A new release of MapleSim, an advanced system-level modeling and simulation platform, enables engineers to take advantage of modern techniques in modeling and simulation, reducing model development time and risk while improving designs.
The latest release provides tools that increase engineering design productivity during model development, as well as significant additions to toolchain connectivity that offer greater cross-tool compatibility and opportunities for co-simulation.
MapleSim 2016.2 has live simulations that let engineers see results as the simulation runs so they can track progress and investigate unexpected results immediately. Other improvements include a 3-D overlay for comparing simulation visualizations, which makes it easy to see changes in the behavior of the model under different conditions, and tools for revision control that facilitate large projects involving multiple engineers working on the same model.
The release also includes enhancements to toolchain connectivity. In addition to exporting models to the internationally recognized FMI standard, MapleSim now supports direct import of models created in other FMI-compatible software, for both model exchange and co-simulation. Models exported by FMI-compatible modeling tools, such as LMS Imagine.Lab Amesim or Dymola, can be imported into MapleSim and used like any other model or subsystem. In this way, engineers can immediately leverage models developed using other software while taking advantage of the advanced modeling and analysis tools of MapleSim when developing system-level designs. For dynamic models involving multiple simulation tools, users can seamlessly connect models that run in other tools into their MapleSim system-level simulations.
“Maplesoft is committed to supporting open standards that enable our customers to avoid having to re-invent the wheel, whether that means recreating a model from scratch or redeveloping component libraries that have already been written for another tool,” says Dr. Laurent Bernardin, Executive Vice President and Chief Scientist at Maplesoft. “With full support of the FMI standard, as well as its foundation in Modelica, engineers can take advantage of state-of-the-art engineering technology in their design work without being limited by proprietary tools.”
Enhancements to the MapleSim family of products also include expanded analysis tools for the MapleSim Battery Library and improved import facilities for the MapleSim CAD Toolbox. In addition, the MapleSim Connector for connectivity with Simulink, and the MapleSim Connector for FMI for exporting MapleSim models to other FMI-compatible tools, have been expanded to allow engineers to explore simulation results involving exported MapleSim models from within MapleSim, even though the simulation was done in the target tool.