Wolfram SystemModeler

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Wolfram SystemModeler
Wolfram SystemModeler logo
Developer(s) Wolfram Research
Stable release
5.1 / 08 March 2018
Operating system Windows, macOS and Linux
Type Object-oriented programming
License Proprietary
Website Wolfram SystemModeler

Wolfram SystemModeler, developed by Wolfram MathCore, is a platform for engineering as well as life-science modeling and simulation based on the Modelica language. It provides an interactive graphical modeling and simulation environment and a customizable set of component libraries.


The features of Wolfram SystemModeler include:[1]

  • Graphical user interface for drag-and-drop modeling
  • Full control of simulations with an interactive notebook environment powered by the Wolfram Language
  • Instant animations
  • Perform your own symbolic and numerical computations by accessing the full model equations and simulation results of your models
  • Textual user interface for equation-based Modelica modeling, simulation, documentation, and analysis
  • A-causal (component-based) and causal (block-based) modeling
  • Reusable components allowing for quick exploration of alternative designs and scenarios
  • An extensive built-in component library and an additional library store
  • Multidomain modeling, including:
    • 1D and 3D mechanics
    • Electrics
    • Hydraulics
    • Thermodynamics
    • Control engineering
    • Systems biology
  • Frequency, sensitivity, and reliability analyses
  • Integration with Mathematica for analysis and documentation of models and simulations
  • Importing and exporting via the Functional_Mock-up_Interface.
  • Sharing and publishing models and simulation results in common formats such as PDF, HTML and LaTex


Wolfram SystemModeler's primary interface, Model Center, is an interactive graphical environment including a customizable set of component libraries. Models developed in Model Center can be simulated in the Simulation Center. The software also provides a tight integration with the Mathematica environment. Users can develop, simulate, document, and analyze their Wolfram SystemModeler models within Mathematica notebooks. The software is used in the engineering field as well as in the life sciences.


Originally developed by MathCore Engineering as MathModelica, it was acquired by Wolfram Research on March 30, 2011.[2] It was then re-released as Wolfram SystemModeler on May 23, 2012,[3][4][5][6][7] with improved integration with Wolfram Mathematica.

Modeling Language[edit]

Wolfram SystemModeler uses the free object-oriented modeling language Modelica - a language designed for the modeling of physical systems, designed to support effective library development and model exchange. It is a modern language built on acausal modeling with mathematical equations and object-oriented constructs to facilitate reuse of modeling knowledge.[8] The latest release of the Wolfram Language version 11.3 now supports direct access to Modelica libraries for system simulation and analysis from a notebook interface.

Release history[edit]

Name/Version Date
SystemModeler 1.0 March 2011
SystemModeler 3.0 May 2012
SystemModeler 4.0 July 2014
SystemModeler 4.0.1 September 2014
SystemModeler 4.1 March 2015
SystemModeler 4.2 December 2015
SystemModeler 4.3 October 2016
SystemModeler 5.0 July 2017
SystemModeler 5.1 March 2018

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Features of SystemModeler".
  2. ^ Wolfram, Stephen. "Launching a New Era in Large-Scale Systems Modeling".
  3. ^ Wolfram, Stephen. "Launching a New Era in Large-Scale Systems Modeling".
  4. ^ "Model the World with Wolfram's New Software for Engineers".
  5. ^ "Wolfram Expands into System Modeling".
  6. ^ "Wolfram New SystemModeler Software Helps Engineers Create Complex Simulations".
  7. ^ "Wolfram SystemModeler Takes On Large Scale System Modeling".
  8. ^ "Modelica Language Specification, Version 3.4" (PDF). Modelica Association. April 10, 2017. Retrieved March 16, 2018.

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