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MotionSolve is a system level, multibody solver that is based on the principles of mechanics.

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MotionSolve^{®} is an integrated solution to analyze, evaluate, and optimize the performance of multibody systems.

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Based on your input, MotionSolve formulates the equations of motion characterizing your system. Simulation refers to the process of solving these equations using a computer.

Transient simulation can be performed on systems with zero or greater degrees of freedom. For systems with zero degrees of freedom, kinematic simulation is used. For systems with more than zero degrees of freedom, the dynamic simulation is used.

Maximum Kinetic Energy Attrition Method and Force Imbalance Method for static and quasi-static simulations.

General multibody systems are almost always nonlinear. Nonlinearities may arise from force elements with nonlinear constitutive relations, constraints, or kinematics. In general, nonlinear systems are notoriously difficult to analyze. You may find it useful to study linearized versions of your models created using MotionSolve.

These four basic simulation types - transient, static, quasi-static, and linear - can be combined in general ways to exercise your models in complex ways.

This manual provides a detailed list and usage information regarding command statements, model statements, functions and the Subroutine Interface available in MotionSolve.

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