CATIA Dymola

Advanced Technology for Systems Engineering 

What can you do with CATIA Dymola?

Model Creation, Testing, Simulation & Post Processing

CATIA 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. 

CATIA Dymola Robot Plot

Key Advantages of Dymola


Compatible model libraries for many engineering fields enable high-fidelity modeling of complex integrated systems.

Free and commercial libraries

Users can easily build own or adapt existing components to match unique needs. Comprehensive portfolio of model libraries.

Symbolic equation processing

Relieves the user from converting equations to assignment statements or block diagrams, increasing efficiency and robustness.


Acausal, equation-oriented models allow a component to be used in different contexts and a model to be used for different studies.


A powerful, object-oriented and formally defined modeling language.


Real-time 3D animation and import of CAD files for visualization.

Powerful interoperability

Benefit from options with full FMI support and interfaces to Python, the SIMULIA tools Abaqus and iSight as well as Simulink.

Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulation (HILS)

Real-time simulation on dSPACE and xPC.

Optimize Systems Development

Enhancing MBSE with Dymola

CATIA Dymola is a physical modeling and simulation environment, for model-based design of dynamic systems which adopts the Modelica language and is accompanied by a portfolio of multi-disciplinary libraries covering the mechanical, electrical, control, thermal, pneumatic, hydraulic, powertrain, thermodynamics, vehicle dynamics and air-conditioning domains.

Dymola allows designers and engineers to 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, using Dymola allows users to:

  • 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.
CATIA Dymola - Dynamic Vehicle Behavior Modeling
Complete Automotive Testing

CATIA Dymola for Dynamic Vehicle Simulation 

DYMOLA provides a full end-to-end solution for dynamic vehicle simulation. This package allows designers and engineers to: 

  • Model components such as the engine, crank shaft, transmission, and vehicle all in a single interface. 
  • Simulate the behavior of the vehicle in relation to real-world influences. 
  • Create vehicle architecture and interfaces and extend this for implementing variants. 
  • Implementing vehicle controllers such as transmission controllers. 
  • Leverage vehicle systems modeling and analysis libraries.