All Releases

R2015a (Version 4.6) - 5 Mar 2015

Version 4.6, part of Release 2015a, includes the following enhancements:

  • Visibility setting to show or hide solids, bodies, and multibody subsystems in Mechanics Explorer
  • Lead Screw Joint block
  • Constant Velocity Joint block

See the Release Notes for details.

R2014b (Version 4.5) - 2 Oct 2014

Version 4.5, part of Release 2014b, includes the following enhancements:

  • Constraint force and torque sensing in Constraint blocks
  • Solid 3-D visualization in Solid block dialog box
  • Rotation matrix parameterization in Rigid Transform and Joint blocks

See the Release Notes for details.

R2014a (Version 4.4) - 6 Mar 2014

Version 4.4, part of Release 2014a, includes the following enhancements:

  • STEP file import
  • Total and constraint force and torque calculation in joint blocks
  • Time-varying gravity option in Mechanism Configuration block
  • Gravitational Field block
  • Animation at arbitrary speed in Mechanics Explorer

See the Release Notes for details.

R2013b (Version 4.3) - 5 Sep 2013

Version 4.3, part of Release 2013b, includes the following enhancements:

  • Joint blocks that now permit prescribed motion defined as an input signal
  • Actuation force and actuation torque calculation for prescribed motion
  • Additional CAD constraints translated during model import
  • Bevel Gear Constraint block

See the Release Notes for details.

R2013a (Version 4.2) - 7 Mar 2013

Version 4.2, part of Release 2013a, includes the following enhancements:

  • Common Gear block
  • Rack and Pinion block
  • Pin Slot Joint block
  • Internal Force block for modeling action and reaction forces
  • Published XML Schema for model import, enabling users to import mechanical models from external applications such as CAD systems

See the Release Notes for details.