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Newsletter for May 2009

Welcome to the Maple Reporter Newsletter!
Announcing Maple 13 & MapleSim 2
Revolutionize how you bring products to market!
The world’s most advanced symbolic and numeric computing engine, Maple 13, comes together with a high-performance multi-domain modeling and simulation tool, MapleSim 2, to supercharge the engineering design process.  Together, they provide cutting-edge tools for design, modeling, and high-performance simulation that can lower costs and reduce product cycle time by weeks and months.

MapleSim 2
MapleSim 2 combines an intuitive physical modeling environment with powerful symbolic techniques to drastically reduce the time and effort required to create highly efficient models. The new release introduces extraordinary 3-D visualization and animation tools which easily transform multibody models into realistic animations, providing greater insight into the system behavior. It also provides tools for managing results from multiple simulations, simplifying a notoriously tedious and confusing task.

  • For more information about MapleSim 2, click here.
  • For a complete list of everything that’s new in
    MapleSim 2, click here.
Maple 13

Maple 13
Maple 13 provides enhanced tools that support every stage of the solution development process, completely new 3-D plotting facilities, and leading-edge solvers that push the frontiers of technical computation. It offers a convenient starting point for engineering calculations with the Maple Portal for Engineers, point-and-click access to powerful control systems analysis tools, and expanded CAD connectivity that adds NX to the list of supported CAD systems. New plotting facilities include extensive annotation tools and fly-through animations, making 3-D plots more meaningful and easier to interpret. Maple 13’s leading-edge solvers expand the problem-solving abilities of engineers. They include revolutionary techniques for finding solutions to differential equations that are beyond the scope of standard methods.

  • For more information about Maple 13, click here.
  • For a complete list of everything that’s new in
    Maple 13, click here.
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Maplesoft Blog Posts

Find out what's happening at the heart of Maplesoft, and provide your comments and feedback to the Maplesoft experts.
Maplesoft Announces New Versions of MapleSim and Maple
Modern industry is facing critical challenges, as design tasks become increasingly complex. Fortunately, we are seeing the development of new technologies that are allowing us to rise to the challenge. Read More>>
Twenty Years and Counting...
It was twenty years ago in May that I started with Maplesoft (known then as Waterloo Maple Software) in a tiny office at 608 Weber Street North in Waterloo, Ontario. Read More>>

Does Modelica Matter?
Modelica is an open language for (lumped parameter) modeling and simulation and is generating a growing following, especially in Europe. Modelica is also at the heart of simulation tools like MapleSim. Read More>>

Postcard from the Road: SAE World Congress Detroit
Even in these trying times in the auto industry, our corner remains vibrant and very optimistic about the future. Read More>>

To see all Maplesoft blog posts, click here.


Tips & Techniques
MapleSim Tips and Techniques: Setting Initial Conditions on Integrator Blocks
Author: Maplesoft

Visit Tips & Techniques on the Maplesoft website for more applications.


Application Center Highlights

Interactive Multi-Threaded Mandelbrot Set Explorer
Author: Maplesoft

Total and Partial Output Elasticity
Author: Mr. Marcus Davidsson

Robot Arm
Author: Maplesoft

Mechanical Cam Profile
Author: Maplesoft

To access the Maplesoft Application Center, click here.

Maplesoft Webinar Series

Introduction to MapleSim 2 & Maple 13 for Engineering Professionals

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 2:00 pm ET.

This one-hour demonstration and Q&A forum introduces MapleSim™ 2, the high-performance, multi-domain modeling and simulation tool, and Maple™ 13, the technical computing software for today’s technical professionals. These products are based on Maplesoft’s core technologies, which include the world’s most advanced symbolic computation engine and revolutionary physical modeling techniques. Together, they provide cutting-edge tools for design, modeling, and high-performance simulation that can lower costs and reduce product cycle time by weeks and months.

