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Maplesoft and JSOL partner to combine powerful modeling techniques

New product easily integrates JMAG models in MapleSim

Waterloo (Canada); June 20, 2013: Maplesoft announced a new product that allows users to combine the powerful finite element analysis abilities of JMAG with the advanced physical modeling approach of MapleSim. The MapleSim Connector for JMAG-RT allows engineers to produce high-fidelity system models that seamlessly incorporate components from each system.

MapleSim is an advanced physical modeling and simulation tool that applies modern techniques to dramatically reduce model development and analysis time while producing fast, high-fidelity simulations. JMAG is a powerful finite element analysis (FEA) tool that allows engineers to develop, analyze, and fine-tune electric motors and generators, taking into account such diverse factors as thermal, structural, and vibration issues. With the new connector, engineers can incorporate their JMAG motors and generator models into a MapleSim system-level model.

This ability allows users to study interactions between their motors and generators with other components of the final product. For example, in a hybrid-electric vehicle, the behavior of the battery, the internal combustion engine, the tires, and other elements of the car can have a significant impact on the performance of the electric motor. By incorporating all these diverse elements into a single system-level model, the engineer can better understand and optimize the behavior of the entire design, avoiding unpleasant surprises at the prototype stage.

“Different tools are suited for different tasks, so it is vital that today’s engineers have the ability to easily move from tool to tool as they work on their project, without incurring tremendous overhead costs in the process,” said Laurent Bernardin, Executive Vice President and Chief Scientist, Maplesoft. “That’s why toolchain connectivity is such an important aspect of MapleSim. By making it easy for engineers to use JMAG and MapleSim together, customers can take advantage of the strengths of each product to best meet their design challenges.”

“The MapleSim Connector for JMAG-RT allows customers to leverage the FEA approach of JMAG to deal with issues particular to motors and generators, and then place those models into a wider context using the system-level physical modeling approach of MapleSim,” said Koji Tani, Ph.D, R&D Section Manager, JSOL Corp. “The result is a high-fidelity system model suitable for real-time simulation, and more concretely, shorter development cycles and lower development costs.”

The MapleSim Connector for JMAG-RT is the latest in a large collection of connector tools and products for MapleSim, which include connectors for Simulink™, LabVIEW™, dSPACE® Systems, VI-CarRealTime, C code generation, and more.

About Maplesoft
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 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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About Cybernet Systems Co., Ltd.
CYBERNET SYSTEMS in Japan provides world-class solutions and services in the CAE and IT areas. For more information, visit

About JSOL Corporation
The JSOL Corporation is a total IT service provider, offering high-quality IT services. Adding the all-round strength of the NTT Data Group, the JSOL Corporation can offer even more adaptable and specialized solutions to the technological and business know-how accumulated in a wide range of fields since the days when the JSOL Corporation was a division of the Japan Research Institute.

Expanding its business in the field of computer aided engineering; the JSOL Corporation has established the JMAG Group, a worldwide network of sales, support, marketing, development, and technical partners, aiming to deliver JMAG as the leading-edge simulation technology for the design and development of electromechanical machines. JMAG has supported a wide-range of companies, universities, and research institutes around the world in furthering the design and development of their unique products and research since its conception in 1983. For more information, please visit