There is a lot in this section, so I'll get right
to the point.
If you are working in Windows, there are only four
tools that you need to do some productive modeling
- ModelProject - this tool lets you name the current
modeling project. This name is then shared with all of
the other tools.
- ModelSorter - this tool sorts the setup code in the
model specification document to insure that the code is
calculated in the corrent sequence.
- ModelBuilder - this tool parses the model specification
document, generates the Modelica source code and runs the
Modelica compiler. The Modelica compiler, in turn, emits
the executable code that is used in calculating solutions.
- ModelSolver - this tool parses the model specification
document and fetches the Modelica executable code. The
tool then presents an interactive solution environment,
highlighted by interactive control of the parameter space
and graphical and numerical display of solutions.
plus a valid installation of the OpenModelica
numerical methods invironment.
Tools are presented here for both Windows and Linux
operating systems and for both GUI and terminal
I've further stratified tools into three levels of
- Essential - discussed above.
- Useful - these tools are useful when big
models are involved.
- Not So Useful - these tools are occasionally
useful when something bad happens, but otherwise
they can safely be ignored.