Adams is the most widely used multibody
dynamics and motion analysis software in the world. Adams helps
engineers to study the dynamics of moving parts, how loads and
forces are distributed throughout mechanical systems, and to
improve and optimize the performance of their products.
Traditional "build and test" design methods are expensive, time consuming, and impossible to do sometimes. CAD-based tools help to evaluate things like interference between parts, and basic kinematic motion, but neglect the true physics-based dynamics of complex mechanical systems. FEA is suited for studying linear vibration and transient dynamics, but inefficient at analyzing large rotations and other highly nonlinear motion of full mechanical systems.
Adams multibody dynamics software enables engineers to easily
create and test virtual prototypes of mechanical systems in a
fraction of the time and cost required for physical build and test.
Unlike most CAD embedded tools, Adams incorporates real physics by
simultaneously solving equations for kinematics, statics,
quasi-statics, and dynamics.
Utilizing multibody dynamics solution technology, Adams runs nonlinear dynamics in a fraction of the time required by FEA solutions. Loads and forces computed by Adams simulations improve the accuracy of FEA by providing better assessment of how they vary throughout a full range of motion and operating environments.
Optional modules available with Adams allow users to integrate mechanical components, pneumatics, hydraulics, electronics, and control systems technologies to build and test virtual prototypes that accurately account for the interactions between these subsystems.