Opening MapleSim Apps and Templates
MapleSim apps and templates are pre-built tools for model building and analysis tasks. Apps open in the Apps Manager tab of the Analysis window. Templates are Maple worksheets that you attach to a model. Templates open in Maple.
Using Apps and Templates
To start working with your MapleSim model in Maple, you can use the apps and templates available in the Add Apps or Templates tab (
To open an app:
In MapleSim, open the model for which you want to use an app.
Click the Add Apps or Templates tab (
From the Apps palette, select the app. The app opens in the Apps Manager tab of the Analysis window.
If you close and reopen an app, the Apps Manager remembers the previous state of the app.
The Apps Manager displays three options:
): Return the app to the default settings.
): Save the current settings for the app.
): Retrieve saved settings for an app.
To open a template:
In MapleSim, open the model for which you want to attach a template.
From the Templates palette, select the template. The template opens in Maple.
Follow the instructions provided in the template.
When your task is complete, save the .mw file in Maple and then save the .msim file to which it is attached in MapleSim. MapleSim templates are saved in the Attached Files pane under Documents.
For more information about the MapleSim templates and attachments, see Attaching Files to a Model in Chapter 2 and Analyzing and Manipulating a Model in Chapter 5 of the MapleSim User's Guide.
MapleSim Apps are organized into categories.
1-D Motion Generation
Create motion profiles for 1-D motion that adhere to defined velocity, acceleration, and jerk constraints.
Create a custom port for a custom component.
Create a custom hydraulic directional control valve.
External C/Library Block
Define and generate a MapleSim custom component from external C Code/DLL.
Kinematic Cam Generation
Model the kinematic behavior of cams and followers.
Linearize a MapleSim continuous subsystem. Perform linear analysis on the linear system object, such as generating Bode plots and Root Locus plots.
Retrieve equations from a linear or non-linear model.
Resolve inconsistent initial conditions and errors detected during the simulation, as well as give insight into the original configuration of the system.
Visualize the vibration modes of a multibody model.
Monte Carlo Simulation
Define a random distribution for a parameter and run a simulation using this distribution.
Retrieve multibody equations in a form that is suitable for manipulation and analysis.
Optimize and analyze the parameters of a model and view possible simulation results.
Execute a parameter sweep.
Generate code from a model.
Define and generate a data set to be used in MapleSim, for example, a data set for an Interpolation Table component.
Import MapleSim parameter sets from, or export parameter sets to, an Excel spreadsheet.
Define and generate a set of random data points to be used in MapleSim, for example, a data set for an Interpolation Table component.
Note: The MapleSim Heat Transfer Library is available as a separate add-on.
Board and Parts Generation
Generate a component of a board with parts.
Plot a 3-D visualization of the temperature distribution of a Heat Transfer shape component, mapping temperatures to colors.
Create a custom modeling component based on a mathematical model.
Create a worksheet by opening a MapleSim Model in an embedded component.
Tip: Click one of the help icons (
) for help and extra information about the app or template.
Viewing an Attachment in its Associated Application
Modifying an Attachment
Removing an Attachment from the Attachments Palette
Renaming an Attachment
Saving an Attachment to Your Computer
The Analysis Window
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