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Engineering: Machine Design

Maplesoft’s suite of tools for modeling and analyzing engineering systems relieves the burden that is typically associated with using traditional simulation tools to develop high-fidelity models. Maplesoft’s next-generation graphical tools for model development and analysis dramatically reduce the time and cost of up-front analysis, virtual prototyping, and parameter optimization of system designs.

Maple and MapleSim are used extensively for designing multi-domain systems where kinematic, dynamic, and thermal behaviors need to be considered. The suite includes tools for easily transferring your work into your existing design toolchain, including SolidWorks®, AutoDesk Inventor®, and Siemens® NX®.


High-performance multi-domain modeling and simulation.

The essential technical computing software for today’s engineers.

MapleSim Connector
MapleSim Connector
Automatic generation of Simulink® S-functions from MapleSim models. The generated ANSI-C code is compatible with Simulink® Coder™ for simulation on supported platforms such as dSPACE, xPC Target, and B&R Automation Studio Target for Simulink®.
MapleSim Control Design Connector
MapleSim Control Design Toolbox
A solid set of essential control design tools that extend MapleSim's exceptional plant modeling capabilities to support control design.
MapleSim LabVIEW Connector
MapleSim Connector for LabVIEW™ and NI VeriStand™ Software
Include high-fidelity MapleSim models in your LabVIEW VIs and NI VeriStand Applications. The generated code is highly optimized for execution on all floating-point real-time processors from National Instruments.
Structural Mechanics for Maple
Structural Mechanics for Maple
Allows the calculation of statics and dynamics of spatial beam structures including discrete masses and inertias in points, springs and dampers.

Identify optimal design parameters for complex Maple and MapleSim design problems. (Third-party product)

Sample Applications
Mechanical Cam Profile
Tension-Controlling Roll-to-Roll Model
Contact Models
LQR Control Deisgn for an Inverted Pendulum on a Cart System
Hydraulic Cylinder Circuit with In/Out Switch Control
Dynamic Response of a Planar Seven-Body Mechanism
Control of a Compliant Belt-Drive System
Windshield Wiper Mechanism

User Stories
MapleSim Helps Improve Your Golf Game

MapleSim Helps Improve Your Golf Game

Cleveland Golf explores ways to increase the performance of their drivers using MapleSim.

Ulysse Nardin lengthens the running time of new watches using Maple

Ulysse Nardin lengthens the running time of new watches using Maple

Maple doubles the operating time of watches using symbolic calculation techniques.

Excavator Component Supplier Reduces Effort

Excavator Component Supplier Reduces Effort

Modeling the mechanical, hydraulic, and electrical components of an excavator.

Automotive Battery Model Gives Better Results

Modifying a Comprehensive Touch Screen Model

The challenge of creating a model of a capacitive touch screen.

Increasing the Loading Capacity of Hydraulic Scissor Lift

Increasing the Loading Capacity of Hydraulic Scissor Lift

Using MapleSim to calculate the pressures and forces in hydraulic cylinders.

MapleSim Helps Improve Your Golf Game
Ulysse Nardin lengthens the running time of new watches using Maple
Excavator Component Supplier Reduces Effort
Finding Faults
Increasing the Loading Capacity of Hydraulic Scissor Lift

John McPhee talking about his research with Cleveland Golf

Machine Design Resources
Recorded Webinar: Introduction to Modeling Multibody Systems with MapleSim
Video: Introduction to MapleSim
White Paper: MapleSim - Technical Superiority in Multi-Domain Physical Modeling and Simulation
Blog: So a door slammed shut on me...
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