The FEKO EM Solver and WinProp are part of the HyperWorks Student Edition


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Altair’s electromagnetics solver suite in HyperWorks, FEKO, is a global leading comprehensive electromagnetic software widely used mainly in the aerospace, defense, automotive, communications, consumer electronics, energy and healthcare industries. The suite includes a set of accurate, powerful and reliable solvers with true hybridization, i.e. solvers can be combined in the same problem to more easily and efficiently solve it.

FEKO is easy to use and it has an integrated GUI from geometry modelling to results visualization, post-processing and report generation. Meshes created with HyperMesh can be easily imported into FEKO as well. It includes a set of specialized features and a built-in scripting tool for advanced data manipulation and tasks’ automation. Besides FEKO’s built-in optimization techniques, it is integrated into HyperStudy to perform multi-disciplinary design exploration, optimization and stochastic analysis.

The WinProp software suite:

  • ProMan: Wave propagation and radio network planning
  • CoMan: Connectivity simulator for sensor and MESH networks
  • WallMan: Graphical editor for vector building databases
  • TuMan: Graphical editor for tunnels and stadiums
  • AMan: Graphical editor for antenna patterns
  • CompoMan: Editor for components used in wireless indoor network installations

FEKO Student Edition Limitations

Supported Platform: Windows 7 and 10

Model Elements

Number of wires in CADFEKO: 100

Number of faces in CADFEKO: 200

Number of mesh wire segments: 2 500

Number of mesh triangles: 25 000

Number of tetrahedral volume elements: 250 000

Number of voxel elements (FDTD): 500 000

Solution Specification

Near-field observation points per request: 10 000

Far-field observation directions per request: 20 000

Number of frequency values: 20

Solution Metrics

Main memory that can be allocated by FEKO kernel: 1 GByte

Number of processes for parallel FEKO version: 4

Total run-time (wall-clock time) of FEKO kernel: 20 min

Number of adaptive frequency sampling points: 101

Number of simultaneously active excitations: 20

Number of optimisation variables (degrees of freedom): 3

Number of optimisation steps (iterations): 50

Note: The FEKO Student Edition does not support geometry import and export filters. It will however allow the export of Parasolid geometry.

WinProp Student Edition Limitations


Number of objects in database smaller than 501.

Number of transmitting antennas <=4


Number of objects in database smaller than 2001

Number of transmitting antennas <= 12

Combined Indoor / Urban

Number of objects in database smaller than 2001 (same as urban limit).

Number of transmitting antennas <= 4

Rural / Suburban

Area smaller than 200 km2

Number of buildings smaller than 501.

Number of transmitting antennas <=12


Number of objects in database smaller than 501

Number of sensors/antennas <= 20

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