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Wolfram SystemModeler: Multibody Modeling and Simulation

In this course, a mechanical model of a joystick is developed. This is a 3D multibody model with custom subcomponents. The course focuses on studying and comparing the performance of different self-centering mechanisms for the joystick by simulating and visualizing the model.

Featured Products & Technologies: Wolfram SystemModeler
Level: Intermediate

Some experience with SystemModeler is recommended for the course.

On Demand
This course is available on demand (19:36) Free
This course is not currently scheduled.


  • Introduction to Multibody library: Modelica library for 3D mechanical systems
  • Joystick example—scenario and goals
  • Modeling: assembling a joystick in SystemModeler
  • Simulation: comparing and visualizing different designs