SimulationX v3.3

German virtual system engineering company ITI has announced the release of the latest version of SimulationX, its software for physical modelling of mechatronic systems. Version 3.3 of the software provides numerous functional enhancements and will be available with on-demand software licensing for the first time. With the new release ITI again lives up to its name of developing the best simulation tools in terms of handling, intuition and reliability. The palette of ready-to-use, real-time capable models and physical components was expanded by ten per cent.

SimulationX 3.3 is easily adjusted to the different profiles of users and is now available in two editions: SimulationX Professional Edition and SimulationX Modelica edition. With the Modelica edition, Modelica experts can now design and exchange individual models by using Modelica language inside SimulationX. Users benefit from the remarkable combination of the most user-friendly simulation software with the flexibility and formalism of a true Modelica platform. Delivering this new edition quickly to the market, ITI has responded to the growing demand for an open standard for exchanging models. Manufacturers, OEMs and service providers can now design, exchange and re-use simulation models.

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