MapleSim™ 2 is a tool for multi-domain physical modeling and control systems development. Systems are described in a compact and intuitive component diagram using next-generation physical modeling techniques, making them easier to build and understand. Model equations are automatically generated and simplified, yielding concise models and high-speed simulations of sophisticated systems. With MapleSim 2, you will produce better products and dramatically shorten the product development cycle.

At the core of MapleSim lies Maple, the technical computing software which contains a highly advanced symbolic computation engine, powerful numeric solvers, and an intuitive technical document interface. Maple can be used in conjunction with MapleSim or as a stand-alone product. Maple lets you explore, visualize, and solve even the most complex mathematical problems. Whether you need to do quick calculations, develop design sheets, or produce sophisticated high-fidelity simulation models, Maple 13 provides the necessary technology to reduce errors and dramatically increase your analytical productivity.

E-Symposium: The Evolution of Multi-Domain Modeling and Simulation
Thursday, May 21, 2009 12:00pm ET. 


During this presentation, Dr. Richard Gran will discuss the importance of the new multi-domain techniques that are being developed in the industry today. He will draw on his past experiences to illustrate the evolution of multi-domain modeling and simulation over 5 generations. Examples he will discuss include the Lunar Excursion Module from the 1960s; the Tokamk Fusion Test Reactor Hardware from the 1970s; the X-29, a forward swept wing aircraft design from the 1980s; a magnetically levitated train design from the 1990s; and a home heating system model from the current decade.

Formerly with Grumman Corp. as Director of Advanced Concepts, Dr. Gran was a member of the Control System design team that created the digital flight control system for the Apollo Lunar Module. He is presently President and CEO of the Mathematical Analysis Company where he has had extensive long-term contracts for the US space and defense community in the areas of system simulation and control design.

MapleSim Training
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 2:00 pm ET.

This MapleSim Training Webinar is a 1 hour webinar that will include a basic introduction to the modeling environment found in MapleSim as well as a walk-through of the "Getting Started" tutorial. It will briefly cover how to use the new Dynamic Systems package found in Maple 12 to analyze equations from MapleSim, and will also touch on advanced multibody system modeling, as well as the basics of how to create a custom component for MapleSim using the "Custom Component" templates. No prior knowledge of MapleSim is required.

Control System Design With Maple & MapleSim
Tuesday, May 26, 2009 2:00 pm ET. 

In MapleSim 2, Maplesoft’s new high-performance multi-domain modeling and simulation tool, systems are described in a compact and intuitive component diagram, making them easier to build and understand. You can mix physical components from multiple domains with traditional, signal-flow blocks, allowing you to build both plant models and controller prototypes in one environment. With the cutting-edge physical modeling techniques in MapleSim 2, you simply re-create the system diagram on the screen and the equations of the model are automatically generated.

MapleSim 2 gives direct access to the complete Maple 13 system, including its intuitive user interface, technical documentation tools, extensive library of algorithms, and its new Dynamic Systems package, a collection of analytic and graphing tools for linear time-invariant systems, essential in control systems development.

From simple and intuitive model entry to insightful and complex analysis, this webinar will illustrate how these tools allow you to assess the stability, controllability and sensitivity of your control system designs.

For further details or to enroll in a Webinar please click here.

Missed a Webinar? Check out our recorded Webinar section where you can browse and view recordings of past Webinars.

Maplesoft In The Press

Here are some highlights of this past month press coverage.

Combination of high performance technologies from Maplesoft to help engineers fast track solutions
Forbes, May 7, 2009

Announcing MapleSim 2 and Maple 13!
Maplesoft Announces New Releases of MapleSim and Maple
Desktop Engineering, May 5, 2009

New releases come with extraordinary features in visualization and animation.

MapleSim 2 and Maple 13
Scientific Computing World, May 4, 2009

Announcing new versions of Maplesoft's core products.

In addition to these articles, check out the Media Center for all the latest coverage on Maplesoft.

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