How to Download and Use EMPro for Electromagnetic Simulation
EMPro is a software tool for electromagnetic (EM) simulation and analysis. It allows you to create 3D models of antennas, RF and microwave components, and other EM devices. You can then simulate their performance using finite element method (FEM) or finite difference time domain (FDTD) solvers. You can also import and export designs from other Keysight EDA tools, such as PathWave Advanced Design System (ADS).
In this article, we will show you how to download and use EMPro for your EM simulation needs. We will also provide some tips on how to get a free trial license and how to access the documentation and support resources.
The official download page for EMPro is here. You can choose between different versions and platforms of the software. The current version is EMPro 2022, which was released on September 23, 2021. It includes a new Sparse Direct Solver (SDS) for FEM, reducing simulation time for large designs. It also aligns the FEM engine with PathWave ADS 2022.
After you click on the download link, you will see a list of files that you need to download. The main file is empro-2022-win64.exe, which is about 3.4 GB in size. You also need to download the license manager file, lmsetup.exe, which is about 30 MB in size.
You can use a download manager to speed up the download process and resume it if it fails.
After you have downloaded the files, you need to run the empro-2022-win64.exe file to launch the EMPro installer wizard. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation.
You can choose the installation directory and the components that you want to install. Make sure you select the license manager component if you don't have it already installed on your computer.
The installation may take some time depending on your system configuration and the components that you have selected.
EMPro requires a license to operate. You can request a license from the Self Service Licensing Center. You will need to provide your product serial number and your MAC address.
After you receive your license file by email, you need to copy it to a location on your computer and point EMPro to it. You can do this by running the lmsetup.exe file that you have downloaded and following the steps to configure the license manager.
If you don't have a license file and you want to try EMPro for free, you can apply for a free 30-day trial license here. You will need to fill out a form with some basic information and then you will receive an email with instructions on how to download and activate your trial license.
Once you have installed and activated EMPro, you can start using it for your EM simulation projects. You can launch EMPro from the Start menu or from the desktop shortcut.
EMPro has a user-friendly graphical user interface (GUI) that allows you to create and edit 3D models, set up simulation parameters, run simulations, and visualize and analyze results. You can also use Python scripts to automate tasks or customize functionality.
EMPro has a comprehensive documentation that covers all aspects of the software. You can access it from the Help menu or from here. You can also find tutorials, videos, examples, FAQs, and other resources on the EMPro Support Home page.