Maplesoft released the latest version of MapleSim, its Modelica-based physical modeling and simulation platform. According to the company, MapleSim 6 offers tighter Modelica integration, as well as more simulation, analysis, and connectivity capabilities.
MapleSim is based on the open standard Modelica modeling language for describing physical models and components. The new release 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 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.
Maplesoft expanded the entire MapleSim product suite by releasing several additional add-on products. 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 allows engineers to incorporate high-fidelity, multi-domain 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. It supports the ability to access external code directly from within their simulations. 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 faster.
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