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Siemens Mechatronics Concept Designer with PhysX SDK integration

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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.

Written by Zogrim

September 15th, 2010 at 7:31 pm

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5 Responses to 'Siemens Mechatronics Concept Designer with PhysX SDK integration'

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  1. Does Microsoft Robotics Studio count as a serious application?

    I find it hard to believe it is used to design robots for car assembly lines…

      

    David Black

    15 Sep 10 at 10:05 pm

  2. David Black
    I don’t think software need to be used for car assembly design to be called “serious” :)

    Anyway, MRDS is more used for ptototyping and coarse simulation, afaik – but for real robotics projects.

      

    Zogrim

    16 Sep 10 at 4:49 pm

  3. “I don’t think software need to be used for car assembly design to be called “serious” ”

    I dont know, I think software can be called serious if a malfunction could lead to injury, death or significant reduction in the standard of living for a large number of people(eg stock market systems crashing for a prolonged period).

    Otherwise it is just a bunch of people playing with computers.

    I doubt microsoft robotics studio users are likely to use it for a robot which is particularly dangerous. But perhaps this design software is used to design parts for large machines etc.

    But that view is perhaps a bit extreme.

      

    David Black

    17 Sep 10 at 4:55 pm

  4. David Black
    I doubt microsoft robotics studio users are likely to use it for a robot
    Well, for example, Princeton University’s DARPA Urban Grand Challenge autonomous car entry was programmed entirely with MRDS, as wiki states

      

    Zogrim

    17 Sep 10 at 5:10 pm

  5. “Well, for example, Princeton University’s DARPA Urban Grand Challenge autonomous car entry was programmed entirely with MRDS, as wiki states”

    Interesting, I imagined it was used more for robots with webcams or hoover robots etc.

      

    David Black

    17 Sep 10 at 5:13 pm


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