MSC Releases Adams 2019
Phillip Keane posted on April 01, 2019 |

MSC Software Corp has released the latest version of its flagship multibody dynamics simulation platform, MSC Adams 2019.

In the latest release, MSC has expanded on the software’s virtual prototyping capabilities, among other things.

Key highlights of this release include the expanded capabilities in Adams Car, which is designed for automotive vehicle dynamics simulations.

With Adams Car, engineering teams can quickly build and test functional virtual prototypes of complete vehicles and vehicle subsystems. Based on user feedback from multiple automotive OEMs around the world, additional vehicle events and new off-the-shelf vehicle templates have been introduced into the software to improve its modeling efficiency in this release.

Adams 2019 also contains new capabilities to streamline workflows in Adams Car and increase user productivity.
Adams 2019 also contains new capabilities to streamline workflows in Adams Car and increase user productivity.

This includes the addition of event sets, a customizable collection of vehicle dynamics events. These can be leveraged across projects and team members, delivering consistent vehicle test methods to avoid duplication of work. The release also introduces a new fast solving, simplified flexible body modeling method. Users can leverage this method for rapid parametric explorations of their design space.

“Streamlining the Adams Car environment in Adams 2019 has been a goal of this release along with expansion of support for real-time simulations,” said Paulo Guglielmini, CEO of MSC Software.

“It constitutes a significant step forward in our journey to help Adams users make better vehicle design decisions, faster. We constantly work with automotive OEMs directly and enable them to incorporate their engineering workflows into our product, and that’s why Adams remains the world’s leading multibody dynamics software for over 30 years.”

But don’t take MSC’s word for it…the latest release has already garnered some fans in industry as well.

“The new features in Adams Car in the 2019 release are major improvements and will have a huge impact on chassis development and simulation at Pratt and Miller,” said Jesper Slattengren, technical fellow at Pratt and Miller Engineering.

Continuing MSC Software’s focus on real-time simulations, Adams 2019 now enables support for running simulations on the dSPACE real-time environment.

Users of dSPACE SCALEXIO can now co-simulate with Adams, unlocking opportunities for combining virtual and physical testing to shorten development cycles. Running Adams simulations on dSPACE SCALEXIO makes it possible for users to conduct real-time software-in-the-loop (SIL) and hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) scenarios, supporting the development of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and Autonomous Driving systems.

You can read more about MSC Adams 2019 over at the MSC Software website.

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