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New releases of Maple and MapleSim now available

Waterloo, Canada; 29 April 2010: Maplesoft™ today announced the simultaneous releases of its core products – MapleSim™, the high-performance, physical modeling and simulation tool, and Maple™, the technical computing software for engineers, mathematicians, and scientists. These products are based on Maplesoft’s core technologies, which include the world’s most advanced symbolic computation engine and revolutionary physical modeling techniques. MapleSim and Maple support cutting-edge research and enhance student comprehension in mathematics and technical subjects.

For engineering departments, MapleSim 4 introduces a new 3-D construction feature that saves engineers significant time when developing multibody models and promotes greater understanding for students. MapleSim provides instant, realistic feedback of multibody systems by dynamically rendering the model as it is built. In addition, the 3-D construction environment lets engineers add and manipulate multibody components directly in the 3-D workspace. Other new features include flexible probe management tools, including an easy way to add new probes to previous simulation results without having to rerun the simulation; a new semi-stiff solver that provides good results for stiff systems without the overhead formulation costs of a true stiff solver, and new and enhanced analysis tools, including tools for exploring multibody equations. In Maple 14, customers will find increased depth and breadth of math for engineering applications, including new control system design tools, linearization tools, and new solvers, which help produce better designs and allow students to explore a variety of design techniques.

For mathematics, science, and engineering departments, Maple provides a comprehensive mathematical computation engine, an intuitive technical document interface, connectivity with other tools, and resources for teaching and learning. The latest release introduces the MapleCloud™ Document Exchange, a revolutionary way to create, share, and receive technical documents all within a single integrated environment. Increased performance in Maple 14 means solutions can be found even faster, and larger problems can be tackled. Enhancements to the work environment include improved search capabilities for the help system, new tools for creating and exploring plots, expanded connectivity with MATLAB® through the integration of the Maple Toolbox for MATLAB® directly into Maple 14, and an expanded collection of fill-in-the-blank templates to help students visualize regions of integration in multiple integrals.

“Symbolic computation technology is an increasingly important part of any technical education, in part because of its increased use in industry,” said Jim Cooper, President and CEO of Maplesoft.  “We are pleased to be able to offer universities a suite of products that support their research efforts, enhance their teaching, and, by exposing students to modern problem solving techniques, help prepare their students for the future.”

Pricing and Availability
Single-user academic licenses of MapleSim 4 and Maple 14 are available for US $995 each. Prices listed are for installation and use in the US.Volume, upgrade, and student discounts apply. Both products are available directly from the Maplesoft Web Store or by contacting Maplesoft Sales at 1-800-267-6583. For a list of resellers and local representatives outside the US and Canada, please visit the Maplesoft contact page available at:

About Maplesoft
Maplesoft has over 20 years of experience developing products for technical education and research, offering a solution that applies to every aspect of academic life. Its product suite reflects the philosophy that given great tools, people can do great things.

Maplesoft’s core technology is the world’s most advanced symbolic computation engine, which is the foundation for all of its products, including Maple™, the technical computing and documentation environment; MapleSim™, the high-performance, multi-domain modeling and simulation tool for physical systems; and Maple T.A., a web-based system for creating and assessing online tests and assignments.

Maplesoft also introduced a fundamental shift in technical education through its Clickable Math™ and Clickable Engineering™ initiatives. The idea behind this shift is to create technology that will allow students and teachers to focus on the concepts, not the tool. These initiatives deliver powerful mathematics through visual, interactive point-and-click methods in Maple, while the intuitive physical modeling environment of MapleSim helps teachers to quickly demonstrate the connection between modeling concepts and the underlying mathematical theory.

Over 90% of advanced research institutions and universities worldwide, including MIT, Stanford, Oxford, the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and the U.S. Department of Energy, have adopted Maplesoft solutions to enhance their education and research activities. In industry, Maplesoft’s customers include Ford, Toyota, NASA, Canadian Space Agency, Motorola, and DreamWorks, covering sectors such as automotive, aerospace, electronics, defense, consumer products, and entertainment.

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