New Features in MapleSim - High-Performance Multi-Domain Modeling and Simulation - Maplesoft
What’s New in MapleSim
Release 2018



The MapleSim 2018 family of products offers new tools for developing digital twins, greater connectivity with other modeling tools, expanded modeling scope, and more.


Motion Profiles

Identifying the optimal motor size required to drive your mechanism is one of the most important goals of simulation for the automation industry, and MapleSim 2018 provides tools that make this task easier. The new 1-D Motion Generation App allows you to create motion profiles that adhere to defined velocity and acceleration constraints. This means you can import your CAD model into MapleSim using the MapleSim CAD Toolbox add-on, 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 your motors.

Expanded FMI Import

MapleSim can now import models from even more software tools.  With MapleSim 2018, you can import models defined using FMI 2.0 Fixed-Step Co-Simulation, as well as FMI Model Exchange. Once imported, you can investigate the model using MapleSim’s advanced analysis tools, and incorporate it as part of a larger simulation. With the expanded import abilities, you can now also use MapleSim to test all 2.0 FMUs exported with the MapleSim Connector for FMI add-on, before deploying them to other tools.

Enhanced Modelica Support

Enhanced support for Modelica in MapleSim 2018 means that you can import many more 3rd party Modelica libraries into MapleSim, and start using those components in your own models immediately.

Optimized Handling of Large Models

Significant improvements have been made to working with very large models in MapleSim. 

  • Model diagrams are more responsive during editing.
  • Running a 3-D visualization takes significantly less memory, so you can create and run animations more quickly, and generate longer animations.

Improved Heat Transfer Modeling

The MapleSim Heat Transfer Library from CYBERNET add-on gives you a comprehensive view into the heat transfer effects present in your model, so you can improve performance and avoid overheating. 

  • Two new collections of components expand the modeling scope, adding the ability to model heat transfer through air and through water under a variety of conditions.
  • Heat flow visualization capabilities are expanded with the addition of the sphere to the collection of ideal thermal conductor solids.

More Powerful Hydraulics and Pneumatics

The MapleSim Hydraulics Library® from Modelon and the MapleSim Pneumatics Library® from Modelon, which are available as separate add-ons, have both been updated to take advantage of the most recent releases of the Modelon libraries. One important benefit of this update is that both libraries can now take temperature effects into account during simulations.

Learn about new features in previous releases of MapleSim

MapleSim 2017
MapleSim 2016.2
MapleSim 2016
MapleSim 2015.2
MapleSim 2015