If you run, build, or design power plants for a living, this might be your day.
has announced the availability of SimPowerSystems 3, the latest version of their tool for modeling and simulating power systems.
The software provides electrical engineers with the ability to analyze power system behavior in advance of the construction of costly physical prototypes. SimPowerSystems 3 has the ability to model and simulate self-contained power systems in everything from a car to a power generating plant.
The software uses the same physical modeling architecture as SimMechanics, the company’s software for modeling mechanical systems, and allows for the design and analysis of power generation, transmission, distribution and consumption of electrical systems in a single environment. Using SimPowerSystems 3 engineers can build graphical power electronic circuits as well as model and simulate electro-mechanical components in Simulink, the industry standard for dynamic systems simulation.
The software is available immediately for Mac OS X, as well as Windows and UNIX/Linux. Prices start at US$2,000.