SINAMICS DriveSim Basic

Jan. 13, 2022
Siemens' SINAMICS DriveSim Basic is easy to operate and compatible with many simulation programs.

Drives and their behavior in machines and plants can be simulated, adapted, and optimized with the software solution SINAMICS DriveSim Basic.


The solution bridges the gap between logical and mechanical simulation, and it enables machine and plant manufacturers to accelerate their own development phase. The application focus is on simulation support of the customer application. The simulation provides answers to drive questions even before a concrete product selection has been made. For the virtual commissioning of the PLC control with known Profidrive telegrams or complex mechanics on the virtual drive shaft, the model provides a reliable representation of the drive system in the required level of detail.


One possible application scenario is the coupling of the PLC and the mechanical model via SINAMICS DriveSim Basic. The calculated load profiles can then be loaded into the TIA Selection Tool or SIZER, and a drive selection can be made. The required drive parameters and interfaces known from the real world are available for the simulation.


Users configure only the part of the drive that is needed for simulation purposes. The models in the solution seamlessly link to the existing drive documentation and have been validated against real SINAMICS drives using the same test vectors.

  • Compatible with many simulation programs
  • Verified and validated in the test lab
  • Easy to apply and operate
  • Time-saving, fast simulation