MapleSim 5 released

Latest MapleSim expands range of suitable simulation applications.

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by Design Engineering Staff

Waterloo — Maplesoft announced its latest release of MapleSim, the company’s physical modeling and simulation software. Built around the symbolic modeling engine in the company’s mathematics software, Maple, MapleSim handles the complex mathematics involved in the development of engineering models, including multi-domain systems, plant modeling, and control design.

MapleSim 5 comes with over 150 new components, including new libraries for magnetics and thermal fluids. The components help users develop wider range of applications, such as the solenoids in dialysis machines and fuel injection systems, saturating motors and transformers, and heat exchangers for machine cooling systems.

In addition, MapleSim 5’s interface includes new features to reduce model development time. For example, diagnostic tools provide early feedback related to the definition of the model itself, such as identifying inconsistent initial conditions. MapleSim then provides assistance in resolving the problem before running the simulation.

Other additions include increased control over parameters and initial conditions, easy export of 3-D animation simulation results and streamlined design environments for building both model diagrams and 3-D model representations. The improved simulation engine in MapleSim can now generate optimized, royalty-free C code for all MapleSim models that can be incorporated into other software.