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Hi all,

How to build an uneven ground by MapleSim?

I want simulation a car runnung on this uneven ground.

Is there any method , proposal , orientation, or any thing can help me


Thank you

Hi all,


I met a problem while using the MapleSim7.

When I increase the plot points (which can be modeified in the setting tab) to get more accurate solution,

MapleSim does not show the simulation results (ex. graph) even though the simulation has finished.

MapleSim message only says "Done Simulating", but does not show the results.


When I set plot points "10000", I could obtain the results. However when I set "30000" for plot points, 

I couldn't get results.


What is the problem and how can I obtain the results with many number of plot points?


Hi, I build my simulation system in MapleSim, using the module 'Stepper Permanent Magnet' like this


But when I run this system, I get the followiing error:

System is underdetermined


When I delete the part about 'Stepper Permanent Magnet', the system runs well.

How to solve this problem? How to use 'Stepper Permanent Magnet'?

The Help file of MapleSim cannot proviod such help information.

Thank you.






I need to model some spherical joints with damping.

Apparently, contrary to revolute joints, it seems that it is not possible to add damping in spherical joints. Indeed, contrary to the revolute joint where there is an option to put spring or damping element, i don't find this option in the spherical joint. 

Do you have a idea to model spherical joints with damping (without changing the spherical joint)?

Thanks a lot for your help


How to building a wall, I want to use the wall with something (ex:ball) make a elastic collision.

Thank you all.



I want to simulating a mulitibody system, similar circular motion.

schematic diagram:




Why the ball cannot keep on the circle?




is there a way I can use data (variables) from Maple environment in the Maplesim environment. 

I have a scirpt in maple that generates the robots joints angles and need to use them in the 3D robot built in maplesim. I know I can export/Import data, but this sounds redundant. Is there a way to simply use an input block as a source of the data in maplesim and have the variable name generated in maple used int. Similar to what Matlab/Simulink does.. 





I am facing a problem with the c-code generation of maplesim models:

When I am trying to compile a multibody model that contains more than about 80 bodies I get an error "Error, (in GetCompiledProc) internal error: unable to find matching".

Using the code generation template it says "Error in Component cmdGenerateCode eith caption "Generate C code": (in DSN/Pantelides) internal error: unable to find matching"


Has anyone a solution to this?



Model: Ref_Model.msim

It is a simple systems of masses connected by spring/dampers.

I am using MapleSim 7.01

The error message occurs when I try to simulate the model in maplesim, too:

Using the Mark II engine
Simplifying system with 600 equations
Simplification removed 0 equations. Remaining equations: 600
Generating simulation code
DAE index reduction
DSN/RunSimulation: internal error: unable to find matching
(in DSN/RunSimulation) internal error occurred during simulation
Simulation failed.




I make a new parameter in MapleSim, but I don't konw why it becomes to something as shown in the above figure.

In MapleSim environment, I can see these code, but I find that I cannot edit them.

Is there a method that I can edit these codes?

Thank you.


I want to make the model which moves along the specific direction (translational), So I used the "prismatic joint" to give the direction that I want to enforce. However, "Prismatic joint" only offers the direction along the "X", "Y", and "Z" axes though I want to give other direction.


Is there any way to give the specific direction (vector) to make my model move in that way ?


i have some problem when iuse the digital libray with the delay components:

i have this error: delay variable not found in dependent variable list, [`Main.TransportDelay1.x`(T)]

it seems that the delay function in the modelica language is not well treated in MapleSim . At this level:


    y = if 0 < delayTime then if delayTime <= time then x_delayed else y0 else pre(x);
    x_delayed = integer(delay(x, delayTime));
end Modelica.Electrical.Digital.Delay.TransportDelay;


Thank you for your help.



Maplesim 7.0(1) installer looks for Maple 18 installation.  Will Maplesim work with Maple 2015?

If not, what is the expected date of making both products compatible?




I have modeled a slidercrank with absolute coordinates.

I have a slight problem when I want to mesure the Euler angles with Euler angle sensors.

In fact, the angle of the crank around the z axis (gamma1) always stay betwen -pi and pi. I would have like to see the value of my angle always increases with the evolution of the time since I impose a constant torque on the crank.

How can I do to observe the Euler angles of a body (parameterized with absolute coordinates) without any limit between [-pi,pi]?

Thank you for your help.

PS: I insert my model attached


Hi! I'm having trouble with the MapleSim "Equation Extraction" template. I have an extremely simple dynamics scenario with RigidBody at a particular position in a world; when the simulation starts, the body should simply start fallin with a constant acceleration, and I'm looking to extract kinematic equations for this situation.

However, the problem I have with the extracted equations is that they contain some rotational dependent terms that I wish to avoid - a lot of sines and cosines with arguments that I actually cannot match up to any variables in the model, or when I enable quaternion representation, terms like this:

What I don't understand is what exactly these rotation terms represent. The object should be falling straight downwards, and gravitation should be applied straight downwards, and when I start the simulation it does run through, also indicating that there should be no unbound variables. I'm not sure exactly what parameters in the Modelica model do they correspond to? I did not find any such angles in the object settings. And can I ask MapleSim to generate equations without these unbound rotation variables?

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