Export Physical Models to Mesh Formats

The SEMulator3D Meshing package enables the export of SEMulator3D physical models to various mesh formats for interface to other modeling and analysis tools, including CoventorWare. This advanced option improves downstream analysis, such as capacitance extraction, by using SEMulator3D’s high-quality physical models in place of the idealized structures seen in typical analyses. The Meshing operation has many options, allowing users to fully customize their mesh output in terms of resolution, refinement and format.

(1)SEMulator3D Material View of 16nm FinFET SRAM Half-Cell, (2) SEMulator3D Electrical View for the same model and (3) SEMulator3D Volume Mesh output and (4) volume mesh imported into CoventorWare for FEA analysis.

(1) SEMulator3D Material View of 16nm FinFET SRAM Half-Cell, (2) SEMulator3D Electrical View for the same model and (3) SEMulator3D Volume Mesh output and (4) volume mesh imported into CoventorWare for FEA analysis.

With this capability, users can apply SEMulator3D’s high-speed predictive virtual fabrication technology to produce realistic physical models and then use those realistic models in a variety of applications, from Parasitic Extraction to 3D Printing, and many more.

(1) SEMulator3D Material View for 64nm-Pitch BEOL, (2) SEMulator3D Electrical View for the same model, (3) SEMulator3D volume mesh output and (4) volume mesh imported into CoventorWare for 3D capacitance extraction.

(1) SEMulator3D Material View for 64nm-Pitch BEOL, (2) SEMulator3D Electrical View for the same model, (3) SEMulator3D volume mesh output and (4) volume mesh imported into CoventorWare for 3D capacitance extraction.

The SEMulator3D Meshing Option supports the creation of surface and/or volume meshes in several popular formats:

Mesh Type File Extension Description
Surface ANS ANSY\Prep7 preprocessor format. Does not preserve material names or colors
BND DF-ISE boundary format is a file format used by TCAD solvers. It is a simple ASCII format that contains a multi-material surface mesh.
DXF AutoCAD Drawing Exchange Format. Does not preserve material names or colors
 OBJ Wavefront Object format. Preserves material names and colors. Used by many applications, including Acrobat 9 Pro Extended.
 Volume  ANS ANSYS\Prep7 preprocessor format. Uses SOLID45 (linear) or SOLID95 (quadratic) element types.
CVOXDB Volume mesh voxel-based unilateral mesh export format used in 3D voxel based software.
 UNV SDRC/Ideas “Universal” format. Preserves material names and colors.

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