Next Steps

Now that you have installed the tools and successfully run a simple analysis with OpenMETA, we recommend you complete one or more of the tutorials in the following chapters.


The LED Tutorial guides you through building and analyzing a simple LED circuit project. The Walkthroughs chapter showcases a couple of example models that demonstrate the power of the OpenMETA tools.

When you are comfortable with the tools, reading the reference chapters will help solidify the concepts of the OpenMETA modeling environment.

Reference - Modeling

The OpenMETA Projects chapter explains more about how OpenMETA projects are stored on your computer and how they can be managed using a Version Control System (VCS).

The Components, Component Assemblies, and Design Spaces chapters cover the key concepts and modeling elements used to create a model of a system and express the variability of that system.

The Interpreters and Test Benches chapters describe the tools used for code generation or the creation of executable analysis in a single domain.

The Parametric Exploration Tool (PET) chapter covers OpenMETA’s multi-disciplinary analysis framework. PETs allows for OpenMETA test benches and external tools from multiple domains to be composed as analysis blocks in a single analysis workflow. These workflows can then be executed using design of experiments or optimization drivers.

The Integrated Domains chapter enumerates all the major domains that have been integrated with OpenMETA and covers how to configure OpenMETA with the necessary domain-specific external tools. Furthermore, this chapter explains the domain-specific model elements, attributes, and principles for each domain.

Reference - Execution

The Results Browser and Visualizer chapters describe the tools provided with OpenMETA to manage and visualize the generated Test Bench and Parametric Exploration Tool results.


The META Reference Guide and Connectors Explained appendices are used for reference and understanding of some of the more complex concepts within OpenMETA.

Finally, the Legacy Documentation chapter links to the old version of the documentation.