Solver Execution

MotionSolve is the default solver available in MotionView. From the Analyze ribbon, Run tool group, click the Quick Start/Stop Motion Analysis icon to run a motion analysis based on the current settings.
Note: The progress is displayed in a separate window.

To select or change the analysis settings for a solver run, click the Analysis settings dialog satellite icon that appears when you hover over the Run tool. After making your selections, click the Run button to submit the model to the solver.

MotionView communicates with MotionSolve through an internal process to provide live animation and status updates as the solution progresses.

Tip: MotionView supports exporting the models to ADAMS and Abaqus.

Execute Solvers

MotionView allows you to save the solver input deck and invoke the solver in one step. To do this, a script (or .bat file on PC) must be registered in the preferences_mbd.mvw file available in the installation at ~altair_install/hw/prefinc. Use the *RegisterSolverScript() preference statement to register the solver script. When registered, the solver script can be executed by clicking Run in the Run Solver panel.


MotionSolve has two pre-registered invoke scripts. The MotionSolve script is used to submit runs to MotionSolve from MotionView. The other script, MotionSolve_HST, can be used while using MotionView with HyperStudy (a general optimization software).

The solver input deck format for MotionSolve is XML. For more information on MotionSolve and XML format, refer to the MotionSolve Reference Guide.

Other Solvers

For other third party solvers like ADAMS, the MotionView installation contains scripts that require you to edit them only once before using. These can be found in the <ALTAIR_HOME>\utility\mbd\launch_scripts\ directory.

MotionView exports to the following ADAMS solver input deck format: ADM/ACF.