Hello, I've been attempting to learn how to use COMSOL and ANSYS to create and model a simple solenoid (iron core, 1000 turns of 26 AWG Cu wire, 1 Amp, 0 Hz etc), ever since I realized my Department always had a license to both packages :uhh:. I've done this using FEMM, and fairly well, but I'd like to get a good 3D output both for visualization and for the actual numbers. If this works, I would most likely extend the model to something a great deal more complicated. I just dont have the foothold, though. Does somebody here know how to do this? That is, is there a usable COMSOL or ANSYS model (or the like) on the web somewhere that I can play with for free? This, alongside a step-by-step tutorial, maybe from some University, would do perfectly. It seems that it should be simple to design and simulate a solenoid in one of these two packages, but search as I might, nothing substantial has turned up in either Bing or Google. Would appreciate your help and your curiosity, Cheers.