Upload an FMU File to Run a Simulation Model

The Functional Mock-up Interface (FMI) standard is an open and tool-independent standard for exchange of models between tools. FMI defines a C interface that is implemented by an executable called a Functional Mock-up Unit (FMU).

FMU is a standard for exporting and importing simulation models. There are two types:

  • Static FMU: doesn’t use state variables and it needs to have the last output calculated to calculate the new value
  • Dynamic FMU: stores the value of the last output calculated in a state variable

FMU files can be generated in many simulation tools, for example using Altair Activate, a block diagram environment for model-based development and multi-domain simulation.

To create a new FMU function:

  1. Click to add a New Function, named it and choose FMU as template:

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  2. Click to upload the FMU file and save the function. Note that the FMU file needs to be compiled in Linux.

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  3. To test the FMU function, use the API Inspector to invoke it, as follows:

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    1. You can also try the following endpoints to retrieve the inputs and the outputs of your function:

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