MRADSIM-Converter: A new software for STEP to GDML conversion

We are happy to announce the first MRADSIM publication on Computer Physics Communications (I.F. 4,39) on the free version of MRADSIM-Converter.


     Radiation effects analysis of instruments operative in harsh radiation environments is crucial for the performance and functionality of electronic devices and components. The engineering design of instruments is usually carried out in Computer-Aided Design (CAD) engineering software. Geant4-based Monte Carlo codes are extensively used for particle transport simulation and analysis. However, Geant4 is not prepared to accept CAD Standard for The Exchange of Product data (STEP) format. MRADSIM-Converter is a new software for STEP to Geometry Description Markup Language (GDML) format conversion, readable by Geant4-based Monte Carlo codes. Its validation with two different converters confirms its higher speed for importing CAD geometries with arbitrary size and complexity having a user-friendly interface for modifying volumes properties.