Altair Activate (formerly solidThinking Activate) software is a flexible tool that allows you to rapidly model and simulate products as multi-disciplinary systems that are in the form of 1D models. The 1D models are expressed as signal-based or physical block diagrams and optionally coupled to 3D models. With Altair Activate you can use 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 and longer simulations.
Other software products in Altair's Model-Based Development offering include Altair Compose (formerly solidThinking Compose) and Altair Embed (formerly solidThinking Embed).
Altair Activate Features
1D System Simulation
Simulating at the system-level with Altair Activate enables you to do a performance assessment of the complete product, rather than only of a portion of the product.
Block Diagrams / Control System Design
Altair Activate provides a natural modeling approach for users who develop smart systems involving sensors, actuators, feedback, and built-in logic.
Mix Signal-based and Physical Modeling in Same Diagram
Altair Activate users gain 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 Altair Activate software users earlier insights into product-performance, such as closer to the concept design stage, as well as faster design exploration.
Connections to Other Altair Tools
Altair Activate enables 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, and more.
Support for Functional Mockup Interface (FMI)
Altair Activate supports Functional Mockup Units (FMU) and enables model exchange or co-simulation connections to non-Altair tools which also support the FMI standard.