Block Libraries

Learn about block libraries for building dynamic system models.

Library Organization

The blocks in a library are organized into directories called palettes. Each library can have multiple palettes to expose different sets of blocks. From the Palette Browser in the workspace, the palettes are displayed as nested directories. When opened in the modeling window, palettes are displayed hierarchically as diagrams.

The standard System library of the software includes the Activate and Modelica palettes. These palettes hold a wide range of predefined blocks. Additional libraries are available in the Professional version of Activate including HyperSpice and Hydraulics by Fluidon.

Library Management

The software includes a Library Manager tool for facilitating the creation, installation, and editing of block libraries. A set of APIs is also available for these operations.

Libraries are versioned for managing additions or modifications to the libraries.

Library Contents

Libraries contain an organized set of OML scripts, demos, utilities and help files:

Library Customization

A set of functions is available for customizing libraries. See the chapter on Libraries in the Extended Definitions for Advanced Users.

Library Licensing

Activate supports licensed third-party and external libraries. Licenses are implemented based on the Altair Licensing system.