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Revolutionising Modelling and Simulation in Engineering with NetBeans

04.04.2011
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deltatheta aims to revolutionise modelling and simulation in engineering, and bring model-based engineering firmly into the design process. Our software tools are "designed for engineers by engineers" with user interface and integration into tools and processes taking priority. The company was founded in 2009 and is based in Coventry, UK.
 
Our software supports an open-standard modelling language called Modelica. Modelica® is a non-proprietary, object-oriented, equation based language to conveniently model complex physical systems containing, e.g., mechanical, electrical, electronic, hydraulic, thermal, control, electric power or process-oriented subcomponents.
 
Vertex™ is an engineering system simulation tool coupling the power and flexibility of Modelica® modelling to parametric CAD, spreadsheets and control system design software, bridging the gap between engineering design and simulation. Models are assembled in a schematic diagram editor or using Modelica code in a code-completing editor.
 

 
Converge™ is the first and only dedicated version control and history analysis tool for Modelica models. Designed purely for comparing revisions of Modelica models, Converge allows engineers to discover sources of changes or errors in simulations, navigate dependencies, and maintain robust modelling libraries.
 

 
Both Vertex and Converge are built on the NetBeans Platform. The modular architecture is used to share code between these products and also custom tools. Many NetBeans APIs have been used, including the Visual Library and Editor and Diff libraries.
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