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What's New in MapleSim

Release 2022.2


The MapleSim 2022.2 family of products offers an enhanced user experience through an expansion of the modeling libraries, a range of new productivity features, and several new options requested by users.


Enhanced Modeling Features

The new MapleSim release includes important improvements in performance, visualization, and sharing results that will improve your MapleSim experience no matter what project you are working on:

Collection of screenshots from MapleSim 2022
Built-in Modeling Tools
  • Speed up model building and organize your system models, now with simpler steps to create and update subsystems.
  • Save time when running simulations by accessing the latest MapleSim engine with improved initialization and formulation capabilities.
  • Enhance the look and feel of your model layouts through clearer component labeling and better automatic alignment of probes and connectors.

The MapleSim Web Handling Library, an add-on to MapleSim, brings additional resources to better simulate your roll-to-roll processes.

The new release contains several improvements to make it easier to create simulations of web handling and converting systems.

  • Expand your modeling scope using new span components to represent changes due to a converting or finishing process, and to simulate web materials that sag between rollers.
  • Save time when building web layouts with additional roller components. New S-Wrap Rollers and Contact Rollers provide convenient options to evaluate tension control designs.
  • New built-in roller frame parameters let you define aspects of your web system layout more easily, including frame mass and inertia, and offsets for roller pairs.
  • Additional visualization settings provide quicker ways to use color gradients to show variations in web speed and tension when running simulations.
Learn more about the MapleSim Web Handling Library.
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Additional Improvements

  • Faster loading of CAD files using the MapleSim CAD Toolbox, as well as support for recent software releases from Inventor®, NX™, SOLIDWORKS®, Solid Edge®, Creo Parametric™, Parasolid®, and other CAD tools.
  • Smoother results for Pacejka Tire models due to updates to the MapleSim Tire Library in response to customer requests.
  • Save time when exporting system models across your toolchain due to improved performance of the MapleSim Connector for FMI, and faster export to Simulink® when using the updated MapleSim Connector. 

Updates to MapleSim Insight

MapleSim Insight gives machine builders powerful, simulation-based debugging and 3-D visualization capabilities that directly connect to your automation tools.

This new release aligns to the MapleSim 2022.2 engine and provides general improvement to the user experience when using the toolbars and Results Management window.

Learn more about MapleSim Insight.

MapleSim 2022
Enhanced Modeling Tools

In response to feedback from engineers in the field, MapleSim 2022 provides important updates to a variety of built-in and add-on libraries and toolboxes that make developing models more efficient.

Built-in Modeling Tools
  • Reduce diagram clutter by using “wireless” To-From blocks for a larger variety of signals.
  • Easily create and customize control valves with the new Directional Control Valve Builder app.

The MapleSim Web Handling Library brings a set of modeling components to simulate roll-to-roll processes, helping you manage tensioning, optimize the web speed, and reduce web slippage. The new release of this add-on library expands its modeling scope.

  • The new Laminating Subsection can simulate the merging of multiple web layers.
    • Additional components support the modeling of lamination often used in packaging and consumer products.
    • The multiplex component can handle up to 10 layers of material, each with separate web properties.
  • New built-in roller parameters let you define aspects of your web system layouts more easily, including inner diameter settings and support for zero-wrap-angle nip rollers.
Learn more about the MapleSim Web Handling Library.
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MapleSim Heat Transfer Library

The MapleSim Heat Transfer Library gives you a comprehensive view into the heat transfer effects present in your model, enabling you to refine your design to improve performance and avoid overheating.  The new release of this add-on library provides new components for modeling flow networks.

Learn more about MapleSim Heat Transfer Library.


MapleSim Battery Library

The MapleSim Battery Library, an add-on to MapleSim, allows you to incorporate physics-based predictive models of battery cells into your multidomain system-level models. The new release contains several improvements to make it easier to build your battery models.

Learn more about MapleSim Battery Library.


MapleSim CAD Toolbox

With the MapleSim CAD Toolbox, you can see how your mechanical CAD models will behave as part of a larger, multidomain system, and apply MapleSim's advanced analysis tools to improve your designs. This add-on toolbox makes it easy to import CAD models into MapleSim, automatically capturing the kinematic and kinetic properties of the model components.  For 2022, the toolbox has been updated for compatibility with recent releases of many CAD tools. The MapleSim CAD Toolbox can be used with Inventor®, NX®, SOLIDWORKS®, CATIA® V6, Solid Edge®, 3D ACIS®, Pro/Engineer® / PTC® Creo, Parasolid®, AutoCAD® 3D, I-deas®, IFC® v4, IGES®, and more.

Learn more about MapleSim CAD Toolbox.


Updates to MapleSim Insight

MapleSim Insight gives machine builders powerful, simulation-based debugging and 3-D visualization capabilities that directly connect to your automation tools. With the 2022 release, MapleSim Insight offers new productivity and connectivity features.

Learn more about MapleSim Insight.

Learn about new features in previous releases of MapleSim

MapleSim 2021
MapleSim 2020
MapleSim 2019
MapleSim 2018