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Japanese editions of Maple 14 and MapleSim 4 now available

Advanced technology for design, modeling and high-performance simulation saves time and effort

Waterloo, Canada: 02 June 2010: MapleSim™ 4, the high-performance, physical modeling and simulation tool, and Maple™ 14, the technical computing software for engineers, mathematicians, and scientists, are now available in Japanese. These products are based on Maplesoft’s core technologies, which include the world’s most advanced symbolic computation engine and revolutionary physical modeling techniques.

With the Japanese Editions of MapleSim 4 and Maple 14, engineers, researchers and teachers in Japan now have access to cutting-edge tools for design, modeling, and high-performance simulation.

“Because of the substantial time savings that symbolic computation can achieve, this technology is quickly becoming one of the most important, defining technologies of next generation modeling techniques,” said Jim Cooper, President and CEO of Maplesoft. “This time savings has become one of the main factors fueling the rapid adoption of MapleSim and Maple in numerous industries throughout Japan.”

“As systems become more complex, tools that provide speed and efficiency are critical. Using MapleSim and Maple, engineers in Japan are saving weeks and months of time developing complex engineering systems,” said Kuniaki Tanaka, President of Cybernet Systems, Japan. “As well as saving time, the unique advantages of symbolic computation for physical modeling, control systems design, and HIL, are helping engineers in Japan achieve better system performance while reducing cost.”

About MapleSim 4 and Maple 14
MapleSim 4 introduces a new 3-D construction feature, which saves engineers significant time when developing multibody models. 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 working with multibody equations.

Unlike other physical modeling tools, MapleSim is built on a foundation of symbolic computation technology which efficiently manages all of the complex mathematics involved in the development of engineering system models. At the core of MapleSim lies Maple, the technical computing software that contains a highly advanced symbolic computation engine, powerful numeric solvers, and an intuitive technical document interface. Enhancements to Maple automatically benefit MapleSim users, as well as the many engineers who use Maple directly.

Maple 14 contains increased depth and breadth of math for engineering applications, including new control system design tools, linearization tools, and new solvers that allow engineers to apply advanced techniques to control design problems. Enhanced performance means solutions can be found even faster, and larger problems can be tackled. New tools and resources improve the work environment, including expanded connectivity with MATLAB® through the integration of the Maple Toolbox for MATLAB® directly into Maple 14, and improved search capabilities for the help system.

About Maplesoft
Maplesoft™ 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 physical modeling techniques. Combined together, these technologies enable the creation of cutting-edge tools 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, BMW, Bosch, Boeing, NASA, Canadian Space Agency, Canon, Motorola, Microsoft Research, Bloomberg, and DreamWorks, 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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