Maplesoft(TM) today announced a new release of MapleSim(TM), the Modelica(R)-based physical modeling and simulation platform. With tighter Modelica integration, as well as more simulation, analysis, and connectivity capabilities, MapleSim 6 offers even 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 in many ways making it even 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 precisely what their model is doing, and more easily correct or improve its behavior. Other Modelica features include the ability to open and immediately 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 easily understood by other FMI-compliant tools.
"The combination of Modelica, an open, object-oriented, system-level modeling language, with the symbolic computation power of MapleSim enables a level of understanding, power, and extensibility that is not possible with "black-box" tools," says Dr. Laurent Bernardin, Executive Vice-President and Chief Scientist at Maplesoft."With the new features in MapleSim 6, it's even easier for our customers to gain deeper insight into their designs, rapidly completing their most innovative projects and then passing their results down the toolchain."
Maplesoft expanded the entire MapleSim product suite by releasing several additional add-on products, many created in partnership with industry leaders. The MapleSim Connector for FMI lets users export models 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(TM) 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 several new features that reduce development time by speeding up the testing and experimentation process. MapleSim 6 supports the ability to access external code directly from within their simulations. For example, customers can simplify their testing by calling external controller code directly from within MapleSim, instead of exporting the MapleSim model to another tool. MapleSim 6 also includes a new "snapshots" feature that speeds up experimentation by allowing customers to start experiments from any time-step and initial condition without having to rerun the model every time. This release also provides the ability to run batch simulations and optimizations in parallel, taking advantage of multiple CPUs to complete the computations significantly faster.
MapleSim 6 is available in both English and Japanese. Maplesoft is unveiling this new version of MapleSim at the International Modelica Conference, held in Stuttgart, Germany from September 3rd to 5th, 2012.
Maplesoft(TM), a subsidiary of Cybernet Systems Co., Ltd. in Japan, is the leading provider of high-performance software tools for engineering, science, and mathematics. Its product suite reflects the philosophy that given great tools, people can do great things.
Maplesoft's core technologies include the world's most advanced symbolic computation engine and revolutionary physical modeling techniques. Combined, these technologies enable the creation of cutting-edge tools for design, modeling, and high-performance simulation.
Maplesoft's products help to reduce errors, shorten design times, lower costs, and improve results. The Maplesoft product suite includes Maple(TM), the technical computing and documentation environment, and MapleSim(TM), the system-level modeling and simulation tool.
Engineers, scientists, and mathematicians use Maplesoft products to enable them to work better, faster, and smarter. Maplesoft's customers include Ford, BMW, Bosch, Boeing, NASA, Canadian Space Agency, Canon, Motorola, Microsoft Research, Bloomberg, and DreamWorks, covering sectors such as automotive, aerospace, electronics, defense, energy, financial services, consumer products, and entertainment. With Toyota, Maplesoft founded the Plant Modeling Consortium to promote the development of new design techniques for automotive and related industries.
Visit http://www.maplesoft.com to learn more.
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