ATA Engineering Announces the Release of IMAT v4.1.0

Enhancements include new plotting capabilities in core IMAT, displaying options for coordinate traces in IMAT+FEA, and more

SAN DIEGO, Calif., October 6, 2011 — ATA is excited to announce the release of version 4.1.0 of the IMAT family of software products. IMAT is a MATLAB interface designed for test and analysis engineers who work with large engineering data sets. This release brings a number of exciting new enhancements to the powerful functionality available in IMAT.

Notable Core IMAT Upgrades:

Eliminate the hassles associated with data extraction and plotting in MATLAB. IMAT’s new plotyy function allows you to plot two sets of functions on a double y-axis with full integration of powerful IMAT plotting capabilities that are not available in MATLAB, including windowing of data and templates.

Notable IMAT+FEA Upgrades:

You can now display coordinate traces and coordinate systems on a finite element model (FEM) using the visualization toolkit (VTK). For test purposes, coordinate traces are a great way to visualize measurement points and compare against actual installation locations. This is also a great tool for pretest analysis, allowing you to visualize proposed test degrees of freedom (DOFs).


Notable IMAT+Modal Upgrades:

No need to decipher node locations, angles, etc., any more when choosing shaker locations. Enhance your test readiness by directly visualizing where shakers should be located. IMAT’s new plot_shaker_locations function allows you to graphically display the shaker locations returned by shaker_locator directly on the FEM.

Notable IMAT+SignalUpgrades:

There is now a shortcut for filtering on coordinate traces instead of using the channels GUI. Quickly sift through your test data to a predefined set of nodes using the Responses listbox context menu.

Download IMAT v4.1.0

IMAT v4.1.0 is available to any IMAT user who is current with maintenance, enhance­ments, and support (ME&S). There is no cost for upgrading to v4.1.0. Customers can download the latest version here.

To upgrade your IMAT to version 4.1.0 or to learn more about these new features, please call Sherry at 858.480.2074, or send an email to