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To help you get more out of your MADYMO software suite, here we bundle information about features that may be useful to make MADYMO work for you.

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Create referenced elements automatically

The MADYMO Workspace tool XMADgic allows you to create referenced elements automatically. Users that are creating, for example, a characteristic with yet to be defined loading and unloading functions, can easily fill in the names of the loading and unloading functions in the characteristic, right-click on the name and select "Create Referenced Element" or press <Ctrl>+M. The function will be automatically created with a unique ID and the NAME attribute already filled in.

Create referenced element

Quickly add content to your XML filter

The MADYMO Workspace tool XMADgic allows you to add additional elements and attributes to the XML filter easily. Users that want to filter the XML input on a set of elements and attributes can right-click on the XML keyword and select "Add to Filter". Multiple elements and attributes can be selected by holding down <Ctrl> while clicking on the keywords. All selected keywords will then be added to the filter simultaneously.


Add element or attribute to XML filter

Parameterization and mathematical expressions

The MADYMO input deck can be parameterized using the DEFINE element. The MADYMO input parser also allows to use mathematical expressions to calculate the value of attributes. Combining these features, users can align the mechanical properties for both Multi-Body (MB) belts and Finite Element (FE) belts. This is illustrated in the frontal ellipsoid application included in the MADYMO installation, where the density, dimensions and hysteresis slope are used as parameters to adapt the hysteresis and (un-)loading functions of the FE belt to match the properties used for the MB belt.

Mathematical expressions and parameters in XML input deck

Multiple viewers

The MADYMO Workspace tool XMADgic allows you to open two viewers simultaneously. By properly setting the options "Show active model when changing files" and "Refit graphics when changing files" from the Options Menu together with the XMADgic Viewer "Select Model(s)" icon users can use the multiple viewers to zoom in on one aspect of a particular model in one viewer while simultaneously keeping an overview on the model in the other viewer. This is illustrated here on the MADYMO YouTube channel.

Multiple viewers in XMADgic

MADYMO explained on YouTube

MADYMO features are explained in detail on YouTube. Our channel contains movies that give an overview on all MADYMO products, for example XMADgic and Objective Rating, and also features detailed instructions on specific items like how to set up a license, how to run MPP coupling and how to change the orientation of a joint. The MADYMO YouTube channel can be found here.

MADYMO YouTube channel

Flexible layout in XMADgic

Since XMADgic V7.5.1 the separate docking windows for the Output, XML elements and attributes and the XML viewer can be organized more easily by also dragging windows to the left of the XML viewer. This is particularly convenient when building a new MADYMO model or modifying an existing model where often larger sets of new XML elements and attributes must be entered in the XML tree. Also the output docking window can be positioned left of the tree view, which facilitates a better overview of the MADYMO output, validation warnings and errors as well as the applied filters.

Illustration of flexible docking of windows in XMADGic

Parameter overview

The DEFINE overview tool in XMADgic produces an overview of all parameters (DEFINE elements) used in the MADYMO input deck. The overview shows where the DEFINE elements are defined, which value they assume at that particular location and what value they get finally at the location where they are used. This is particularly useful when building parameterized input decks which use the feature that parameters can have a local value inside a SYSTEM.MODEL that is different from the global value used elsewhere in the input deck. The DEFINE overview tool is launched through the View menu or by using <Ctrl>+F5.

Illustration of the DEFINE overview

More information about the MADYMO product suite can be found by following these links.