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Latest MapleSim Release Improves Engineering Design Productivity

New version includes improved model development tools, FMI import

Waterloo, Canada; January 17, 2017: Maplesoft™ today announced a major new release of MapleSim™, an advanced system-level modeling and simulation platform used by engineers to reduce development time and gain insight into system behavior.

MapleSim enables engineers to take advantage of modern techniques in modeling and simulation, dramatically reducing model development time and risk while improving designs. The latest release provides tools that increase engineering design productivity during model development, as well as significant additions to toolchain connectivity that offer even greater cross-tool compatibility and opportunities for co-simulation.

To support engineering design productivity, MapleSim 2016.2 provides live simulations that let engineers see results as the simulation is running so they can track progress and investigate unexpected results immediately. Other improvements include a new 3-D overlay for comparing simulation visualizations, which makes it easy to see changes in the behavior of the model under different conditions, and tools for revision control that facilitate large projects involving multiple engineers working on the same model.

The new release also includes significant enhancements to toolchain connectivity. In addition to exporting models to the internationally recognized FMI standard, MapleSim now also supports direct import of models created in other FMI-compatible software, for both model exchange and co-simulation. Models exported by FMI-compatible modeling tools, such as LMS Imagine.Lab Amesim™ or Dymola®, can be easily imported into MapleSim and used like any other model or subsystem. In this way, engineers can immediately leverage models developed using other software while taking advantage of the advanced modeling and analysis tools of MapleSim when developing their system-level designs. For dynamic models involving multiple simulation tools, MapleSim now allows engineers to seamlessly connect models that run in other tools into their MapleSim system-level simulations.

“Maplesoft is committed to supporting open standards that enable our customers to avoid having to re-invent the wheel, whether that means recreating a model from scratch or redeveloping component libraries that have already been written for another tool,” says Dr. Laurent Bernardin, Executive Vice President and Chief Scientist at Maplesoft.  “With full support of the FMI standard , as well as its foundation in Modelica®, MapleSim now allows engineers to take advantage of state-of-the-art engineering technology in their design work without being limited by proprietary tools.”

Enhancements to the MapleSim family of products also include expanded analysis tools for the MapleSim Battery Library and improved import facilities for the MapleSim CAD Toolbox. In addition, the MapleSim Connector for connectivity with Simulink®, and the MapleSim Connector for FMI for exporting MapleSim models to other FMI-compatible tools, have been expanded to allow engineers to explore simulation results involving exported MapleSim models from within MapleSim, even though the simulation was done in the target tool.

MapleSim is available in English, Japanese, and French.
Download this whitepaper today to learn more about how MapleSim is uniquely designed to handle sophisticated systems to minimize your development time and costs.

About Maplesoft
Maplesoft provides engineers with the tools and expertise they need to enable a model-driven innovation process that helps manage design complexity. Offering experts in a variety of engineering fields, extensive experience in model-based design, and the superior system-level modeling and analysis tools MapleSim and Maple, Maplesoft helps companies reduce development risk and bring high-quality products to market faster. Through Maple, Maplesoft also provides a complete concept-to-deployment environment for advanced analysis and rapid development of technical applications and engineering calculation tools. Maplesoft products and services are used in machine design, robotics, aerospace, automotive, and many other fields where engineers face complex challenges. Customers include Boeing, FLSmidth, Ford, Google, Intel, NASA, and Samsung.

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