I am working on a project for an electricity and magnetism class that deals with using neodymium magnets to propel other neodymium in around a ring. I was curious if anyone was aware of a method of both importing neodymium or any other rare earth magnetic material into Autodesk Inventor 2013 and then running a dynamic simulation on an assembly consisting of those parts.
Inventor Simulation (Dynamic Sim or Stress Analysis) doesn't have any electro-magnetic simulation functionality.
You may be able to 'fake it' by using the input grapher to define a force function that is inversely proportional to the square of the distance between the "magnetic" bodies. However, it would be tricky at best to account for the E-M field lines, etc.
This topic has been touched upon here: http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/Autodesk-Inventor/Ne
Hope this helps. Please let us know if you have any additional questions, comments or suggestions.
Autodesk Mechanical Simulation does have an electrostatics module. Initially, I was just searching for magnetic in the product offering functionality page here: http://images.autodesk.com/adsk/files/simulation_m
You can search or ask for more specific info about whether the electrostatics functionality has what you're after in the MechSim forum here: http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/Autodesk-Simulation-
I hope this helps!
Best regards, -Hugh