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Latest MapleSim Release Makes Difficult Modelling Tasks Easier

Maplesoft today announced a major new release of MapleSim, an advanced system-level modelling tool that enables innovation and reduces development risk, allowing engineering organisations to create better products, faster.

MapleSim is a natural environment for modelling multidomain systems that supports the rapid creation and testing of initial concepts so engineers can try out more ideas in less time, identify and prevent unexpected interactions between different domains, and generate computationally efficient models. MapleSim is used across a wide variety of applications and industries, including the creation of physics-based Digital Twins. Because Digital Twins in MapleSim do not require test data to predict behaviour, they can be used for conceptual design as well as validating product performance, design changes, and diagnostics. The latest release provides new and improved model development and analysis tools, expands modelling scope, introduces new deployment options, and strengthens toolchain connectivity.

MapleSim 2017 includes significant additions to the collection of built-in interactive model analysis tools. Choosing the correct initial values for a model is an extremely important and often extremely difficult task, and the new Initialization Diagnostics App provides insight into the initialization process to help engineers determine how the initial values are computed and what actions are needed to adjust them. The new Modal Analysis App helps engineers explore and understand the natural vibration modes of their mechanism, so they can identify which modes will have the biggest impact on the design and determine how to reduce the vibration in the final product.

Other improvements include over 100 new components, including expansions to the Electrical and Magnetic libraries. MapleSim 2017 also provides a new Modelica® code editor that makes it easier to create Modelica-based custom components, new options that simplify the creation of custom analysis tools, and enhanced support for connectivity with other modeling tools through FMI export. The MapleSim family of products now also includes MapleSim Explorer, a cost-effective deployment solution that enables organizations to make the knowledge embedded in their MapleSim models available to more people.

In addition, the new MapleSim 2017 release includes a new add-on component library. The MapleSim Heat Transfer Library from CYBERNET provides a comprehensive view into the heat transfer effects present in a model, enabling engineers to refine their design to improve performance and avoid overheating. The MapleSim Heat Transfer Library from CYBERNET is useful for any situation where heat generation is a concern, especially when there are moving boundaries between heat generating components, such as motors, batteries, printers, and manufacturing equipment.

“Maplesoft is committed to helping companies translate their engineering expertise into a system-level modeling tool, so they can truly reap the rewards that come from using this approach,” says Dr. Laurent Bernardin, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Scientist at Maplesoft.  “MapleSim helps companies use Digital Twins and other virtual prototypes to get key insight along the entire engineering design process. It also helps organizations capture, deepen, preserve, and leverage their engineering knowledge, so they avoid common pitfalls and experience success in their modeling projects.”

MapleSim is available in English, Japanese, and French.


Maplesoft™, a subsidiary of Cybernet Systems Co., Ltd. in Japan, is the leading provider of high-performance software tools for engineering, science, and mathematics. Its product suite reflects the philosophy that given great tools, people can do great things.

Maplesoft™, a subsidiary of Cybernet Systems Co., Ltd. in Japan, is the leading provider of high-performance software tools for engineering, science, and mathematics. Its product suite reflects the philosophy that given great tools, people can do great things.

Maplesoft’s core technologies include the world’s most advanced symbolic computation engine and revolutionary system-level modeling techniques. Combined, these technologies provide cutting-edge solutions for design, modeling, and high-performance simulation.

Maplesoft’s products help to reduce errors, shorten design times, lower costs, and improve results. The Maplesoft product suite includes Maple™, the technical computing and documentation environment, and MapleSim™, the high-performance, multi-domain modeling and simulation tool for physical systems.

Engineers, scientists, and mathematicians use Maplesoft products to enable them to work better, faster, and smarter. Maplesoft’s customers include Ford, Bosch, Boeing, NASA, Canadian Space Agency, Canon and Motorola, covering sectors such as automotive, aerospace, electronics, defense, energy, financial services, consumer products, and entertainment. With Toyota, Maplesoft founded the Plant Modeling Consortium to promote the development of new design techniques for automotive and related industries.

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