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Hello everyone,

I am trying to create a custom component to find the minimum between 3 values.

I know that in Maple it is done by:

l := [5, 2, 3];
min(l[1], l[2], l[3]);

However I could not do the same with a custom component. I provided a screenshot below, where h(1), h(2), and h(3) are my input values and min(h1,h2,h3) is my output.

Thanks in advance,


Hello everyone,

For some reason, the rising edge block is not working how it is supposed to.

The component decription is as follows: "

The Rising Edge component triggers a Boolean expression, true, in the output, y, when a rising edge is detected at the input, u.

I am applying a step signal. (red waveform)

and this is the probe's measurement:

Why is it not detecting the rising edge?



Hi ,

I have recently got to know this software and its capabilities and was wondering if I can use it to start an initial systems design for an E-scooter as a first step (virtual validation). then feed this data to a designer which will design and cooperate with an engineer to realise the design again on this platform.

SO i have the range of my scooter , the weight it carries , the enviroment's average topography which i will be simplifying it at the first step to a 15% hill climb , and finally some dynamic/static restrictions... which i hope ican build upon . like adding chasis loads and analysis to data.

I want it to give me the cell number of the batteries , verify the loads and give me a electric-motor description . 


this was the road map.


Thank you for your kind replies .

We have just released a major update to MapleSim and the MapleSim family of products. This update includes significant enhancements in the areas of model development and toolchain connectivity, including:

  • Live simulations let you see results as the simulation is running, so you can track progress and react to problems immediately.
  • A new 3-D overlay option lets you easily compare simulation visualizations by overlaying one visualization on top of another
  • Tools for revision control enable a structured approach to managing and tracking changes to your model, making it easier to manage projects when multiple engineers are working on the same model and reducing development risk.
  • MapleSim now supports direct import of models created in other FMI-compatible software, providing even greater cross-tool compatibility and opportunities for co-simulation.
  • The MapleSim Connector, for connectivity with Simulink®, and the MapleSim Connector for FMI, for exporting MapleSim models to other FMI-compatible tools, have been expanded to allow you to explore simulation results involving exported MapleSim models from within MapleSim, even though the simulation was done in the target tool.


This update is being distributed through the automatic Check for Updates system, and is also available from our website. See the MapleSim 2016.2  downloads page for details on obtaining this update.



Graphical Programming with MapleSim in Vector Mechanics to Structures 2D

At the present time before constructing or starting to develop a mechanical structures project it is necessary to model it using graphic programming; In this opportunity and used MapleSim as a computational tool belonging to the company Maplesoft. The modern approach to modeling and simulation makes the fabrication of complex designs easy to solve. We will cover some examples taken from the engineering being implemented in Maplesim with insertion of physical objects; To be seen in real time through video output; Then integrates with Maple to analyze the equations and data through the static and dynamic behavior of the fabricated. Solved methods of physical block components include functionality for many domains: rotational and translational mechanics, multi-body dynamics, logic, and structural blocks; With techniques like: Drag-and-Drop Physical Modeling Environment and Create Custom Components Directly From Their Equations, thus the systems that would take hours or days to build from equations; In principle they can be created in a fraction of time using MapleSim, so it can incorporate significantly more complex graphical algorithms. In MapleSim, I use the revolutionary multibody technology that perfectly combines advanced multi-domain modeling tools to provide all the functionality you need in one environment.


Lenin Araujo Castillo

Ambassador Maple - Perú



Hi everyone,

I need to assign the output of the timer block to a variable which is then will be used in a trapeziod signal to add a time offset. Please see the visual below.

Thanks for your time,


Hello guys..

I am a master student and I am interested in modelling of six dof industrial robots. in this study, ı firtsly import autocad model into Maplesim and add revolute jont between each  two link. I want to coriolisis matrix from the model with inertia matriix . I wait your helping and thanks for your interest   

What shall I do to install Maple 15 and MapleSym 5 in a Windos 10 environment.

I find the procedure in Maplesoft site up to Windows 8.

May I follow it for Windows 10.

Thank you for any help. Kind regards


I get an error when I try to create a modelica block including a piecewise function with one of its expressions including csgn function.

similarly when I use the piecewise And for its conditions.

are these not supported in Modelica?

