Simcenter Amesim now fully supports Modelica

By Blac

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As announced during the first American Modelica conference, Siemens PLM Software and Modelon agreed to integrate Modelon’s OPTIMICA Compiler Toolkit into Simcenter Amesim 17 as its default Modelica engine. 

This will allow Simcenter Amesim users to describe dynamic multi-physical systems in a dedicated environment, by directly writing Modelica code or by graphically assembling existing Modelica models.

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Using optimized code generation capabilities of OPTIMICA Compiler Toolkit and its full MSL 3.2.2 compliance, importing Modelica models to Simcenter Amesim has never been so easy. Such models can be easily combined with Simcenter Amesim native libraries or directly simulated.

Therefore, users can benefit from the robust  Simcenter Amesim solver and powerful platform capabilities (such as performance analyzer or linear analysis).


Avoid cosimulation thanks to full Modelica standard support 

Both Modelica acausal and Simcenter Amesim causal approaches are now bridged in the same simulation environment while avoiding cosimulation. Dedicated physical connectors based on next FMI physical ports concepts have been developed in order to ensure a robust interface between the two worlds.

“Through this strategic partnership with Modelon, a recognized technology provider for Modelica-based tools, we reaffirm our commitment to Simcenter Amesim openness. I am convinced that our customers will appreciate how straightforward it is to reuse Modelica models and mix Modelica-based and Simcenter Amesim-native components while avoiding cosimulation.”

says Willy Bakkers, Vice President, Head of Simulation at Siemens PLM Software. 

Siemens PLM Software and Modelon have laid the foundation stone of the partnership that will be strengthened even more with the support of Modelon industrial libraries in future Simcenter Amesim releases.

Don’t choose: benefit from the best of causal and acausal worlds 

  • This functionality is available upon request in Simcenter Amesim 17 (via your local support).

  • It will be delivered as standard in the forthcoming release in April 2019.

This article first appeared on the Siemens Digital Industries Software blog at