Desktop Engineering Awards MathWorks SimMechanics Product of the Year

7/29/2003 - The MathWorks announced that SimMechanics has won the 2002 Desktop Engineering Readers' Choice Product of the Year Award. SimMechanics was recognized over eleven competing products that received the publication's monthly Readers' Choice honors throughout 2002. SimMechanics received initial Readers' Choice Award honors in Desktop Engineering's September 2002 issue. The awards are determined by the number of reader responses elicited by product profiles in the magazine and on its Web site.

"Desktop Engineering's Readers' Choice Awards are key demonstrators of industry interest around proven solutions like SimMechanics from The MathWorks," said Jennifer Runyon, managing editor of Desktop Engineering . "By selecting SimMechanics for this award, our readers have made a clear and resounding statement about the application's strong functionality, overall innovation, and its resulting popularity."

SimMechanics is the first suite of tools to offer capabilities for engineering design and simulation of mechanical systems within The MathWorks Simulink® environment. Control engineers in the automotive, aerospace, robotics, industrial equipment, and manufacturing industries benefit from the product's model-based design capabilities. Using SimMechanics, engineers can analyze their designs early in the design cycle, allowing them to evaluate the performance of the system, make adjustments, and eliminate problems before committing to a prototype.

"This recognition further validates the industry buzz that exists around The MathWorks products for modeling and simulation," said Paul Barnard, control design automation marketing director, The MathWorks. "Awards like this one from Desktop Engineering are important in that they recognize the most critical market indicator users. SimMechanics empowers engineers with the ability to model a system before they build it, creating vast opportunities for resource savings."

The MathWorks announced the general availability of SimMechanics 2.0 in January of this year, and followed that update with the May release of SimMechanics 2.1. With this latest release, engineers can simulate their mechanical models on real-time hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) systems, allowing them to test and improve their controller and mechanical designs earlier in the design cycle. For information on the pricing and availability of SimMechanics, visit The MathWorks Web site at

About Desktop Engineering
Desktop Engineering (DE) magazine provides design solutions from concept through manufacture to 63,000 design engineers and engineering managers who use MCAD, data analysis, EDM/PDM/PLM, and data acquisition hardware and software in the manufacturing and process industries. DE is published by Helmers Publishing Inc. (HPI), which was established in 1979. The company also publishes Supply Chain Systems Magazine, the premier magazine covering the integration of data capture technologies across the supply chain. For more information on HPI's magazines, visit and

About The MathWorks
The MathWorks is the world's leading developer of technical computing software for engineers and scientists in industry, government, and education. With an extensive product set based on MATLAB and Simulink, The MathWorks provides software and services to solve challenging problems and accelerate innovation in automotive, aerospace, communications, financial services, biotechnology, electronics, instrumentation, process, and other industries.

The MathWorks was founded in 1984 and employs more than 1,000 people worldwide, with headquarters in Natick, Massachusetts. For additional information, visit

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