MapleSim is claimed to reduce model development and analysis time while producing fast, high-fidelity simulations. The latest release is said to provide a variety of features that further support the creation, simulation, and analysis of multi-domain, system-level models.
The advanced diagnostic tools help engineers identify the source of problems in their models and simulations, and improve the 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.
Improvements were also made to many of the other members of the MapleSim modelling and simulation products. The specialised component libraries for batteries, drivelines, and tires provide improved modelling 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, multi-domain models created in MapleSim with other modelling 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 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.