Latest MapleSim release improves engineering design productivity

Maplesoft has announced the latest release of its MapleSim modelling and simulation platform. MapleSim is claimed to enable engineers to take advantage of modern techniques in modelling 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 additions to toolchain connectivity that offer greater cross-tool compatibility and opportunities for co-simulation.

To support engineering design productivity, MapleSim 2016.2 provides live simulations that let engineers see results as the simulation is running so they can track progress and investigate unexpected results immediately. Other improvements include a new 3D overlay for comparing simulation visualisations, which is said to make it easy to see changes in the behaviour of the model under different conditions, and tools for revision control that facilitate large projects involving multiple engineers working on the same model.

The new release also includes enhancements to toolchain connectivity and supports direct import of models created in other FMI-compatible software, for both model exchange and co-simulation. Models exported by FMI-compatible modelling 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 modelling and analysis tools of MapleSim when developing system-level designs. For dynamic models involving multiple simulation tools, MapleSim now allows engineers to connect models that run in other tools into their MapleSim system-level simulations.