concludes Klimpke.