I would like to leverage the new FEM workbench to create a connection to some electro-magnetic solvers (design/import in FreeCAD, meshing, export to the solver, import the results, view and analyze them).

FEM was the place to start in my mind, but I see that it is growing pretty mechanically-oriented, possibly for solving stress problems etc. (By the way, the solvers I have in mind are based on BEM (boundary-element methods), which is not exactly FEM - this is only semantic, but..)

So:

1. Would you be interested in having these functionality incorporated in the end in FreeCAD, or should I have it in a private branch? Please consider that, while we will link to free EM solvers like FastCap and FastHenry, the goal is also to interface to our commercial, closed-source solver FasterCap and its evolutions (seewww.fastfieldsolvers.com)

2. Do you think I should work on the FEM workbench, making it more general (e.g. another toolbar not for pulleys etc. but for electromagnetics) or open another workbench? I am worried about the 'workbench multiplication' effect, there are already so many, and most people will not be interested at all in ALL of them (e.g. robotics or ships are of low interest to people designing circuits etc.)

Thank you

Enrico