Maplesoft Releases Updated Modeling Tool

Thursday, May 23, 2019 @ 05:05 PM gHale

Maplesoft issued its new release of MapleSim, the system-level modeling tool.

From digital twins for virtual commissioning to system-level models for complex engineering design projects, MapleSim helps organizations reduce development risk, lower costs, and enable innovation. The latest release provides improved performance, increased modeling scope, and more ways to connect to an existing toolchain.

Simulation is faster for everyone with MapleSim 2019 due to more efficient handling of constraints when preparing the model, resulting in more compact, faster simulation code without any loss of fidelity. These results mean MapleSim’s speeds have gotten even better, saving time and enabling more real-time applications. In addition, models developed in MapleSim and then exported for use in other tools also run faster in the target applications.

New built-in and add-on components and expanded support for external libraries means engineers can create more models, faster, in MapleSim 2019. The new release expands the scope of models that can be created using pre-existing components, with additions to hydraulics, electrical, multibody, and more. As well, the MapleSim Engine Dynamics Library from Modelon is a new add-on library that provides specialized tools for modeling, simulating, and analyzing the performance of combustion engines. This component library is especially useful for representing transient engine responses, and can be used for analyzing engine performance, performing emission studies, controls development, hardware-in-the-loop verification of vehicle electronic control units, and more.

In addition, MapleSim 2019 offers important advances in toolchain integration. Improvements include additional options for FMI connectivity, including support for variable-step solvers, as well as fixed-step, for running imported models in MapleSim and exporting models to other tools. In addition, the new B&R MapleSim Connector add-on gives automation projects a powerful, model-based ability to test and visualize control strategies from within B&R Automation Studio, and to export simulation data for motor, servo, and gearbox sizing within SERVOsoft.

MapleSim is available in English, Japanese, and French.

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