New LinkageDesigner Application For Mechanical Design With Mathematica

CHAMPAIGN, IL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- Oct 18, 2005 -- Wolfram Research is pleased to announce the availability of LinkageDesigner, a new application package for virtual prototyping of linkages with Mathematica. LinkageDesigner provides an environment for modeling simple or complex mechanisms with minimal effort. Its complete integration with the Mathematica technical computing system allows engineers to perform more sophisticated and extensive analyses than are possible with other mechanism prototyping software.

LinkageDesigner was developed for parametrized mechanism modeling, the starting point for solving many design problems such as synthesis, path-planning, and mechanism corrections. It enables users to analyze, synthesize, and simulate linkages with serial chain, tree, and graph structures. Mathematica's symbolic calculation capabilities open the door to time-saving algebraic optimization and problem-solving methods for computer-aided mechanism design and CAD-CAM-CNC integration.

Features of LinkageDesigner include:

--  Automatic generation of nonredundant loop-closing equations for single
    and multiple loops
    
--  Detection of non-feasible and lock-up mechanisms while defining the
    model
    
--  Parametrized linkage definitions for identical treatment of 2D and 3D
    mechanisms
    
--  New flexible and user-extensible LinkageData data type for storage of
    all information associated with a mechanism
    
--  Easy copying of LinkageData objects between mechanisms
    
--  Calculation of translational velocity, angular velocity, and higher-
    order derivatives of any links in the linkage in closed form
    
--  Visualization and animation of linkages in Mathematica notebooks
    
--  Export to Dynamic Visualizer, LiveGraphics3D, or VRML97
    
LinkageDesigner comes with full electronic documentation in both PDF and Mathematica Help Browser formats. A Quick Tour provides an overview of the package's features to help new users get started quickly and easily, while detailed explanations provide a helpful reference to topics covered in a standard textbook on multibody kinematics.

Developed and supported by Dr. Gábor Erdõs, a senior research associate in the Computer and Automation Research Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Science, LinkageDesigner is available for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux platforms, and is designed for use with Mathematica 5.0 or higher.

More information is available on the LinkageDesigner website: http://www.wolfram.com/products/applications/linkagedesigner

Wolfram Research is the world's leading developer of computational software for science and technology, offering organization-wide computing solutions. Led by Mathematica, its flagship product, the company's software is relied on today by several million enthusiastic users around the world and has been the recipient of many industry awards. Wolfram Research was founded in 1987 by Stephen Wolfram, who continues to lead the company today. The company is headquartered in the United States, with offices in Europe and Japan. Go to http://www.wolfram.com for more information about Wolfram Research and its products.

Copyright (c) 2005 Wolfram Research, Inc. Mathematica is a registered trademark of Wolfram Research, Inc. LinkageDesigner is a trademark of Bit-Plié 2003 Bt. Mac OS is a registered trademark of Apple Computer, Inc. Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Mathematica is not associated with Mathematica Policy Research, Inc. or MathTech, Inc.

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