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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.




Support Maple 18 and lower versions ends

Dear Maple Users,

Maplesoft, Inc. has decided to support only the last three versions of Maple. License support for previous versions of Maple ends three months since the launch of Maple 2017 on 25 August 2017. The new License Manager (LM) does not support Maple 18 and the lower version of Maple. In the case of Maple 2017 installation, you must install LM on another machine or virtual server. This will prevent Maple 18 and lower versions from being malfunctioned.




What’s New in MapleSim

The MapleSimTM 2017 family of products offers new and improved model development and analysis tools, expands your modeling scope, introduces new deployment options, and strengthens toolchain connectivity.

Model Analysis

MapleSim Apps give you point-and-click access to powerful Maple-based analysis and utility tools from within the MapleSim environment. MapleSim 2017 includes powerful new MapleSim Apps that help you analyze your model, as well as enhancements to existing tools.

Model Initialization

Choosing the correct initial values for your model is an extremely important and often extremely difficult task. MapleSim 2017 expands the collection of tools that simplify the initialization task with a new Initialization Diagnostics App, which provides insight into the initialization process to help you determine how your initial values are computed and what you need to do to adjust them.

  • The Initialization Diagnostics App tracks exactly how the initialization for your model happens, showing how each variable is computed, in the order it is computed.
  • You can test different configurations by overriding the initial values of selected variables, and the App will show you how the change affects the initial values of all the other variables in your model.
  • To determine exactly how a particular variable’s initial value is calculated, you can search for it by name, and then use the Initialization Diagnostics App to trace back the variables and values it was computed from.
  • If initialization fails, the App shows you all variables calculated up to that point, giving you tools to determine the root cause of the failure.

Vibration Analysis

The new Modal Analysis App helps you explore and understand the natural vibration modes of your mechanism, so you can identify which modes will have the biggest impact on your design and determine how to reduce the vibration in the final product. For example, you can extract all suspension modes of a full vehicle model, or analyze the natural frequencies of a robot and how they change based on its configuration. The Modal Analysis App:

  • Calculates and visualizes the natural vibration modes of your compliant mechanism.
  • Works with any multidomain MapleSim model, including systems with multibody constraints.
  • Provides an option for removing damping from the model after it has been linearized so you can explore the undamped natural frequencies.

Additional MapleSim App Improvements

Several MapleSim Apps now offer expanded functionality.

  • The Parameter Sweep, Monte Carlo, and Optimization Apps now provide Maple code that can be used to reproduce the results generated in the App. This allows you to use the interactive application as the first step of your analysis, and then use the provided code as a starting point for creating a customized analysis tool specific to your particular application.
  • The Parameter Identification Apps in the MapleSim Battery Library, which is available as a separate add-on, have been improved so that user-supplied charge/discharge data can now be at different temperatures, and plots update continuously as slider parameters change.

Model Development

MapleSim 2017 includes many additions and improvements to make it even easier to develop your system-level models.

  • MapleSim 2017 includes over 100 new components, including a collection of power converters in the Electrical library, and expansions to the Magnetic library to support quasi-static components and components with hysteresis.
  • A Modelica® code editor makes it easier to create new Modelica-based custom components. It lets you take an existing Modelica component from MapleSim or other sources, understand how the component code is structured, find and modify the aspects you want to change, and save it as a new MapleSim component that is immediately accessible.
  • MapleSim is now based on the Modelica 3.2.2 Standard Library, taking advantage of the most recent release throughout the product.
  • The Multibody component library includes performance improvements to contact modeling.
  • Plotting efficiency and responsiveness has been significantly improved when plotting large numbers of variables.
  • Installation is simplified with the adoption and integration of the LLVM® compiler infrastructure in MapleSim, which means that Microsoft® Visual Studio® is no longer needed on 64-bit Windows® when using MapleSim and most add-ons.

New Product! MapleSim Heat Transfer Library from CYBERNET

The MapleSim Heat Transfer Library from CYBERNET gives you a comprehensive view into the heat transfer effects present in your model, enabling you to refine your design to improve performance and avoid overheating. This component library is useful for any situation where heat generation is a concern, especially when there are moving boundaries between heat generating components, such as motors, batteries, printers, and manufacturing equipment.

  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of the heat transfer effects in your model.
  • Easily test out new configurations much more quickly than with other modeling tools.
  • Generate the discretized model using common, built-in geometries and then automatically check the temperature distribution in system-level simulations.
  • Customize the materials and geometry of your design when dealing with more complicated geometries.

