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Opening MapleSim Apps and Templates

MapleSim apps and templates are pre-built tools for model building and analysis tasks.  Apps open in the Apps Manager tab of the Analysis window. Templates are Maple worksheets that you attach to a model.  Templates open in Maple.


Using Apps and Templates

MapleSim Apps

MapleSim Templates

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Using Apps and Templates

To start working with your MapleSim model in Maple, you can use the apps and templates available in the Add Apps or Templates tab ( ).

To open an app:


In MapleSim, open the model for which you want to use an app.


Click the Add Apps or Templates tab ( ).


From the Apps palette, select the app. The app opens in the Apps Manager tab of the Analysis window.


If you close and reopen an app, the Apps Manager remembers the previous state of the app.

The Apps Manager displays three options:


Refresh ( ): Return the app to the default settings.


Export ( ): Save the current settings for the app.  


Import ( ): Retrieve saved settings for an app.

To open a template:


In MapleSim, open the model for which you want to attach a template.


From the Templates palette, select the template.  The template opens in Maple.


Follow the instructions provided in the template.


When your task is complete, save the .mw file in Maple and then save the .msim file to which it is attached in MapleSim. MapleSim templates are saved in the Attached Files pane under Documents.

For more information about the MapleSim templates and attachments, see Attaching Files to a Model in Chapter 2 and Analyzing and Manipulating a Model in Chapter 5 of the MapleSim User's Guide.

MapleSim Apps

MapleSim Apps are organized into categories.


Component Creation



1-D Motion Generation

Create motion profiles for 1-D motion that adhere to defined velocity, acceleration, and jerk constraints.

Custom Port

Create a custom port for a custom component.

External C/Library Block

Define and generate a MapleSim custom component from external C Code/DLL.

Kinematic Cam Generation

Model the kinematic behavior of cams and followers.


Linearize a MapleSim continuous subsystem.  Perform linear analysis on the linear system object, such as generating Bode plots and Root Locus plots.



Model Analysis



Equation Extraction

Retrieve equations from a linear or non-linear model.

Initialization Diagnostics

Resolve inconsistent initial conditions and errors detected during the simulation, as well as give insight into the original configuration of the system.

Modal Analysis

Visualize the vibration modes of a multibody model.

Monte Carlo Simulation

Define a random distribution for a parameter and run a simulation using this distribution.

Multibody Analysis

Retrieve multibody equations in a form that is suitable for manipulation and analysis.


Optimize and analyze the parameters of a model and view possible simulation results.

Parameter Sweep

Execute a parameter sweep.





Code Generation

Generate code from a model.

Data Generation

Define and generate a data set to be used in MapleSim, for example, a data set for an Interpolation Table component.

Excel Connectivity

Import MapleSim parameter sets from, or export parameter sets to, an Excel spreadsheet.

Random Data

Define and generate a set of random data points to be used in MapleSim, for example, a data set for an Interpolation Table component.


Heat Transfer

Note: The MapleSim Heat Transfer Library is available as a separate add-on.



Board and Parts Generation

Generate a component of a board with parts.

Temperature Distribution

Plot a 3-D visualization of the temperature distribution of a Heat Transfer shape component, mapping temperatures to colors.

MapleSim Templates



Custom Component

Create a custom modeling component based on a mathematical model.


Create a worksheet by opening a MapleSim Model in an embedded component.

Tip: Click one of the help icons ( ) for help and extra information about the app or template.

See Also

Viewing an Attachment in its Associated Application

Modifying an Attachment

Removing an Attachment from the Attachments Palette

Renaming an Attachment 

Saving an Attachment to Your Computer

The Analysis Window