The PlanarMechanics library was created especially for modeling multibody systems with two-dimensional mechanical components. Compared to the MultiBody library, currently available in the Modelica Standard Library, it is simpler to use and it is more optimized to planar modeling. Planar models of mechanical systems are useful in many different applications, for example, in contact problems that are more easily modeled in 2D than in 3D.
Hierarchical and large-scale modeling of mechanical systems in two dimensions
Compact library and model design, which means fewer parameters and shorter build time
Subpackages with components for vehicle and gear modeling, joints, sensors, and visualizers
Numerous example models that show the wide variety of systems that can be modeled with the library, such as robots, vehicles, and crab cranes
A PlanarWorld model that can be used to set up almost all global parameters, such as the animation of joints, parts, and sources
Built-in animation of all models, providing an easy visual check of your modeling process