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 FEA, SPICE, 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.
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
OpenMETA for Construction Equipment Design
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.
MetaMorph provides professional support and development for OpenMETA, including the integration of company-proprietary tools and closed-source extensions.
Under OpenMETA's MIT Software License,
you are free to modify the software as you like and keep your modifications private.