Totally numb question from non-engineer, so sorry about that. For my little home project I need to create a matrix of solenoids, so I need some kind of simulation. I wish to be able to create metal rod of specific volume and mass, and coil with specific number of turns, so being able to apply current source to coil, see rod movement, if it occurs, to be able to experiment with voltage, coil turns or rod mass. I have no experience with CAD software whatsoever I must say.
I saw some demo videos with solidworks where there was Newtonian Cradle simulation using motion analysis, is there the same 'simple' and 'intuitive' type of simulation for motion analysis with electromagnetic field? For example so I can create electromagnet, place some metal on it, then turn on current and it will attract (or repell) in live?
I saw such motion simulations in solidworks and inventor, also comsol multiphysics looks promising, can anyone suggest some?