A Complete Tool for Modeling and Simulation

Dymola, Dynamic Modeling Laboratory, is a complete tool for modeling and simulation of integrated and complex systems for use within automotive, aerospace, robotics, process and other applications. Rapidly solve complex multi-disciplinary systems modeling and analysis problems, using Dymola's best-in-class Modelica and simulation technology. Dymola is a complete environment for model creation, testing, simulation and post-processing.

Empowering Multi-Engineering Modeling and Simulation

Dymola enables multi-domain modeling with an intuitive interface. It's open, customizable, and offers excellent interoperability, including FMI support, Python scripting, and Simulink integration. Its symbolic manipulation powers real-time Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulations.


Dymola has unique multi-engineering capabilities which means that models can consist of components from many engineering domains. This allows for models of complete systems that better represent the real world. Libraries in many different domains are available that contain components for mechanical, electrical, control, thermal, pneumatic, hydraulic, power train, thermodynamics, vehicle dynamics, air -conditioning, etc.
The capabilities of Dymola empower you to model and simulate any physical component that can be described by ordinary differential equations and algebraic equations at the lowest level, and drag-and-drop composition at higher levels

Intuitive Modeling

Dymola’s graphical editor and the multi-engineering libraries make modeling easy. The libraries include elements corresponding to physical devices which are simply dragged-and-dropped to build the model. Interactions between the components are conveniently described by graphical connections that model the physical coupling of the components. This means that models are intuitively organized the same way as the physical system is composed.

What is Dymola? It describes simulating and building models, and gives an introduction to the architecture of Dymola, Modelica and FMI.

Open and Flexible

The Dymola environment is completely open in contrast to many modeling tools that have a fixed set of component models and proprietary methods for introducing new components. Users of Dymola can easily introduce components that match the user’s own and unique needs. This can be done either from scratch or by using existing components as templates. The open and flexible structure makes Dymola an excellent tool to simulate new or alternative designs and technologies. Dymola is based on Modelica®, which is an object-oriented language for physical modeling developed by the Modelica Association.

Interoperablity Options

Dymola offers a broad variety of interoperability options. Profit from the full support of the FMI standard, Python scripting or use the Simulink interface. By combining the multi-domain modeling strengths of Dymola with the computational power of Simulia products as Abaqus, or iSight you will get faster simulations at a higher level of detail.

Symbolic Manipulation

Dymola has unique and outstanding performance for solving differential algebraic equations (DAE). The key to high performance and robustness is symbolic manipulation which also handles algebraic loop and reduced degrees-of-freedom caused by constraints. These techniques together with special numerical solvers enable real-time Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulations (HILS).

Watch our webinars to get a first overview about Dymola and its usage in different areas.

An introduction to Dymola

Learn how the power of Dymola and Modelica can drive the efficient modeling, simulation and validation of multi-domain dynamic systems to rapidly solve complex modeling and analysis problems. (15 minutes)

Combine mechanical, electrical, electronic, hydraulic, thermal, control, electric power or process components in a single systems model. Leverage a comprehensive set of domain specific libraries.

CATIA Intro to Modelica > Dassault Systemes

MBSE with Modelica and Dymola

Optimize systems development - from conceptual studies through to detailed HIL validation. Model-based system engineering is essential to speed the development of complex, multi-domain systems. (15 minutes)

Perform system concept assessments and architecture studies.
Apply first principles to systems design and design optimization.
Perform model reduction, system calibration and validate performance through Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL) simulation.

MBSE > Dassault Systemes

Building Models with Dymola

Watch this webinar to discover how the power of Modelica and Dymola can be used to quickly model, configure, simulate and validate the many different systems in a hybrid electric vehicle, for example, to evaluate the impact of different control system strategies. (21 minutes).

Start from simple systems models - that can be elaborated, refined and enriched. Rapidly solve complex multi-disciplinary systems modeling and analysis problems. Use model configuration management to quickly understand the impact of systems changes.

Building Models > Dassault Systemes

Sweeping Parameters in Dymola

Few models are simulated only once. In fact, running several simulations with different parameters and comparing the results is one of the most fundamental user tasks.

Starting in Dymola 2019 FD01 a modern user interface has been implemented, that allows the user to drag-and-drop variables that will be used to sweep and to visualize the results with 2D or 3D plots. 

Dymola Sweep > Dassault Systemes

Explore Dymola's Capabilities

Dymola Export Capabilities & Interfacing with Other Software > Dassault Systemes
Dymola Export Capabilities & Interfacing with Other Software
Dymola Supports FMI, Code & Model Exports to other Platforms and offers interfaces to other software.
Dymola Model Design Tools > Dassault Systemes
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Supporting Parameter Sweeps, Model Calibration, Design Optimization & Advanced Model Management
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Specialized Libraries for Seamless Modeling with Dymola and 3DEXPERIENCE.

Our biggest challenge is producing aircraft as efficiently as possible without increasing development costs, and this is why we use model-based development; it enables us to fully understand the benefits and limitations of the vehicle systems, how they interact with one another, and how to fit them together.

Ingela Lind
PhD, Technical Fellow at SAAB

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