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What is Ulysses?

Ulysses is a next-generation software for the calculation and visualization of electric and magnetic fields as emitted by electric objects like transformer stations, high voltage transmission lines sub-terrain cables...

Ulysses provides a graphical 3D editor to create and manipulate scenes of geometric objects and conductors, a calculation engines for magnetic (H) and electric (E) fields and a 3D visualization module to display the calculated field values. Ulysses supports 1-, 2- and 3-dimensional fields (1D=field path, polygon, 2D=field plain, 3D field cube). The fields are displayed as iso lines or iso surfaces - together with the photorealistic visualization of the calculated scene.

Each scene object can be supplied with some material properties, which are divided into non-field-relevant and field-relevant properties. The field-relevant properties are, for example, such as max. conductor voltage and power and resistance. These properties are used in the field calculation. Other properties like surface color or textures are "just" used to let the scene look more realistic - eye candy.

The Ulysses 3D editor supplies an expandable module library with frequently used modules for easyer and faster scene assembly and a material editor to create and modify the scene object's materials.

Ulysses is Open Source

Ulysses is developed and released under the GNU General Public Licence. This means, you can get and use Ulysses free of charge.

Where can I get more informations about Ulysses?

Well, just here! If you have some general questions, you might find an answer on the FAQ page. If you are looking for detailed informations about how to use button Foo on dialog box Bar you find it on the Documentation page.

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