Easy integration of mechanical system simulation and control system design


  • Build complex mechanical system models without writing equations
  • Visualize simulation results with animation and strip-charts
  • Model full nonlinear effects including flexibility and collisions
  • Modify parametrically defined geometry and physical properties
  • Integrate seamlessly with Simulink models


Adams/Controls help control system developers eliminate the need to write complex equations of motion for mechanical plants. The software enables users to graphically model mechanical systems, containing a variety of constraints and force types as well as parts of arbitrary shape, then directly integrate their Simulink - developed control system models within these mechanical system designs. Users can then simulate their systems' full-motion behavior from within the Simulink environment and visualize the results using animations and plotting.

The Adams suite of tools allows virtual prototyping and virtual testing -- the ability to build and test your complex products in the computer before committing to expensive and time-consuming physical prototyping and testing. Employing an interactive graphical environment and libraries of components, joints, and forces, Adams enables engineers to parametrically model 3-D mechanical systems and study alternative designs as "virtual prototypes" by simulating and comparing realistic motion behavior.

MSC Software Corporation

4675 MacArthur Court
Newport Beach, California 92660
Tel: 714-540-8900

Required Products


  • Linux
  • Windows


  • On-site assistance
  • System integration
  • Telephone
  • Training

Product Type

  • Modeling and Simulation Tools


  • Control Systems
  • System Modeling and Simulation
  • Vibration Analysis and Control
  • Heavy machinery


  • Automotive
  • Instrumentation