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What's New in MapleSim

Release 2022

The MapleSim 2022 family of products offers a host of improvements in modeling and connectivity, including many that are in direct response to customer requests.

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.

Collection of screenshots from MapleSim 2022
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.
Live Webinar
June 23rd at 10am EDT

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.

  • The new Air Orifice component is based on the ISO standard 6358 and covers the discharge flow through an orifice in both subsonic and choked flows.
  • The Air Change and Water Change components enable modeling of both sudden and gradual changes in flow networks due to contraction and expansion, and support the Crane and Hooper models.

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.

  • The Battery Data app allows customization of the voltage and entropy charge inputs.
  • The Battery Charger example makes it easy to start building your own use-cases.

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.

  • The new Results Management tool lets you quickly view simulation results across multiple scenarios.
    • When running simulations with different parameter values, the results can be named and saved for later retrieval.
    • Multiple results can easily be compared by overlaying the plots on the same set of axes.
    • Descriptive notes can be added to the stored results, making it simple to identify simulation versions and resume previous work.
  • MapleSim Insight offers enhanced data mapping when connecting to automation software using EtherNet/IP.  While MapleSim Insight has always automatically generated Electronic Data Sheet (EDS) files for a given FMU, it now additionally provides RSLogix 5000 files (L5X) for use with Rockwell Automation’s Studio 5000® software family.  These can be used to map the EtherNet/IP data to the tags inside of Logix Designer®.
  • New Tutorial Mode makes it faster for teams to become productive with MapleSim Insight. The hands-on guide walks new users through common tasks, so they can get started easily.

Learn more about MapleSim Insight.

Learn about new features in previous releases of MapleSim

MapleSim 2021
MapleSim 2020
MapleSim 2019
MapleSim 2018