Tool Highlights

The design of complex systems requires many engineering specialties and software tools. OpenMETA helps you bring engineering 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 of architecture and component options.
  • Multi-model integration and component composition for a unified representation of your system across multiple engineering disciplines
  • Multidisciplinary workflow automation for optimization, design-of-experiments, and trade-off studies

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

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

Currently-supported tools include
PTC Creo, Solidworks, Dymola, MSC Nastran (structural analysis), MSC Patran (composite analysis), MSC Adams, Siemens Femap, Dassault Abaqus Unified FEASPICE, EAGLE, and others to lesser extents of integration.



Download the latest release of OpenMETA from our releases site. For older version and release history, see our Previous Releases.


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For additional documentation on the OpenMETA toolset as well as detailed tutorials, please visit the Documentation page.

Video Demonstrations

OpenMETA can be extended to support tools from many different disciplines of engineering and design. Here are video examples from two specialties: electronics design and heavy equipment design.

OpenMETA for Electronics Design

MetaMorph co-founder Dr. Ted Bapty demonstrates electronics design using OpenMETA at the Project Ara Developer's Conference.

OpenMETA for Construction Equipment Design 

25-minute walkthrough demonstration of OpenMETA being used to perform trade-off analysis on an Excavator design.

Case Studies


OpenMETA Vahana Case Study

Inspired by Project Vahana from A³ by Airbus, we built OpenMETA models of the Vahana Tilt-Wing Multirotor aircraft and a generic electric helicopter, using A³'s publicly released source code as a template.

Using the OpenMETA toolset, we performed a multidisciplinary optimization and analysis of the two models across a range of operating distances.


Our results replicates A³'s results and suggest that an electric tilt-wing multirotor aircraft offers a significantly lower direct operating cost (DOC) over a more traditional electric helicopter design around a target operational range of 100 km.

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MetaMorph provides professional support and development for OpenMETA, including the integration of company-proprietary tools and closed-source extensions.

Open-Source Software

Under OpenMETA's MIT Software License,
you are free to modify the software as you like and keep your modifications private.