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HFWorks Fully Integrated Microwave Design and Antenna Software


HFWorks is a complete 3-Dimensional field simulator for RF/Microwave and Wireless applications, based on the powerful finite element method. Currently, this microwave design and antenna pattern software is the only high frequency electromagnetic Add-in to SOLIDWORKS®, the #1 CAD software package.

HFWorks is Gold Certified by SOLIDWORKS® Corporation, and it is fully embedded in the software so you won't have to toggle between programs or deal with various formats. The HFWorks microwave design software includes three main solvers: Antennas, S-parameters, and Resonance.


The Antenna solver can help you find out how well your antenna radiates, what the pattern is, how much radiation resistance there is, and more, including polarization and axial ratios.

The S-Parameter (scattering parameter) solver can help you get the right figures for input impedance, return loss over frequency, insertion loss, and signal integrity, among other things. It can also help you understand microwave heating within your project to help avoid heat transfer problems and calculate changes to media thermal properties induced by the temperature variation in your project.

The Resonance solver can help you understand quality factors of your resonant structure, how changing geometry can impact your high-frequency resonance and how to optimize pole-zero placement in your microwave design, among many other related issues

The software covers a wide range of applications, including:

  • Dielectric Resonators
  • High Q Filters
  • Oscillators
  • Tuning Elements
  • Matching Circuits
  • Waveguide Twists And Bends
  • Waveguide Tees
  • Directional Couplers
  • Isolators
  • Circulators
  • Attenuators
  • Antennas And Feeds
  • Accelerators
  • Connectors
  • IC Packages
  • RF Coils
  • Emi Emissions
  • EMC Coupling
  • RF Mems
  • Chip-Package-Boards
  • PCBs

HFWorks high frequency field simulation software empowers you to gain physical insight into the performance of your microwave and antenna designs through the computation of important parameters such as resonance frequency, dielectric and conductor quality factors, scattering matrix, antenna pattern, antenna gain and directivity, impedance, admittance, VSWR, propagation parameters, field eigenvalues, far fields, electric and magnetic fields, SAR, and more.

HFWorks stands apart from competing microwave design software and software for antenna design by letting you quickly and easily compare alternative designs and create clone analysis studies. It also allows for modeling of air parts and gaps and makes utilizing metallization applications in printed circuit boards with split surfaces effortless. The software also comes with an extensive library and the best data and visualization tools in the industry. HFWorks lets you easily share results with complementary packages for multi-physics projects.

Whether you design circuit components or antennas, whether you use planar circuit technologies, standard waveguides or dielectric guides, HFWorks covers your needs. This fully-integrated antenna and microwave design software was created to help you quickly and easily solve the most complex problems in the industry with validated simulations and advanced calculations you can trust. Whether you are interested in frequency responses of antennas and circuits, resonance behaviour, EMI or EMC, we invite you to try this 3-D field simulator by choosing a trial download or scheduling a free demo with one of our electromagnetic software sales specialists today.


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S-Parameter Analysis of a Connector 1/2

S-Parameter Analysis of an RF Filter 1/2

Horn Antenna Analysis 1/2

S-Parameter Analysis of an RF Filter 2/2

Horn Antenna Analysis 2/2

S-Parameter Analysis of a Connector 2/2

Resonance Analysis in HFWorks

Webinar: Fully Embedded High Frequency Electromagnetic Simulation: HFWorks Inside SolidWorks

IMS show 2013

Simulation of a Circularly Polarized Feedhorn

A validated antenna simulation of a circular feed horn operating at 1.296 GHz.

A Dual Band Antenna for GSM Applications

A validated simulation of a dual band triangular patch antenna for GSM applications.

Iris Filter Simulation

A validated Scattering Parameters simulation of a five pole H plane iris filter.

Dielectric Resonator Filter

A validated simulation of a half model of dielectric resonator (DR) filter using HFWorks.

A Boradband Eight-Way Coaxial Waveguide Power Combiner

A validated simulation of an eight-way power combiner operating around 1 GHz.

Ten Way Conical Power Combiner Simulation

A validated HFWorks simulation of a 10-way power combiner.

Simulation of a combline filter

A validated Scattering Parameter simulation of a combline filter.

A Self-Filtering Horn Antenna

A validated antenna simulation of a horn antenna for satellite communications.

Simulation of a Marchand balun

A validated simulation of a Marchand balun operating at 2.45 GHz.

WideBand Dipole Antenna with integrated BALUN

A validated printed wide band dipole with an integrated tapered line BALUN

Grounded Coplanar Waveguide with Coaxial Transition

A validated tapered grounded coplanar waveguide with coaxial transition etched on a thick (0.030”) isotropic substrate...

An Ultra Wideband Monopole Antenna

An Ultra wideband circular monopole patch antenna with a bandwidth over 10 GHz.

TDR of connectors

Time Domain Reflectometry (TDR) of connectors using HFWorks

GPS Antenna Design

A Microstrip patch antenna for GPS applications operating at 1.575 GHz designed with the Antenna Simulation Software HFW...

Helical Antenna Design

A Helical Antenna operating at 2.45 GHz in its axial mode or end-fire designed with HFWorks.

Wilkinson RF Power divider

A Printed Wilkinson RF Power Splitter operating at 9 GHz, which splits the input signal into two equal phase output sign...

RFID Tag Antenna Simulation

A microstrip slot antenna simulation for RFID tag application operating at 2.45 GHz using the Antenna design software HF...

Collinear Antenna Array

A collinear array operating at 3.2 GHz has been simulated with the powerfull Antenna simulation software, HFWorks.

Dual Mode Circular Waveguide Filter

Circular Waveguide Filter Simulation for Satellite Communications Applications.

Tilted Horn Antenna Simulation

This example illustrates a horn antenna with a twisted feed
built in SolidWorks, and analyzed using the antenna m...

Waveguide to Coax Adapter

An adapter to connect a rectangular waveguide to a coaxial cable operating at 2.4 GHz.

RLC Bandpass Filter

A Bandpass RLC Filter operating at 1 GHz with a banwidth of 10%.

Quadrax Contact

An Ethernet 100 Mbps Quadrax contact suitable for high speed electrical network applications.

Simulation of a Coupled Lines Filter

S-parameters simulation of a filter operating at 2.5 GHz and based on coupling between near microstrip lines and four re...

Quarter Horn Antenna

A quarter horn antenna is an antenna that consists of a flaring metal waveguide shaped like a horn to direct radio waves...

3G Antenna and Human Head

Modelling of 3G antenna and a human head and calculation the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) using the antenna design and...

Car FM Antenna

Design and analysis of an FM Antenna for cars using the Antenna simulation and design software, HFWorks.

Coaxial Antenna

Analysis of a Coaxial Antenna operating between 2 GHz to 4 GHz using the antenna simulation software, HFWorks.

RF filter

RF tunable cavity filter example. Tuning is achieved by modifying the screws' dimensions.

Cylindrical cavity resonance

Resonance is a common thread which runs through almost every branch of physics. Resonance is in the origin of radio, tel...

Simulation of a Transmission Line

Transmission Line Simulation