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Release Maple 2018

Maple 2018 Users Will Benefit from Enhanced User Experience
Release includes substantial improvements to how customers interact with Maple Waterloo, Canada; Mar.21, 2018

Maplesoft™ today announced a major new release of its flagship product, Maple™, the mathematical software that makes it extremely easy to analyze, explore, visualize, and solve math problems.
Maple 2018 includes substantial improvements to how customers interact with Maple, providing significant benefits to all users
no matter what they use Maple for. The release also includes an extensive collection of improvements in advanced mathematics, visualization, specialized application
areas, and more, which will be extremely useful to the mathematicians,
educators, engineers, and scientists who rely on these particular features
People use Maple to do many different things, so naturally the value of the improvements in any new release varies for each user. However, Maple 2018 is not a release to skip over, for any customer.
Maple 2018 contains a large number of substantial enhancements to
how users interact with Maple, which means all customers will see immediate benefits from this release. These improvements include:

An intelligent Context Panel, which brings together and enhances some of Maple’
s most powerful Clickable Math™ tools, providing point-and-click access to a wide variety of mathematical operations and other Maple tools.

Significant enhancements to Maple’s code editor, which makes writing, debugging, and maintaining Maple code and Maple-based applications easier and faster than before.

Deeper integration of units into the mathematics engine that significantly simplifies units-based calculations.

New options for protecting work from modification or viewing, so customers can share their work while remaining in control of their content

Maple 2018 also includes a wide variety of improvements that deepen its capabilities, as well as new features that broaden its applicability. Core mathematical enhancements were made in integration, ordinary and partial differential equations, simplification, graph theory, and more.
New abilities include computational geometry, support for performing computations involving thermochemical properties of chemical species, generating practice sheets for students that are graded by Maple automatically, and interpolating unstructured data
“While every release of Maple includes a host of improvements across many different areas of the product, people use Maple for very different tasks, and not every change
will be equally important to every user. But Maple 2018 is not a release to skip over,” says Dr. Laurent Bernardin, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Scientist at Maplesoft. “With improvements to so many of the ways our users interact with Maple, no matter what they use Maple for, our customers will find that Maple 2018 makes the work they are doing in Maple much easier.”
Maple is available in several languages including French, Simplified Chinese, and Brazilian Portuguese . A Japanese version of Maple 2018 will be available in a few weeks. For more information about new features in Maple 2018, visit



MapleSim 2018

MapleSim 2018 Offers New Tools for Developing Digital Twins
MapleSim 2018 family of products for system-level modeling expands modeling scope and improves toolchain connectivity
Waterloo, Canada; May xx, 2018: Maplesoft™ today announced a new release of MapleSim™, the advanced system-level modeling tool. From digital twins for virtual commissioning to system-level models for complex engineering design projects, MapleSim helps organizations reduce development risk, lower costs, and enable innovation. The latest release provides new tools for developing digital twins, in addition to greater connectivity with other modeling tools, and expanded modeling scope.

MapleSim is used across a wide variety of applications and industries, including the creation of physics-based digital twins for virtual commissioning. Identifying the optimal motor size required to drive a mechanism is one of the most important goals of simulation with digital twins, and MapleSim 2018 provides tools that make this task easier. The new 1-D Motion Generation App allows engineers to create motion profiles that adhere to defined velocity and acceleration constraints. They can define the desired motion of the joints, and then run the simulation to discover the torques and forces required to create that motion. This information can then be used to correctly size the motors, ensuring optimum performance at minimal cost.
MapleSim is a natural environment for modeling multidomain systems that supports the rapid creation and testing of initial concepts. With MapleSim, engineers can try out more ideas in less time, identify and prevent unexpected interactions between different domains, and generate computationally efficient models. New features in MapleSim 2018 further enable this work with more connectivity options and increased modeling scope.
MapleSim 2018 provides greater toolchain connectivity with the ability to import models from even more software tools. With the expanded FMI support, engineers can import models defined using FMI 2.0 Fixed-Step Co-Simulation, as well as FMI Model Exchange. Other improvements include enhanced Modelica support for easy access to more 3rd party component libraries inside MapleSim. In addition, the MapleSim Heat Transfer Library from CYBERNET offers improved tools for studying heat transfer effects and preventing overheating, while the MapleSim Hydraulics Library™ from Modelon and MapleSim Pneumatics Library™ from Modelon add-ons can both now take into account temperature effects during simulations.
“System level modeling offers tremendous advantages such as reduced risk and costs, as well as the ability to improve designs, and Maplesoft is committed to helping companies realize these benefits,” says Dr. Laurent Bernardin, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Scientist at Maplesoft. “Whether they are creating digital twins for virtual commissioning, or looking for greater insight into complex design projects, MapleSim and Maplesoft Engineering Solutions help companies employ system level modeling effectively, avoiding common pitfalls and experiencing success in their modeling projects.”
MapleSim is available in English, Japanese, and French.


Maple MBSE

Maple MBSE lets you take advantage of a Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) approach to requirements management and validation, without requiring every engineer on the project to be an expert in complex MBSE tools. With more people feeding into the process, you can create, maintain, and validate your requirements and systems models more efficiently and with fewer errors, allowing you to close the gap between systems engineering and model-based design.

In the world of Model Based Systems Engineering, specialized tools help define high-level system requirements that are used throughout the design chain. Most engineers don’t have the training needed to use these complex tools, but their input into system requirements remains vital. With customization by the Maplesoft Engineering Solutions team to meet your specific needs, MapleMBSE makes collaboration on requirements accessible to all stakeholders, providing streamlined interfaces for each task in your MBSE project. By giving more engineers an easy connection to MBSE tools, you can work faster, reduce errors, and ensure a system-wide collaboration on your next project.

  • Intuitive, Excel®-based interface for easily entering system definitions without having to go through your MBSE tool
  • Automatic population of information into your MBSE tool, translating the engineer’s inputs into system structures, behaviors, requirements, and constraints
  • Integration with standard SysML-based MBSE platforms such as IBM® Rational® Rhapsody® or No Magic™ MagicDraw®
  • Rapid impact analysis of design changes to test for conflicting requirements, all from within the intuitive MapleMBSE environment
  • Optimized tool views for common MBSE tasks
    • Requirements
    • Failure mode and effects analysis
    • Trade-off studies
    • Structure analysis
  • Designed to reduce many common errors that occur when using MBSE tools directly
  • Customized implementations provided by Maplesoft Engineering Solutions experts to ensure that MapleMBSE is tailored to your exact MBSE process


Why Choose Maple MBSE for your Next Project?

Here are just some of the ways that MapleMBSE streamlines the management of project requirements.

Easily Maintain Requirements

Keep requirements up to date by giving all of your engineers an Excel-based interface to your MBSE project definition, so you always get accurate results when testing for design impacts and requirement conflicts.

Eliminate Errors

Use natural language and numerical inputs to reduce errors associated with the complex entry mechanisms of MBSE tools.

Ramp Up, Right Away

Reduce ramp-up time by using the Microsoft Excel interface familiar to all engineers, giving you easy access to important project definitions stored in your MBSE tool.

Flexible Integration

Give engineers a practical tool that also satisfies management’s need for a PLM-integrated solution.