NATICK, Mass., June 12 – MathWorks today announced a new version of SimMechanics that enables users to create realistic parts and geometry by leveraging MATLAB. SimMechanics automatically creates a 3D animation during simulation that can be replayed without rerunning the simulation. Engineers can reuse their custom parts and mechanisms in new designs, thus shortening the modeling process.
With SimMechanics, engineers in industries such as aerospace and defense, automotive, and industrial automation and machinery can model 3D mechanical systems in a Simulink block diagram using bodies, joints, constraints, and force elements. SimMechanics models can connect to Simscape and other Simulink products for physical modeling, such as SimElectronics and SimHydraulics. This helps engineers to detect integration issues between electrical, mechanical, and control systems early in the development process before any physical hardware is built.
Additional key features include:
- Rigid body definition using standard geometry and custom extrusions defined in MATLAB for quickly prototyping mechanical parts
- Automatic calculation of mass and inertia tensor for ensuring accurate models
- Visualization and animation of multibody system dynamics with 3D geometry for rapid analysis of simulation results
- Ability to enter exact and approximate state targets for simplifying the specification of the initial state
- Block diagram representation for clearly documenting connections to other parts
- Simulink libraries for sharing and reuse of parts and mechanisms
Availability and Pricing
SimMechanics 4.0 is available immediately. U.S. list prices start at $2000. For further information, visit the product web site at www.mathworks.com/products/simmechanics.
MathWorks is the leading developer of mathematical computing software. MATLAB, the language of technical computing, is a programming environment for algorithm development, data analysis, visualization, and numeric computation. Simulink is a graphical environment for simulation and Model-Based Design of multidomain dynamic and embedded systems. Engineers and scientists worldwide rely on these product families to accelerate the pace of discovery, innovation, and development in automotive, aerospace, electronics, financial services, biotech-pharmaceutical, and other industries. MathWorks products are also fundamental teaching and research tools in the world’s universities and learning institutions. Founded in 1984, MathWorks employs more than 2400 people in 15 countries, with headquarters in Natick, Massachusetts, USA. For additional information, visit www.mathworks.com.