Internationally acclaimed platform raises bar in system simulation
ITI GmbH, one of the global leaders in CAE and system simulation, has made the new
[http://www.itisim.com/simulationx/system-simulation/current-version/simulationx-35 ] of
the internationally acclaimed platform "SimulationX
[http://www.itisim.com/simulationx/system-simulation ]" available as of today. As a
reference in physical modeling of mechatronic systems, the software introduces about a
hundred new features that help to speed up the development process while making it more
efficient. The new release comes with a bunch of new libraries for quick simulations of
planar mechanisms or vibrational and energetic analyses of hybrid drives, for instance.
Modeling multi-body systems has now become even easier through enhanced visualization and
interactive manipulation. New as well is the way result windows
are handled: output options and settings for properties, result variables
and transformations have been completely revamped. In addition, new interfaces with MSC
Nastran(R), VehicleSim(R) or ETAS LABCAR, for instance, but also advanced COM
functionalities guarantee an easy exchange of data within a closed toolchain.
The new, optional module "Power Balance
" lets SimulationX users simulate power flows and energy consumption - taking all
of a model's multi-physics elements into account - in order to develop energy efficient
plants and machinery. Those energies are calculated automatically as integrals of the
power. This allows not only for analyses of model dynamics, but in version 3.5 now also
for analyses of power and energy flows, thus enabling the detection of causes for energy
The extended COM functionality now grants access to results of natural frequency
analyses, steady-state simulations and notifications in the output panel. Moreover, it is
now possible to import FEM data from MSC Nastran(R), export S-functions to ETAS LABCAR via
MATLAB Real-Time Workshop(R) and interact with VehicleSim(R) (CarSim, BikeSim, TruckSim).
Through parallelization on multi-core processors, SimulationX 3.5 can now run variant
calculations much faster.
What is more, there is a series of new types of model elements in the existing
SimulationX libraries facilitating the design process for models of mechatronic systems
and are provided to ITI's existing maintenance customers free of charge. Dog clutches can
now be modeled with rectangular dogs and negative undercut angle. Parameterization of
asynchronous motors is possible on the basis of an equivalent circuit or data sheets. All
electric motors now come with thermal connectors translating electrical losses into heat
flow. Parts of undissolved air can be defined in hydraulic fluids, and pressure ratios can
be included between hydraulic connectors. In addition to that, SimulationX 3.5 includes
four new pressure valves with different connectors and power sensors for loss-free
measurement of the hydraulic power.
Furthermore, the new release permits interactive manipulation of MBS models in the 3D
as well as exact visualizations of changes in position and orientation. For an easier
initialization and equilibrium calculation, the homotopy operator simplifies systems of
equations where appropriate. Also SimulationX' real-time capabilities saw further
improvements through optional inclusion of defined limits when using a fixed-step solver.
Substantial improvements were made on the result windows
in SimulationX. The new concept for the result windows with pages and
panels increases usability focusing on the results' most important aspects. The newly
introduced property bar grants the user direct access to the result variables of all open
models and to individual view options. Window layouts can be saved in XML and then be
applied to other simulations. Moreover, there is a wide range of diagrams available, such
as Sankey, pie and bar charts. Performance enhancements guarantee that even extensive
result curves with many computed points can be displayed quickly. On top of that,
transformations and operations can now be specified directly within the result windows.
Apart from traditional analysis operations, such as FFT and FRF, there are additional
mathematical functions available that allow post-processing simulation results without the
need to run the entire simulation all over again. Transformations and operations as well
as integrations and derivatives can now be applied to all result curves enabling analyses
Founded in 1990, ITI has become one of the leading software and engineering companies
for system simulation. ITI develops simulation tools for engineers and scientists in
various industries and education. The company supports the development of new products
with comprehensive engineering and programming services throughout the entire design
process. Workshops and seminars at the ITI Academy round off the scope of services. More
than 600 customers worldwide ranging from the automotive, energy, apparatus technology and
aerospace industries to machinery manufacturers and shipbuilders trust ITI's simulation
solution. ITI's customers include renowned names like ABB, BMW, Baker Hughes, Caterpillar,
Daimler, Hitachi, Honda, Husky, Liebherr, Mitsubishi, Nikon, Schaeffler, Siemens, Veolia,
Volkswagen and ZF. Based in Dresden, Germany, ITI has also branches in France and the UK.
With partners across more than 35 countries, the company has a vast network of
distributors and service providers for its simulation software SimulationX. More
information about the company and its product can be found on http://www.itisim.com.
SimulationX is the benchmark for modeling and simulating complex mechatronic systems.
In contrast to other CAE software on the market (FEM, CFD, MBS), ITI provides customers
with the capabilities to design and analyze entire systems including all sub-systems on a
single platform. Users benefit from a large number of model libraries that work out of the
box allowing simulations of various interacting physical effects - from 1D and 2D
mechanics, MBS systems and drive technologies, hydraulics, pneumatics, thermodynamics to
electronics, magnetics as well as analog and digital control engineering - post-processing
included. More than 700 immediately available element types and over 300 sample models
from 25 applications make modeling easier and faster. SimulationX supports the modeling
language Modelica(R) as well as Modelica libraries with open and complete CAx interfaces.
More information about the product can be found on http://www.simulationx.com.
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