Maplesoft's New Engineering Products Help Meet Complex Physical Modeling Challenges

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Extended modeling platform in MapleSim ensures faster development time and expanded modeling scope

A model diagram of a hydraulic cylinder circuit with an in/out switch control, created in MapleSim

This expanded solution is a critical part of Maplesoft's mission to empower the engineering community with all the necessary pieces to tackle emerging and increasingly complex design challenges

Maplesoft™, the leading provider of high-performance software tools for engineering, science, and mathematics, today announced several new products that will help engineers better manage the complexity of engineering modeling and simulation problems. MapleSim™, the most advanced solution for physical modeling, together with a collection of new toolboxes, enables fast model development, advanced analysis, and the creation of complex multi-domain models. In the rapidly transforming world of engineering, physical modeling is evolving as a fundamental and critical engineering process in response to the increasing complexity of emerging design challenges.

The new Maplesoft solution suite includes the following new products:

  •     MapleSim 3 - MapleSim, Maplesoft's core physical modeling product, has a rich modeling platform which has been greatly enhanced in this release. Modeling capabilities have been extended with new component libraries for hydraulics and electrical machines and refined solvers that handle even greater model complexity. In addition, new user interface features lead to faster development time and smoother workflow. MapleSim's core symbolic technology produces highly optimized equation-based models, which provide the best possible real-time performance in key application areas such as hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) simulation.

Built on a foundation of the world's most powerful symbolic computation engine, MapleSim offers the most extensive range of advanced analysis tools, supporting sensitivity analysis, optimization, and advanced visualization techniques.

  •     MapleSim Control Design Toolbox - The MapleSim Control Design Toolbox provides a solid set of essential control design tools that extend MapleSim's exceptional plant modeling capabilities to support control design. This toolbox takes advantage of the symbolic approach for designing, analyzing, and testing control systems, which results in greater flexibility and accuracy. By developing plants and controllers together in the MapleSim environment, the development process is accelerated, and tool-switching cost is reduced. MapleSim also increases the reusability of controller designs through built-in technical documentation tools.
  •     MapleSim LabVIEW® Connector - This toolbox integrates MapleSim's rich modeling environment into the popular LabVIEW real-time platform from National Instruments (NI). Engineers using LabVIEW can quickly develop and optimize complex engineering system models in the intuitive visual modeling environment of MapleSim. This new toolbox joins the MapleSim Simulink® Connector (formerly known as the MapleSim Connectivity Toolbox), which provides enhanced connectivity with Simulink and Real-Time Workshop®. When combined, these products ensure that MapleSim now connects to all popular real-time platforms.

"This expanded solution is a critical part of Maplesoft's mission to empower the engineering community with all the necessary pieces to tackle emerging and increasingly complex design challenges," said Jim Cooper, President and CEO, Maplesoft. "Physical modeling is certainly driving the designs of tomorrow. These products provide better integrated toolchains and powerful tools to gain maximum benefit from physical modeling quickly. Expert modelers can do more, faster, and traditional techniques can easily be modernized."

As part of its improved engineering solution offering, Maplesoft also announced a significant expansion of its Application Engineering Division. This group has been expanded to assist customers with modeling issues in a timely manner and to rapidly deploy new techniques in engineering products. This group is global in scope and service, integrating services from Maplesoft's solution partners from around the world.

Availability and Pricing
Single-user professional licenses of MapleSim 3 are available for US $2,995, and MapleSim LabVIEW Connector for US $995. For its initial release, the MapleSim Control Design Toolbox will be included with MapleSim 3 at no extra cost. Volume, upgrade, and academic discounts apply. These products are available directly from the Maplesoft Web Store or by contacting Maplesoft Sales at 1-800-267-6583. Outside of the US and Canada, the products are available from a local Maplesoft reseller.

Key Resources
Featured Demonstrations
MapleSim Demo Gallery
Application Briefs

About Maplesoft
Maplesoft is the leading provider of high-performance software tools for engineering, science, and mathematics. Its product suite reflects the philosophy that given great tools, people can do great things.

Maplesoft's core technologies include the world's most advanced symbolic computation engine and revolutionary physical modeling techniques. Combined together, these technologies enable the creation of cutting-edge tools for design, modeling, and high-performance simulation.

Maplesoft's products help to reduce errors, shorten design times, lower costs, and improve results. The Maplesoft product suite includes Maple™, the technical computing and documentation environment, and MapleSim, the high-performance, multi-domain modeling and simulation tool for physical systems.

Engineers, scientists, and mathematicians use Maplesoft products to enable them to work better, faster, and smarter. Maplesoft's customers include Ford, BMW, Bosch, Boeing, NASA, Canadian Space Agency, Canon, Motorola, Microsoft Research, Bloomberg, and DreamWorks, covering sectors such as automotive, aerospace, electronics, defense, energy, financial services, consumer products, and entertainment. With Toyota, Maplesoft founded the Plant Modeling Consortium to promote the development of new design techniques for automotive and related industries.

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