In Manatee software, you can define the slot of your electrical machine either with predefined templates or with user-defined slot shape import from DXF files. Once the .dxf file is imported, you can define your slot & winding with a few clicks by selecting relevant lines and points. Even with user-defined slot shape, Manatee is able to change the winding number of layer, the winding pattern and the number of slots of your electrical machine (Manatee includes an automated winding algorithm based on Star of Slot method).
This DXF import feature can be used by all engineers involved in the design of electrical machines, including electrical and mechanical engineers. Manatee can model lamination geometries coming from real-life, industrial CAD models.