Maplesoft has launched a major new release of MapleSim™, an advanced system-level modeling and simulation platform, together with important updates to many of the specialized component libraries and connectivity tools in the MapleSim family of products.
MapleSim offers a modern approach to physical modeling and simulation, dramatically reducing model development and analysis time while producing fast, high-fidelity simulations. The latest release provides a variety of new features that further support the creation, simulation, and analysis of multidomain, system-level models.
Enhancements include advanced diagnostic tools, expanded component libraries, and other improvements requested by customers. The advanced diagnostic tools help engineers identify the source of problems in their models and simulations, and improve their model's efficiency and robustness.
Other improvements include the addition of over 50 new components in the magnetic, thermal, electrical, and signal block libraries, and a new connections manager that makes it easier to keep track of connections and port variables, and allows new types of connections to be made.
"MapleSim supports a model-driven innovation process that delivers design insights in addition to simulation results," says Dr. Laurent Bernardin, Executive Vice President and Chief Scientist at Maplesoft. "Whether they choose to work with the Maplesoft Engineering Solutions team or on their own, our customers will benefit from the new tools in the latest MapleSim release, achieving better designs faster than ever before."
Improvements were also made to many of the other members of the MapleSim family of modeling and simulation products. The specialized component libraries for batteries, drivelines, and tires provide improved modeling power and scope. As well, toolchain connectivity has been enhanced with improvements to the MapleSim Connector, for connectivity with Simulink®, and the MapleSim Connector for FMI, which allows engineers to share high-fidelity, multidomain models created in MapleSim with other modeling tools.
Both connector products now provide more detailed run-time error reporting to assist in trouble-shooting on the target platform. As part of this release, Maplesoft has also introduced a new product, the MapleSim CAD Toolbox, which helps engineers understand and improve their mechanical designs by making it easy to import CAD models directly into MapleSim and understand how they behave as part of a larger system. MapleSim 2015.2 is available in both English and Japanese.