Maplesoft has announced a new release of MapleSim, MapleSim 6, the Modelica-based physical modeling and simulation platform. With tighter Modelica integration, as well as more simulation, analysis, and connectivity capabilities, MapleSim 6 offers more ways for engineers to meet and exceed their system-level requirements.
MapleSim is based on the open standard Modelica modeling language for describing physical models and components. In MapleSim 6, support for Modelica is enhanced, making it easier for engineers to take control of their modeling and analysis. MapleSim 6 includes a view that instantly shows the corresponding Modelica code for any subsystem or component. By looking at the code, engineers can tell what their model is doing, and more easily correct or improve its behavior. Other Modelica features include the ability to open and use Modelica files inside MapleSim; the ability to easily save any MapleSim model as a Modelica file; and, through the new MapleSim Connector for FMI, the ability to export MapleSim models in a standard format that was established with the help of the Modelica Association, which is understood by other FMI-compliant tools.
Maplesoft expanded the MapleSim product suite by releasing several additional add-on products. The MapleSim Connector for FMI lets users export model to other FMI-compliant tools; the MapleSim Connector for B&R Automation Studio enables the transfer of physical models into the integrated development environment of B&R Automation Studio; and the MapleSim Connector for VI-CarRealTime allows engineers to incorporate high-fidelity, multidomain models created in MapleSim into the real-time vehicle simulation environment of VI-CarRealTime.
MapleSim 6 also offers new features that reduce development time by speeding up the testing and experimentation proves. The software supports the ability to access external code from within their simulations. The software also includes a "snapshots" feature that speeds up experimentation by allowing users to start experiments from any time, step, and initial condition without having to rerun the model every time. The new release also provides the ability to run batch simulations and optimizations in parallel, taking advantage of multiple CPUs to complete the computations faster.