By DE Editors
Maplesoft has released the latest version of its MapleSim physical modeling and simulation software. MapleSim 5 is said to have a broader application scope, streamlined modeling environment and ability to efficiently simulate even more systems.
Included among MapleSim 5’s 150 new components are new libraries for magnetics and thermal fluids. With these components customers can use MapleSim 5 to develop a wider range of applications.
The MapleSim 5 interface includes new and improved features designed to reduce model development time and help customers manage the complexity of their models. For example, enhanced 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 so corrections can be made before running the simulation.
Other additions include increased control over parameters and initial conditions, export of 3D animation simulation results and streamlined design environments for building both model diagrams and 3D model representations. The improved simulation engine in MapleSim can now generate optimized C-code for all MapleSim models. This royalty-free code can be incorporated into other software in the toolchain.
MapleSim uses a symbolic modeling engine to handle the mathematics involved in the development of engineering models. Each MapleSim release further develops these capabilities, which include automatically-generated model equations in full parametric form, equation-based custom components, optimized code generation for real-time systems, multi-body technology and an interactive analysis environment.
“By leveraging symbolic computation technology, MapleSim offers unique advantages that enable our customers to succeed at very difficult design projects they simply can’t do with other tools,” says Laurent Bernardin, executive vice-president and chief scientist, Maplesoft. “MapleSim reduces model development time from months to days while producing high-fidelity, high-performance models. With MapleSim 5 our customers can apply those time and cost savings to even more projects, while further reducing the time needed to design their complex models.”
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Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.