Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Industry Automation Division, has announced a new integrated machine design solution aimed at creating value for companies that develop and market machine tools and production machines – Mechatronics Concept Designer.
For physics simulation MCD solution is relaying on PhysX SDK:
Mechatronics Concept Designer also includes a state-of-the-art modeling and simulation capability based on NVIDIA PhysX technology. This physics engine, developed with the PhysX SDK from NVIDIA, is similar to the software technology used in many of today’s modern video games. This groundbreaking approach to simulation makes it easy to quickly create and interactively validate alternative design concepts.
In addition, the user is able to interact with the digital machine model while the simulation is running, providing the ability to test the effects of different inputs in real time. The ability to model real-world physical behavior in the virtual world, based on simplified mathematical models, enables early concept verification that helps detect and correct errors when they are least expensive to resolve.
Actually, this is not the first time PhysX SDK is used for serious simulation frameworks, for example, you can recall Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio, also featuring PhysX integration.