Maplesoft has just released a collection of new engineering products, including MapleSim 3, the latest version of our physical modeling tool. It includes a new hydraulics library, more electrical machines and improved solvers which expand the scope of models it can handle. It also comes with a new project manager, more diagnostic tools, a 3-D visualization preview feature, and other improvements to the interface which reduce the development time. See What’s New in MapleSim 3 for details.
There are also two new toolboxes: the MapleSim Control Design Toolbox, and the MapleSim LabVIEW Connector. The Control Design Toolbox extends MapleSim’s plant modeling abilities to support control design. It takes advantage of the symbolic approach to produce very flexible, reusable controllers. The LabVIEW Connector lets you export MapleSim models as LabVIEW user-code blocks, so you can include them in your LabVIEW VIs. This gives you the ability to use these models in hardware-in-the-loop testing without having to sacrifice model fidelity. See the MapleSim Control Design Toolbox and the MapleSim LabVIEW Connector for details.
We have also released a new version of the MapleSim Simulink Connector (formerly: the MapleSim Connectivity Toolbox) which works with the latest releases of MapleSim and Simulink.