Toolchain Connectivity

MapleSim includes many features and add-on products to ensure smooth integration with your toolchain, such as importing models from a variety of modeling tools, and exporting highly efficient model code for use in other simulation tools. The MapleSim 2017 family of products includes enhancements that support toolchain integration.

  • The MapleSim Connector for FMI, which allows you to export MapleSim models to any FMI-compatible modeling tool, now supports directional derivatives, critical for using FMUs with stiff solvers or in linearization applications.
  • The MapleSim CAD Toolbox, which imports CAD models into MapleSim, has been extended to support the latest versions of Inventor®, NX®, SOLIDWORKS®, CATIA®, Solid Edge®, and more.

New Product! MapleSim Explorer

The MapleSim Explorer provides a cost-effective deployment solution that enables you to make your MapleSim models available to more people in your organization. With the MapleSim Explorer, you can make the knowledge embedded in your MapleSim models available to other engineers to support their decision making. As a result, you can avoid overloading your modeling experts with requests that do not require modeling expertise, while still getting the answers your organization needs.

  • Run simulations of any MapleSim model
  • Change model parameters
  • Investigate and plot any model variables
  • View 2-D simulation results and 3-D simulation animations
  • Compare simulation runs and analyze the effects of parameter changes using the MapleSim Results Manager
  • View the model diagram, default parameter values, and component definitions
  • Analyze the model using MapleSim Apps, such as Parameter Sweep, Optimization, and Monte Carlo

The MapleSim Explorer is a complementary deployment solution to the MapleSim Server, which provides access to interactive applications based on MapleSim models through a web browser.

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Maple T.A. Online Assessment System for STEM Courses

Truly assess student understanding of math-based concepts.

Explore Maple T.A. Resources

Challenges and Solutions in Automated STEM Assessment
Maple T.A. enables STEM educators to fully leverage automated assessment.

Adaptive Testing: Effective Personalized Assessment for
STEM Education

Leverage Maple T.A. to provide individualized learning for your students.

Take advantage of automated testing in your STEM courses!

Free yourself from the cost and effort of paper-and-pencil assessment, while still asking exactly the questions you want to ask, even in your mathematics-based courses! Maple T.A. is powerful online testing and assessment software designed especially for courses involving mathematics. Its unparalleled abilities allow instructors to truly assess student understanding of math-based concepts, making it ideal for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) courses. With Maple T.A. you can:

  • Ask the questions you want to ask, and have them graded intelligently, the same way you would
  • Provide instant feedback to your students
  • Give your students lots of opportunities to practice without adding to your workload
  • Limit cheating while encouraging productive collaboration
  • Spend less time marking and more time on other aspects of the course
  • Offer as many assignments as you feel your students need, without being limited by teaching assistant availability
  • Identify and correct conceptual misunderstandings immediately
  • Eliminate logistical problems, from lost assignments to “grading parties” and the nightmare of arranging large-scale placement testing



Support Maple 18 and lower versions ends

Tuesday June 20th, 2017Maple, Other admin

Dear Maple Users,

Maplesoft, Inc. has decided to support only the last three versions of Maple. License support for previous versions of Maple ends three months since the launch of Maple 2017 on 25 August 2017.

The new License Manager (LM) does not support Maple 18 and the lower version of Maple. In the case of Maple 2017 installation, you must install LM on another machine or virtual server. This will prevent Maple 18 and lower versions from being malfunctioned.




New MapleT.A. 10

Dear customers,

Maple T.A. 10 is a new version of Maple T.A., the new functionality of which is mainly based on the requirements of students, instructors, administrators. The area where Maple T.A. use, increasing the usability itself and, in particular, the flexibility for online testing and assessment. Major Changes in Maple T.A .

Mobile access to all of the new functionality is accessible from mobile devices through standard web browsers, not only on computers and tablets, but also on iPads, Android tablets, and more.

Completely new environment design o Maple T.A. now offers a very straightforward and simple environment that is based primarily on customer requirements and uses a very simple workflow, both in parts for students and in pedagogical areas.

More types of technical issues o There are new technical issues such as Graph sketching, free body diagrams and so-called Math App issues that allow for more advanced testing in technical areas. For more information, click here <News in Maple T.A.10>.


Update Maple T.A.9.5

Dear users of Maple T.A.,

Maplesoft publishes an update for this system, which includes many improvements, especially for system security, support for new browsers, such as Internet Explorer 11. The question repository, math expressions, parallel data access, and last but not least the API have been improved. Especially for security reasons, this upgrade to Maple T.A. recommended for installation. The update can be downloaded from