The design of complex systems requires many engineering specialties and software tools. OpenMETA helps you bring models and analyses together to get a better view of system performance and trade-offs.

OpenMETA combines three powerful capabilities:

  • Unified design space modeling and exploration for architecture and component options
  • Multi-model integration and component composition for a unified representation of your system across engineering specialties
  • Multidisciplinary workflow automation for optimization, design-of-experiments, and trade-off studies

These core capabilities of OpenMETA enable design knowledge capture, multidisciplinary analysis and optimization, set-based design, and continuous integration.

OpenMETA is built to integrate with the proprietary and best-in-class design and analysis tools that you already rely on, and can be extended to support more.

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Advanced MBE and MBSE Use Cases

Combine OpenMETA's core capabilities to enable design knowledge capture, multidisciplinary design analysis and optimization (MDAO), set-based design, and continuous integration.

OpenMETA’s integration of variant modeling, virtual prototype generation, and workflow automation enable many advanced Model-Based Systems Engineering workflows.

For set-based design, use virtual prototype generation and variant modeling to efficiently represent several design options at once and perform analysis on each with one step.

Combine variant modeling with multidisciplinary workflow automation to automatically regression-test a family of designs whenever a requirement or component changes.

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Integrates With Existing Tools

OpenMETA is built to integrate with the proprietary and best-in-class analysis and design tools that you already rely on and can be extended to support more.

OpenMETA includes integrations with:

  • 3D Modeling: PTC Creo
  • Modelica: OpenModelica, Dymola
  • Dynamics and Controls: Simulink
  • Finite Element Analysis: MSC Nastran, MSC Patran
  • Electronics: EAGLE, ngSpice
  • General-Purpose Analysis and Scripting: MATLAB, Python, Microsoft Excel
  • Systems Engineering: NoMagic’s Cameo Systems Modeler (formerly Magicdraw with SyML), IBM Rational DOORS
  • MDAO and Workflow Automation: OpenMDAO
  • Data Analysis and Visualization: R, Shiny

Successful private integrations have been created for:

  • 3D Modeling: Solidworks, CATIA v6, Solidworks
  • Finite Element Analysis: Siemens Femap, Dassault Abaqus
  • Multibody Dynamics: MSC Adams
  • MDAO and Workflow Automation: ModelCenter

New tools can be integrated by using OpenMETA’s built-in user extension points or by modifying the OpenMETA source code.

The built-in user extension points have been used to integrate Simulink and the Robot Operating System (ROS), and requires only Python code to accomplish. An example, integrating Simulink, is available on GitHub: https://github.com/metamorph-inc/openmeta-simulink

A deeper level of functionality and usability for a new integration can be achieved by modifying the OpenMETA source code to produce a variety of user interface affordances, detailed error-handling, and tool-in-the-loop authoring.

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Extensive Documentation and Examples

Tutorials, documentation, and examples to support your work.

Several open-source projects are available which demonstrate the application of OpenMETA concepts to a variety of domains, including aerospace, automotive, and electronics.

OpenMETA includes extensive documentation for its features and use cases.

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Open-Source MIT License

You are free to modify the software as you like and to keep your modifications private.

Both closed- and open-source OpenMETA extensions have been created by businesses, individuals, and universities. Under the MIT License, you choose whether to make your modifications open-source or not.

MetaMorph provides support and development for both open- and closed-source extensions.

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Supported by MetaMorph

MetaMorph, Inc provides professional support and development for OpenMETA.

MetaMorph, Inc. provides professional support and development for OpenMETA, including the integration of company-proprietary tools and closed-source extensions. They’ve provided support for companies in the aerospace, defense, electronics, and energy industries.