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NI MATRIXx 8.0 delivers project-based development env't

Posted: 11 May 2007 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:model-based design software? MBD software suite? project-based development environment? MATRIXx 8.0?

The new MATRIXx 8.0 software suite from National Instruments features a revamped user interface and introduces a project-based development environment to help engineers, designers and researchers in industries such as aerospace and automotive better manage large projects.

The latest version of the software suite for model-based design, simulation and embedded code generation also offers backward compatibility with MATRIXx 7.1, enabling users to easily import their catalogs and models into the new version without any conversion.

The project-based development environment in MATRIXx 8.0 provides users with several organizational tools to handle large projects easily. Users now have a data dictionary to manage information associated with a project as well as a search utility that assists with the navigation through models. The project-based environment also features help resources and a new model comparison utility to provide hierarchical differencing between SuperBlocks, giving users an easy way to identify changes between different versions of the same model.

MATRIXx 8.0 also delivers improvements to the user interface with a general modernization of the development environment. The updated development environment aligns with standard Windows conventions and features such as right-click and integrated help menus as well as drag-and-drop and double-click options. With features similar to Windows, MATRIXx 8.0 provides a familiar interface that new users can take advantage of to create applications quickly and easily, said NI.

With the same file formats from the previous version of the software, MATRIXx 8.0 offers backward and forward compatibility with 7.1.x catalogs and files to give users a smooth transition between the two versions of the software. Users can import their 7.1.x catalogs and files into the new version of the software without any conversion as well as use applications created in MATRIXx 8.0 in the MATRIXx 7.1 environment. Moreover, the simulator code, Xmath algorithms and numeric libraries remain unchanged, guaranteeing the same results to users who upgrade to the latest version of the software.




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