Altair Activate software is an open & flexible tool for rapidly modeling and simulating products as multi-disciplinary systems in the form of 1D models (expressed as signal-based or physical block diagrams), optionally coupled to 3D models. Leverage a flexible spectrum of simulations throughout your development cycle – ranging from early concept design (with models involving more abstraction and typically shorter simulations) to later detailed design (with less model abstraction & longer simulations).
1D System Simulation
Simulating at the system-level enables performance assessment of the complete product, rather than only of a portion of the product.
Block Diagrams; Control System Design
Providing a natural modeling approach for developing today’s smart systems involving sensors, actuators, feedback, and built-in logic.
Mix Signal-based and Physical Modeling in Same Diagram
Leveraging the power of pre-defined Modelica libraries for modeling common Mechanical, Electrical, and Thermal physical components.
Typically much Faster than 3D Simulations
Relying on greater levels of model abstraction enables more product-performance insight earlier (i.e., nearer the Concept Design stage) and rapid design exploration.
Connections to Other Altair Tools
Enabling true multi-disciplinary system simulation via model exchange or co-simulation with MotionSolve for controlled multi-body dynamics, with Flux for controlled motor dynamics models, etc.
Support for Functional Mockup Interface (FMI)
Including Functional Mockup Units (FMU) enables model exchange or co-simulation connections to non-Altair tools which also support the FMI standard.