LMS International, Leuven, Belgium, will acquire Imagine, Roanne, France, a provider of 1-D multi-phyics simulation solutions for mechanical and mechatronic systems. The acquisition allows LMS to expand its simulation and physical testing capabilities, delivering a complete set of applications to model, simulate, and test real-life behavior of mechanical and mechatronic systems. Imagine's AMESim software suite offers a 1-D virtual system analysis platform that allows users to model multi-domain mechatronic systems and to simulate their multi-physics performance.

The AMESim suite simulates the multi-physics behavior of mechanical and mechatronic systems in the concept stage, long before detailed CAD or 3-D simulation models become available. Through up-front analysis and validation of early concepts, development teams can reduce time, costs, and risks in product development.