Key Features

  • Blocks and modeling constructs for simulating and analyzing 3D mechanical systems in Simulink
  • Rigid body definition using standard geometry and custom extrusions defined in MATLAB
  • Automatic calculation of mass and inertia tensor
  • Simulation modes for analyzing motion and calculating forces
  • Visualization and animation of multibody system dynamics with 3D geometry
  • SimMechanics Link utility, providing an interface to Pro/ENGINEER®, SolidWorks®, and Autodesk® Inventor®, and an API for interfacing with other CAD platforms
  • Support for C-code generation (with Simulink Coder)

Modeling a Piston 8:57
Model a piston using multibody dynamics. Bodies, joints, and 3D visualization are defined and simulated.

SimMechanics is used to optimize system-level performance and to create plant models for control design. The models you create support your entire development process, including hardware-in-the-loop simulations.

SimMechanics model of landing gear with a 3D visualization.
SimMechanics model of landing gear. Left: 3D visualization generated automatically from the model. Right: Portion of the model.
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