Hi everyone,

I need some help with the following error,

How can i solve this problem?

Thanks for your time

Best regards,



Ive been trying to use the global optimization toolbox to optimize a model I extract from the maplesim environment.
It works fine with the regular Optimization toolbox. but when I run the optimization on the Global toolbox I get this error:

Warning, Error at t=0.0000000000000000e+000: index-1 and derivative evaluation failure

to explain a little,
I use the getCompiledProc command to turn the maplesim model into a module to be used in maple.


I  encountered a non-integrable integral in the process of solving the following process, . How to achieve its numerical solution? Such as in a looping   code:

pa[i] := pa[i-1]-(Int(subs(t = tau, Lpa[i-1]+Na1[i-1]-Na2[i-1]), tau = 0 .. t)); 

pw[i] := pw[i-1]-(Int(subs(t = tau, Lpw[i-1]+Nw1[i-1]-Nw2[i-1]), tau = 0 .. t)); u[i] := u[i-1]-(Int(subs(t = tau, Lu[i-1]+Nu1[i-1]+Nu2[i-1]), tau = 0 .. t));

Detailed code see

This MaplePrimes guest blog post is from Dr. James Smith, an Assistant Lecturer in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department of York University’s Lassonde School of Engineering. His team has been working with Maplesim to improve the design of assistive devices.

As we go through our everyday lives, we rarely give much thought to the complex motions and movements our bodies go through on a regular basis. Motions and movements that seem so simple on the surface require more strength and coordination to execute than we realize. And these are made far more difficult as we age or when our health is in decline. So what can be done to assist us with these functions?

In recent years, my research team and I have been working on developing more practical and streamlined devices to assist humans with everyday movements, such as standing and sitting. Our objective was to determine if energy could be regenerated in prosthetic devices during these movements, similar to the way in which hybrid electric vehicles recover waste heat from braking and convert it into useable energy.

People use – and potentially generate – more energy than they realize in carrying out common, everyday movements. Our research for this project focused on the leg joints, and investigated which of the three joints (ankle, knee or hip) was able to regenerate the most energy throughout a sitting or standing motion. We were confident that determining this would lead to the development of more efficient locomotive devices for people suffering from diseases or disabilities affecting the muscles around these joints.

In order to identify the point at which regenerative power is at its peak, we determined that MapleSim was the best tool to help us gather the desired data. We took biomechanical data from actual human trials and applied them to a robotic model that mimics human movements when transitioning between sitting and standing positions. We created models to measure unique movements and energy consumption at each joint throughout the identified movements to determine where the greatest regeneration occurred.

To successfully carry out our research, it was essential that we were able to model the complex chemical reactions that occur within the battery needed to power the assistive device. It is a challenge finding this feature in many engineering software programs and MapleSim’s battery modeling library saved our team a great deal of time and effort during the process, as we were able to use an existing MapleSim model and simply make adjustments to fit our project.

Using MapleSim, we developed a simplified model of the human leg with a foot firmly planted on the ground, followed by a more complex model with a realistic human foot that could be raised off the ground. The first model was used to create a simplified model-based motion controller that was then applied to the second model. The human trials we conducted produced the necessary data for input into a multi-domain MapleSim model that was used to accurately simulate the necessary motions to properly analyze battery autonomy.

The findings that resulted from our research have useful and substantial applications for prostheses and orthoses designs. If one is able to determine the most efficient battery autonomy, operation of these assistive devices can be prolonged, and smaller, lighter batteries can be used to power them. Ultimately, our simulations and the resulting data create the possibility of more efficient devices that can reduce joint loads during standing to sitting processes, and vice versa.

Hello every one,

I'm using Maple to create a compiled program of my model Maplesim. I had a error with "getcompiledProc" command, which is :

Error, (in GetCompiledProc) non-numeric initial condition for `Main.RAB.value`(t): Float(undefined)

the "Main.RAB.value(t)" represent a probe used to visualize an output of my system.

Does anybody had a such error ?
Thank you for your responses.


Hi I was wondering if theres a way to smoothen a signal in maplesim.
I was trying to create a simple moving average but it doesnt seem to be able to create a feed back loop?
Much appreciate any help, or if there are other ways within maplesim to do it.


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