Simscape Multibody


Simscape Multibody

Model and simulate multibody mechanical systems

3D Mechanism Simulation

Create multibody models of any 3D mechanism. Define parts using parameterized 3D geometry or CAD data. Connect parts with joints to define degrees of freedom.

CAD Import

Automatically convert CAD designs to create a digital twin of your system. Directly reference files from CATIA®, Creo™, Inventor®, NX™, Solid Edge®, SolidWorks®, and Parasolid®

Electric and Hydraulic Actuation

Connect electronic, hydraulic, pneumatic, and other systems directly to your 3D mechanical model. Evaluate actuator technology to see if it meets performance requirements.

Contact Forces

Model intermittent and persistent contact between parametric and solids defined in CAD software. Define custom force laws. Use tire models for vehicle-to-road contact.

Flexible Bodies

Model flexible bodies using theoretical and finite element modeling methods. Vary properties using MATLAB and see effect of extension, bending, and torsion on the system.

Parametric Design

Use MATLAB to vary design parameters such as length, mass, and voltage. Use dynamic simulation with abstract models to complete mechanical designs in fewer iterations.

Model Deployment

Convert your Simscape model to C code to test control algorithms. Run HIL tests on dSPACE®, Speedgoat, OPAL-RT, and other real-time systems before performing physical tests.

MATLAB and Simulink

Use MATLAB to automate tasks such as model assembly, testing, and post-processing. Use Simulink to integrate control algorithms and hardware design in a single environment.

From Research To Production

Simscape models help you refine requirements, design control systems, test embedded controllers, and support in-service operations as digital twins.

Simscape Product Family

The Simscape product family provides models and solver technology for simulating physical systems. Model electrical, mechanical, fluid, and other physical systems by assembling components into a schematic.


Model and simulate multidomain physical systems

Simscape Electrical

Model and simulate electronic, mechatronic, and electrical power systems

Simscape Battery

Design and simulate battery and energy storage systems

Simscape Fluids

Model and simulate fluid systems

Simscape Driveline

Model and simulate rotational and translational mechanical systems

Simscape Multibody

Model and simulate multibody mechanical systems

“Simulink, Simscape Multibody, and Simulink Coder enabled us to autonomously go from an accurate CAD model of the MRO vehicle into C code that runs in real time.”

Jim Chapel, Lockheed Martin Space Systems

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