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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?

Hi! I'm trying to use MapleSim 7 to simulate some very simple physical situations, however after great many hours spent at this, I'm still unable to convince MapleSim to load and run even the simplest Modelica models, like:

model Main
  Modelica.Mechanics.MultiBody.Parts.Body o(r_CM = zeros(3));
  inner .Modelica.Mechanics.MultiBody.World world;
  o.frame_b.f = {0,-9.8,0};
end Main;

It will report that o and world are "unknowns" and apparently does not recongize Modelica.Mechanics.MultiBody.Parts.Body nor Modelica.Mechanics.MultiBody.World. Do I need to do some extra steps to import extra libraries or enable some non-default components?  I went through various YouTube and other tutorials and didn't find a mention of anything.

When I look at some examples, often they refer to things like Maplesoft.Multibody.World - but these are proprietary Maple packages, and I need my code to use standard Modelica. Does this mean that MapleSim cannot run generic Modelica code like this?

I also tried running e.g. and some other examples, with absolutely no success either. I'm quite confused because MapleSim has a lot of advertising about Modelica support... :-(

We’ve just released a free maintenance release to MapleSim 7. This update includes improvements to MapleSim, the MapleSim Battery Library, and the MapleSim Connector for FMI. For details, see the MapleSim 7.01 update page.

From MapleSim, you can get this update from Help>Check for Updates, or download it from the update page. (If Check for Updates doesn't find anything, please try again tomorrow.)


Happy New Year! Now that 2014 is behind us, I thought it would be interesting to look back on the year and recap our most popular webinars. I’ve gathered together a list of the top 10 academic webinars from 2014 below. All these webinars are available on-demand, and you can watch the recording by clicking on the webinar titles below.


See What’s New in Maple 18 for Educators

In this webinar, an expert from Maplesoft will explore new features in Maple 18, including improved tools for developing quizzes, enhanced tools for visualizations, updated user interface, and more.

Introduction to Teaching Calculus with Maple: A Complete Kit

During this webinar you will learn how to boost student engagement with highly interactive lectures, reinforce concepts with built-in “what-if” explorations, consolidate learning with carefully-constructed homework questions, and more.

Maplesoft Solutions for Math Education

In this webinar, you will learn how Maple, The Möbius Project, and Maplesoft’s testing and assessment solutions are redefining mathematics education.

Teaching Concepts with Maple

This webinar will demonstrate the Teaching Concepts with Maple section of our website, including why it exists and how to use it to help students learn concepts more quickly and with greater insight and understanding.

Revised Calculus Study Guide - A Clickable-Calculus Manual

This webinar will provide an overview of the Revised Calculus Study Guide, the most complete guide to how Maple can be used in teaching and learning calculus without first having to learn any commands.

Clickable Engineering Math: Interactive Engineering Problem Solving

In this webinar, general engineering problem-solving methods are presented using clickable techniques in the application areas of mechanics, circuits, control, and more.

Hollywood Math 2

In this second installment of the Hollywood Math webinar series, we will present some more examples of mathematics being used in Hollywood films and popular hit TV series.

Robotics Design in Maple and MapleSim

In this webinar, learn how to quickly create multi-link robots by simply defining DH parameters in MapleSim. After a model is created, learn to extract the kinematic and dynamic equations symbolically in Maple.

Introduction to Maple T.A. 10

This webinar will demonstrate the key features of Maple T.A. from both the instructor and student viewpoint, including new features in Maple T.A. 10.

The Möbius Project: Bringing STEM Courses Online

View this presentation to better understand the challenges that exist today when moving a STEM course online and to find out how the Maplesoft Teaching Solutions Group can help you realize your online course vision.


Are there any topics you’d like to see us present in 2015? Make sure to leave us a comment with your ideas!


Dear any body,

I have tried several models/documents (with diagrams) using maplesim v7 32/64bit, but the simulation can not finish and in  equation generation a message appear as follow "protype must be a sructured record type or a record, but receipt squeezed".Same mesaages also appear if I try all examples exist in maplesim. What a big problem this?

Please help me..thanks in advance

Hi everybody,

is it possible to define an homokinetic joint in MapleSim for multibody modeling? How can I do that?




Is it possible to hide the geometry linked to the center of gravity and masses in the implicit geometry and keep only the kinematic joint.

If yes, may you explain how ? For the moment, I only manage to show/hide all the element of the implicit geometry. 

I use MapleSim 6.4.

Thank you for your help.



I used to use windows 32 bit, but I have 64 bit windows now. I installed the MapleSim 6.4 and Maple 18 and try to run the simulations that I created with the 32 bit windows. I have this error 'Unable to compile (rc=1), please try again, and if that fails verify your Windows compiller installation'. Could you please let me know what should I do to eliminate this problem?




I would like to copy/ paste my maplesim model in microsoft visio.

The idea is to create a vectorial illustration for presentation.

I manage to do this with simulink but not with Maplesim.

Apparently, when I go in visio, there is no possibility to copy like a metafile.

Is there a possibility to copy the object of a Maplesim model in a software like visio or illustrator so as to be able to create vectorial illustration for presentation ?

Thank you for your help.


I am quite new on Maple and Maplesim. A co-worker and I are evaluating a demo version (Maple 18 with Maplesim 7) for a possible purchase in 2015. For the project my collegue and I are working on, we need to detect when a signal becomes zero in order to switch between two options. We were trying to do this using the "Change" or "Boolean Change" components (the difference between those two is not really clear to us). Correct me if I am wrong, but those components should detect when a boolean signal has a change in value (both rising or decreasing) and in that case the output should become TRUE, while otherwise is FALSE.

The problem is that the component work if a "Terminate" is connected, but the output is always FALSE in any other case.

At the bottom we are attaching a file with two very easy examples.

In the first one the input of the "Boolean Change" component is a "Boolean Pulse". We compared also the output of the "Change", "Rising Edge", and "Edge with Initial Value" components. We were expecting istantaneous pulse with frequency equal to that of the boolean pulse, or its half for the Edge block. On the contrary the output of all the components stays zero (thus FALSE) for the whole simulation.

The second example use the output of a "Greater Threshold" component to enter the "Boolean Change", whose output is used to trigger a "Switch", whose output is in turn used as an input for the "Greater Threshold" component. The expected result is to have the "Switch" output to alternate the two inputs, instead it keeps the second one (thus the input for the switch is always FALSE).
The feature we need is more similar to this second output, but we don't understand what we are doing wrong or if there is another way to do it.
Thank you in advance


Presentations of the first national congress of civil engineering developed at the University Cesar Vallejo. From 10 to 12 November 2014.



(in spanish)

Lenin Araujo Castillo

Physics Pure

Computer Science





Dear Community,

Does anybody know, if there is a limit for the maximum number of equations for MapleSim? I tried with a system of 4456 equations, and I got the error message "(in DSN/RunSimulation ) system is inconsistent" When I took away most of the components (subsystems) it worked. So I suppose there must be some limit for the number of equations.

Tx in advance,


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