Maplesoft today announced that it has now become a Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Certified Solutions Partner. This is a progression of the relationship between the two companies that has already enabled engineers to connect Maple and MapleSim, with SOLIDWORKS, a solid modeling computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided engineering (CAE) program.
Integration of SOLIDWORKS with Maple, the complete, rapid solution development environment, gives users a seamless way to import CAD model parameters into Maple. This gives them access to Maple’s advanced analysis tools for rigorous mathematical analysis and optimization. Users can then export updated model parameters from Maple to SOLIDWORKS.
By importing multibody CAD models from SOLIDWORKS into Maplesoft’s modeling and simulation platform, MapleSim, users can automatically capture the kinematic and kinetic properties of the model components. They can also evaluate how mechanical CAD models will behave as part of a larger, multidomain system, and apply MapleSim’s advanced analysis tools to improve and optimize designs.