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Simscape Multibody

Latest Releases

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.

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.