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Maplesoft launches North American Modelica Group

Online forum for open standard engineering modeling language to support North American Modelica users.

October 24, 2012   by Design Engineering Staff

Waterloo’s Maplesoft announced the founding of the North America Modelica Users’ Group, a tool-neutral forum about the open standard language for developing high-fidelity models of engineering systems. According to the company, Modelica has spread extensively beyond Europe in recent years and is experiencing growing popularity in the United States and Canada.

“We have watched Modelica grow from an academic initiative in the early days, to a major force in the engineering simulation world today,” said Jim Cooper, President and CEO of Maplesoft. “We are pleased to use our resources to support the growth of this standard in the US and Canada, and look forward to partnering with other Modelica enthusiasts in this initiative.”

Maplesoft’s support for the Modelica standard has grown over the years, culminating in the 2008 release of MapleSim, which allows engineers to use Modelica to develope simulations of multi-domain systems (mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, etc).

The organizing committee for the Group will include long-term advocates for the standard, academic and industrial users, as well as representatives from Maplesoft and other tool vendors.

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