CST – Computer Simulation Technology

CST STUDIO SUITE® Design Environment

Technical Specification

1 May 2016

General Features
  • Switch between the different members of the CST STUDIO SUITE®: CST DESIGN STUDIO™ (CST DS), CST MICROWAVE STUDIO® (CST MWS), CST EM STUDIO® (CST EMS), CST PARTICLE STUDIO® (CST PS), CST MPHYSICS STUDIO® (CST MPS), CST PCB STUDIO® (CST PCBS), and CST CABLE STUDIO® (CST CS).
  • Native graphical user interface based on Windows
  • Multiple document Interface
  • Dockable tool, parameter, and message windows
  • OLE automation server (COM/DCOM)
  • VBA programming
  • Automatic post processing
  • Parameter sweeps
  • Automatic optimization
  • Animated plot export
  • Automatic Power Point slide creation
  • Automatic updates
  • Project management
  • Import of sub-projects
  • Copy and paste of 3D objects, inside and between projects
  • Version control for imported CAD data
3D Modeling Interface
  • Applies to CST MWS, CST EMS, CST PS and CST MPS
  • Intuitive 3D modeling
  • Fast interactive, mouse-supported model input
  • Design intent capture, using relationships between objects
  • Fully parametric 3D modeling (including parameterization of previously created structures)
  • History list with unlimited undo/redo
  • Advanced modelling features suche as helices, blends, chamfers, lofts
  • Profile editor
  • 2D objects sweeps along 3D curves
  • Boolean operations on objects
  • Parameterisation of imported objects
  • Feature-based hybrid modeler allows quick structural changes
  • Material database
  • Support of 3D Space Mouse from 3DConnexion
Interfaces to 3D Formats
  • SAT import/export (up to R25)
  • STEP import/export (AP 203, AP214)
  • IGES import/export (up to 5.3)
  • STL import/export
  • VDA-FS import (up to 2.0)
  • Autodesk Inventor import (6 to 11, 2008 to 2015)
  • Pro/ENGINEER / Creo import (16 to Creo Parametric 3.0) with fully parametric import from Creo Parametric 3.0
  • CATIA V4 import (4.1.9 to 4.2.4)
  • CATIA V5 import (R6 to R25)
  • CoventorWare import
  • Mecadtron import
  • Siemens NX™ import (NX 1 to NX 10)
  • Parasolid (9 - 27)
  • Solid Edge (V18 - ST7)
  • SolidWorks (2003 - 2015) with parametric CAD import from SolidWorks 2013 and 2014
  • Nastran import/export
  • Object (OBJ) files import
  • MAFIA 4 export
  • POV-RAY export
  • Voxel import (e.g. for biological models)
  • CST sub projects
  • HFSS
Interfaces to Planar Formats
  • DXF import/export
  • GDS II import/export
  • GERBER import (single and multilayer)
  • Microwave Office (NI AWR Software) layout import
  • ADS Momentum Model Import (up to v. 2011.05)
  • Sonnet model import
Interfaces to EDA flows
  • ODB++
  • GERBER multilayer
  • IPC-2581 (rev 1, amendment 1)
  • Altrium Designer® (via ODB++)
  • Altium® P-CAD® (via ODB++)
  • Altium Protel® 99SE (via ODB++)
  • Cadence® Allegro® import/APD
  • Cadence® SiP SI
  • Mentor Graphics Expedition PCB (ASCII for v2004 to v2007.2, ODB++ for newer versions)
  • Mentor Graphics® PADS® (ASCII for v2005 to v9.3, ODB++ for newer versions)
  • Mentor Graphics® Hyperlynx (v2.0 onwards)
  • Zuken CR 5000/8000
  • Zuken CADSTAR® (via ODB++)
  • Zuken Visula® (via ODB++)
  • Import of PCB designs originating from Simlab PCBMod® / CST PCB STUDIO®
  • CST layout database 
Schematic Interface
  • Drag and drop of schematic components
  • For further functionality check the CST DESIGN STUDIO™ specifications
Documentation
  • Handbook "CST STUDIO SUITE® Getting Started" Installation, Modeling, Post-Processing"
  • Handbook "CST MICROWAVE STUDIO® Workflow and Solver Overview"
  • Handbook "CST DESIGN STUDIO™ Workflow"
  • Handbook "CST EM STUDIO® Workflow and Solver Overview"
  • Handbook "CST PARTICLE STUDIO® Workflow and Solver Overview"
  • CST MPHYSICS STUDIO® Workflow"
  • CST CABLE STUDIO® Workflow"
  • CST PCB STUDIO® Workflow and Solver Overview"
  • Online help system
Minimum Hardware Requirements
  • Intel® Xeon® based PC, 4 GB RAM (8 GB recommended), DVD drive, at least 30 GB of free hard disc space (60 GB recommended).
  • Fully OpenGL compliant graphic card
  • Windows 7, Windows 2008 Server R2, Windows 8, Windows 2012 Server, Windows 8.1, and Windows 2012 Server R2
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5.x und 6.x. and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 11.x. Some features may not be available, however.
  • Hardware recommendation depends on your application. If in doubt, please contact your local sales office for further information. For further details, please see our hardware recommendations.
General
  • CST STUDIO SUITE® is a configurable tool with a choice of several options. Not all listed options are included in the standard license. Not all listed features are available with all solvers. Please contact your local sales office for further information.

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