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Simscape Multibody

Latest Releases

R2016b (Version 4.9) - 14 Sep 2016

Version 4.9, part of Release 2016b, includes the following enhancements:

  • Tracking Mode for Dynamic Cameras: Track objects during animation playback
  • smwritevideo Function: Generate videos from the MATLAB command line
  • Video Creator Tool in Mechanics Explorer: Configure video properties such as encoding type, playback speed, frame rate, and frame size
  • Animation Resampling for Video Creation: Produce constant-speed videos using any solver settings
  • Roll Tool in Mechanics Explorer: Rotate the animation view about the line of sight

See the Release Notes for details.

R2016a (Version 4.8) - 3 Mar 2016

Version 4.8, part of Release 2016a, includes the following enhancements:

  • SimMechanics renamed to Simscape Multibody
  • Dynamic camera in Mechanics Explorer: Specify camera location and orientation during simulation using key frames
  • Perspective view in Mechanics Explorer: Enhance three-dimensional quality of animated simulation results
  • Parameterized models from CAD import: Create parameterized model with option to update parameter values only
  • CAD joint definitions in Simscape Multibody XML schema: Express CAD joints directly in XML files

See the Release Notes for details.

R2015b (Version 4.7) - 3 Sep 2015

Version 4.7, part of Release 2015b, includes the following enhancements:

  • Point On Curve Constraint block
  • Spline block for specifying curved paths
  • Frame creation via Solid block UI
  • Mechanics Explorer link to block diagram
  • Rotation Sequence option in Rigid Transform block

See the Release Notes for details.

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.