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During the simulation of my model, I received this bug:

"cannot resolve function `Main.'Typesetting:-mambiguous'`; there is no function `'Typesetting:-mambiguous'` visible in model `Main`"

Have you a idea of the problem ?

How can I localize my issue ? Is there some options to localize the issue with a debug mode ?

Thanks a lot for your help



In a subsystem, i defined parameters like this in the "parameters" area :


In the "diagram" area, the parameters are not updated because i see this panel :


Do you know why the parameters are not updated (possibly only on visualization) ? And if yes, how i can do to visualize in this last panel the value of the parameters updated ?

Thanks a lot for your help



I want to calculate a new position (X,Y,Z) for a cartesian model with 3 points (dX,dY,dZ) but  I got a problem, my point is a parameters, so I can't change it in the simulation in real time with a Input signal on the components. Does It exist a solution for convert a parameters to a variable to get a Input signal?

Exemple of my calcul:

eq:= [x(t)= dx+sin(dy/dz), y(t)=dy+20,z(t)=dz]




In my model, in order to better follow a analytical study, i would like to make some calculations with my paramters.

For example, I have defined :




I would define R in the parameters area so as to use it for some definitions in the definition of body (i use especially maplesim for multibody systems.)

How is it possible to define parameters thanks to relations ?

Hello all,

When I try to do this example, in the multibody analysis,

Thats already written :


but when I enter theses formulas(mModel & MB), that write instead of the example:

"Analyzing system..."
"Performing constraint analysis..."
"The system has 2 degree(s) of freedom. It is modeled using 2

generalized coordinate(s) coupled by 0 algebraic constraint(s\

And I have no result if i do vPosCons := MB:-GetPosCons(); . What am I doing wrong?

Thank you


I would like to open a modelica model with MapleSIM. When I do "import modelica", I received the error message : "import failed : no library found".

I believed the modelica library was already installed on maplesim but may be not. Do I need to install modelica library ? and if yes, how ?

More generally speaking, how can I do to open a modelica model on maplesim?

Thank you for your help.

I have some data for a model in MapleSim that I would like to use a time look up table with.  I've found that the two options for interpolation are linear and 1st derivative, but the data was intended to be interpretted as piecewise constant.  Is there any way to acheive this option in MapleSim?


I tried to import the modelica library Buildings1.6 from the modelica website and get always the error "Nothing found in the modelica library". 

Is it possible to import modelica libraries? 

Thank you very much

Does MapleSim 6 cover temperature dependent fluid media? In the modelica standard library (MSL), there is for example a medium model for T-dependent properties, defined by tables or polynomials (Modelica.Media.Incompressible).


Is it included in MapleSim 6 or can be somehow modelled?



Hi All. Hope all is well.

Assume that we have partitioned [0,a], into N equidistant subintervals and in each subinterval we have M sets of polynomials of arbitrary form[say bij(t)](a.e Taylor series, or Bernstein series,…)

for Example with N=4, M=3 and by Taylor series we have:


now we want to approximate a function, asy f(t), in this interval with following form:


If we have:

(Tau is a constant number)
then: How can  we find L and Z matrices using maple? Is it any way? (or other softwares?)



Mahmood   Dadkhah

Ph.D Candidate

Applied Mathematics Department


I was given that solitary initial state to see how it will deform as time goes on. am struggling to get my code so that I can get video frames. please help on how I can generate my code


uo(x)= a0x2(1-x)2 for x (less than or equal to) x (less than or equal) 1

u0(x)    = 0 for x > 1

the video clips will be representing the function u(*,t) :x to u(x,t)

for a sequence of choices of t such as t=0; t=0,5...t=3

Maplesoft regularly hosts live webinars on a variety of topics. Below you will find details on some upcoming webinars we think may be of interest to the MaplePrimes community.  For the complete list of upcoming webinars, visit our website.


Hollywood Math (with more new examples!)

Over its storied and intriguing history, Hollywood has entertained us with many mathematical moments in film. John Nash in “A Beautiful Mind,” the brilliant janitor in “Good Will Hunting,” the number theory genius in “Pi,” and even Abbott and Costello are just a few of the Hollywood “mathematicians” that come to mind.

Although the widespread presentation of mathematics on the silver screen is not always entirely accurate, it does serve as a great introduction to the study of mathematics in general. During this webinar Maplesoft will present a number of examples of mathematics in film. See relevant, exciting examples that you can use to engage your students.At the end of the webinar you’ll be given an opportunity to download an application containing all of the Hollywood examples that we demonstrate.

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Applications of Symbolic Computation in Control Design

You may already use Maple and/or MapleSim within your organization to solve various problems, but did you know that they have capabilities for control design as well? In one of our upcoming featured webinars for this month, we will explore the Control Design toolbox including the ability to extract symbolic equations of plant models, perform symbolic linearization, design symbolic controllers, and generate very fast code for HIL testing.

The following examples will be demonstrated:

• PID Control

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• Gain scheduling

• Feedback linearization

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 I have a complex set of mechanical linkages and components, and I am trying to create a feedback control system for trajectory-tracking with the end-effector. They system is driven by a set of prismatic joints (representing ideal series-elastic actuators). At this stage I am simply trying to establish the control parameters and the required forces to achieve desired positions/velocities in the workspace, and have not yet inserted any realistic actuator characteristics.

An open-loop solution can be found using translational position control on the prismatic joints, this is no problem. However to close the loop properly, I need to convert the system to use a differential input, such as a velocity driver. At this point everything becomes very finicky and highly dependent on initial conditions. Generally Maplesim gives up, claiming that no solution can be found. Due to the complexity of the system, there is no way for me to guess a priori the appropriate initial conditions of all the joints and linkages. I was wondering if anybody had any tips for either pre-determining the initial parameters, or alternatively for relaxing the solver in some way to allow for a wider exploration of possible solutions. Or any other ideas!

So far: I have tried setting up an open loop position-driven system with the same trajectories and using Maple to read all the initial conditions, then transferring them as guesses to my closed-loop system. But this has not worked. As a temporary workaround I am using position drivers on the SEAs, which are in turn driven by a velocity controller (with an integrator term). However this is suboptimal. Any help would be much appreciated!

Hi, this question is for Samir Kahn or other maplesoft staff.

Is there a way to use modelica biochem or any other chemical path library into maplesim? Do you plan to integrate this library in future versions of maplesim? Wolfram systemModeler has this library already integrated as does symbiology in matlab. Mr Kahn, I hope that your background in chemical engineering help you push for this new development in maplesim and help this product be even better than the competion. thank you and let me know as soon as possible.



Recently I started to learn to use maplesim. I wanted to set up a feedback system which is used to control the speed of DC motor. I don't know how to build it. Please give me some advice. I really appreciate your help.

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