Engineering Software

Computer simulation is a key part of the automotive development process. Lotus Engineering Software has been developed by automotive engineers, using them on many powertrain and vehicle projects at Lotus over the past 20 years.

The philosophy under-pinning Lotus Engineering Software is to offer simulation tools which enable the user to generate models very quickly, using a mixture of embedded design criteria and well-structured interface functionality.

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To purchase any of the software below or for further information contact us by email.

Lotus Suspension Analysis (SHARK)

A market leading application for suspension modelling and design from the world-leaders in vehicle ride and handling; the Lotus Suspension Analysis SHARK module is a suspension geometric and kinematic modelling tool, with a user- friendly interface which makes it easy to apply changes to proposed geometry and instantaneously assess their impact through graphical results.

Lotus Concept Valve Train (LCVT)

A cam profiling application that comprehensively encompasses all aspects of valve train design; LCVT models all aspects including contact stress, float speed, radius of curvature and valve to piston interference to enable the design and development of a camshaft profile. The simplified dynamic analysis module also allows detailed dynamic behaviour to be investigated.


Technical Support

If you have any problems or questions regarding Lotus Engineering Software that the software help files cannot answer, please feel free to contact our team of developers. 

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Getting Started

A series of ‘getting started’ documents are available. Each one takes the user through a particular software product or task, in a series of structured tutorials. Detailed screen shots and the required user inputs provide an ideal introduction to the features of the products.

The ‘Getting Started’ documents are included as part of the individual product install files, but can be direclty downloaded here through the links below;

Software Downloads

Lotus Vehicle Simulation, Lotus Suspension Analysis – Shark and  Lotus Concept Valvetrain programs are protected by a Flexlm licencing system that requires a valid license file to run. Software is for Windows Operating Systems Only.

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A freeware single cylinder version of Lotus Engine Simulation is available to download here , with associated documentation (updated Jan 2016).

The freeware version of Lotus Engine Simulation is a single cylinder version with up to three sensors and actuators. No licence files are required to run this version of the product, which has been tested on most popular versions of Windows. As this version of the software is offered as freeware Lotus Engineering will not guarantee that they are able to respond to users support enquiries.

Software Release Notes

Lotus Suspension Analysis

Lotus Concept Valve Train

Academic Licenses

Academic licenses are available for use within an academic environment for the purpose of research or teaching. Whilst under academic licensing a single seat of one product is offered free of charge, an academic license fee is payable for multiple seats and/or products.  Use of the software for consultancy purposes or any off-site use requires prior approval by Lotus.

Support of the software will be controlled on an hourly basis up to a maximum cumulative total. All support should be directed through a nominated member of staff at the educational establishment and will be restricted to telephone / email interaction.

Lotus reserves the right to control the use of its name with respect to any project in which the software has been employed.

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