• planar mechanisms
  • design, simulation and optimization
  • CAD-interface, DXF import/export

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  • beam, slider, spring
  • belt, gear, rack-and-pinion
  • non-linear spring, curved slider

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  • positions, angle and lengths
  • velocity, acceleration, force and torque
  • user expressions

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  • composition of standard profiles
  • textfile
  • multiple actuators

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  • all geometry
  • multiple parameters
  • function or path

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  • angle-function generation
  • 4-bar mechanisms
  • exact linear guiding

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Clear illustration of your lessons

SAM makes your mechanism course more lively and your practical exercises more fun for your students. At the end this leads to improved knowledge transfer, motivated students and higher grades.


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Design engineers

The tool you can rely on!

Mechanism design is just one of the many challenges that you have to face. If it’s not your daily routine, it is important that the tools you are using, are easy and intuitive. Most of our development staff has a mechanical design background, so we understand your needs!


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Increase your solution space in no time!

With SAM you can tackle any mechanism design challenge, perform motion/force-analysis and even improve the initial design with state-of-the-art optimization based on a mixed evolutionary algorithm and Simplex approach.


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Latest news

Written on Wednesday, 02 March 2022 22:31
SAM 8.2 is available and provides the following new functionality:- Unified import of data (no more linking to files + option to interpret data as SI or current units)- Text…
Written on Thursday, 07 January 2021 20:04
SAM 8.1 is available and provides the following new functionality. The analysis time in SAM is shortened by a factor of 4 to 5, which results in major time savings,…
Written on Monday, 26 August 2019 15:00
We are proud to anounce the new version of SAM. We introduce about 10 new features and also many improvements in the use of SAM. The release notes show a…