We've just launched Maple Flow 2023!
The new release offers many enhancements that help you calculate and write reports faster, resulting in polished technical documents. Let me describe a few of my favorite new features below.
Change Units Inline
You can now change the units of results inline in the canvas, without taking your hands off the keyboard. You can still use the Context Panel, but the new method is faster and enhances the fluid workflow that Flow exemplifies.
You can also enter a partial unit inline; Flow will automatically insert more units to dimensionally balance the system.
This is useful when results are returned in base dimensions (like time, length and mass) but you want to rescale to higher-level derived units. For an energy analysis, for example, you might guess that the result should contain units of Joules, plus some other units, but you don't know what those other units are; now, you can request that the result contains Joules, and Flow fills the rest in automatically.
The new Variables Palette lists all the user-defined variables and functions known to Flow at the point of the cursor. If you move your grid cursor up or down, the variables palette intelligently removes or adds entries.
Drag Images into the Canvas
You can now import an image by simply dragging it from a file explorer into the canvas.
This is one of those small quality-of-life enhancement that makes Flow a pleasure to use.
You can now quickly align containers to create ordered, uncluttered groups.
We've packed a lot more into the new release - head on over here for a complete rundown. And if you're tempted, you can get a trial here.
We have a lot more in the pipeline - the next 12 months will be very exciting. Let me know what you think!