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Hello, could you give me ideas with such challenge? I have created my model in MapleSim and want to check correctness of the scheme. I need to get values of block variable. by default maplesim displays results as a graph and i do not see what is real value. How I can get these values? 


I tried to install maplesim on windows 8 but it didn't work.

However, i have installed microsoft visual c++ express before and i have made the precedure as described in maple that is to say 



Does Maplesim allow hardware integration such as a joystick so that I can feed in joystick commands (via USB or serial) from the computer and then control my Maplesim model in the virtual space? Suggestions?


Thank you.


I'm currently working on a manipulator model in Maplesim and will import CAD attachments to each of the links. The Solidworks model, once imported to Maplesim, is not located in the same position as the Maplesim part but is offset by X,Y,Z. The scaling is also off. Is there some way to align the CAD to the component instead of trial and error?

Thank you.


MapleSim 6.3 is now available...

December 06 2013 eithne 850 MapleSim

MapleSim 6.3 includes substantial improvements to the MapleSim simulation engine, resulting in faster model pre-processing times, more flexible code generation, and expanded support for Modelica-based custom components. 

For more information, see What’s New in MapleSim.




For some days, i no longer manage to open MapleSIM.

In fact, after double clicking on the shortcut, the software seems to be launched.

However, i can't open MapleSim on my screen. It seems that MapleSIM is only visible on the taskbars.

Maybe I have changed an option on my windows7.

I don't know.

Has somebody got a idea to help me ? so as to open my application normally ?

I attached a copy of my screen where you can see MapleSIM only in the taskbars.


Thank you for your help.




I am trying to solve rigid nody dynamics on Maplesim!! Trying to simulate Gyroscopic Effect.. I want to plot Angular Momentum of that rigid body!!


How do I do this??



color subsystems...

November 22 2013 Bendesarts 90


I look for a way to color the different subsystems of my system in the 2D mode.

It should be to have a clearer presentation of my system.

Is somebody known as it is possible to color a subsystem ?

Thank you for help.


I study the model of crankshaft in MapleSim.

For the moment, i manage to plot different parameters function of the time. For exemple, the angle of the crank function of the time or the displacement of the slider function of the time.

But, i like to plot the displacement of the slider funtion of the angle of the crank.

Is it possible and how can i do this?

Thank you for your help.


I want to optimal control, i.e. determine command which minimize an onjective function.

So I want know how I can use the Maple function "optimization[NLPSolve]" in a custom block of Maplesim ?

(I do that in Matlab with "fminsearch" and a Matlab function block but I don't manage to do it with maplesim)


It's a very easy question but i don't find for the moment.

I want to measure an angle in a revolute joint. For that purpose, i use a probe to measure the angle. The angle is measured in rad. How can i do to change in deg ?

Thank you for your help.

Hello everyone!  

I am very new to the maplesoft community but am very impressed with everything I have learned in the last few days.  I'm having an issue using force probes on a double wishbone suspension that I'm hoping someone can help me with.  I am trying to measure the forces in each link to gather quantitative solutions for the forces at the chassis connection points.  However, I keep getting one of the links measuring no value at all.  The...

We have just released the MapleSim Hydraulics Library from Modelon, a new add-on component library for advanced hydraulics modeling.  The result of a technology partnership with Modelon, the renowned developer of high-quality Modelica libraries, the MapleSim Hydraulics Library from Modelon allows you to:

  • Seamlessly combine hydraulic subsystems and components with other domains in a single modeling environment
    • Choose from over 150 components...


I need to model universal joint and spherical joint with spring elements.

Contrary to the revolute joint where there is an option to put spring element, i don't find this option in the universal joint and the spherical joint. So is there a simple solution to model spring in this kind of joint.

I hope that i shouln't have to build the joint with several revolute joint in serial.

Thank you for your help.


I have a little question concerning the definition of the rotation matrix in the rigid body frame.

The rotation matrix is defined like that in the help menu : "The rotation matrix that transforms a vector expressed in the outboard frame to the inboard frame".

Consequently, we have :

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