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The 3-D Workspace of the stuart platfrom example

https://de.maplesoft.com/products/maplesim/modelgallery/detail.aspx?id=34

displays as follows. Clicking on the central object I get

Q1: What does "Unlayed out view mean"?

Q2: What is actually displayed in the center?

Q3: Why is only one leg shown in instead of 6?

I would really appreciate more insight into the 3-D Workspace. I use it to inspect structural integrity of models and assembly errors, but I am often lost by its behavior.

Thank you!

(I have tried to work it out myself with online resources, Maples help system and MapleSim user guide.)

 

I'm trying to create a custom component in MapleSim 2021, and I want to use Thermal Fluid Flow Ports. However, they don't show up as a type of port in the port Type dropdown.  How can I create a thermal fluid flow port using the Custom Component Template?

We’re excited to announce the release of MapleSim 2021! The MapleSim 2021 family of products lets you build and explore models more easily than ever, with improved simulation performance and 3-D visualizations, new ways to share models with those who don’t use MapleSim, and a host of new and expanded component libraries. Improvements include:

  • Improved performance for large models that allows you to take advantage of the fastest simulations yet – no matter how complex your design is.
  • More realistic 3-D visualizations with the ability to define dynamic shape sizes, such as spheres and cylinders that expand or contract over the course of the simulation, so components are realistically represented throughout.
  • Expanded modeling scope for machine builders, with a new pneumatics component library and expanded hydraulics support, as well as improved visualizations in the MapleSim Ropes and Pulleys Library add-on.
  • New simulation and analysis features in MapleSim Insight, a standalone product in the MapleSim family that provides anyone in your organization with access to powerful simulation-based debugging and 3-D visualization capabilities that connect directly to common automation platforms.

See What’s New in MapleSim 2021 for more information about these and other improvements!
 

Dear Community,

I try to slove a simple 2nd order ODE describing a simple pulley. Unfortunately dsolve does not like what I'm trying to do, and I get en error message. My goal is to plot travel distance, velocity and acceleration (  h(t), dh(t)/dt, d2h(t)/dt2 ) of the lifted weight. Could you pls. have a look what I'm doing wrong?

Also is there a way to transform this worksheet to a MapleSim document somehow? Worksheet attached.

tx in advance,

best regards

Andras

SimplePulley.mw

 

Hi

I am trying to implement normally distributed noise into a maplesim simulation. I thought this would be done most easily thru adding a modelica custom component. There are some examples to go on on the web however Modelica are not really good at explaining there implementation. 

The code for my implemented block can be seen below. 

 

model Noise2
    import MBI = Modelica.Blocks.Interfaces;
    import MBN = Modelica.Blocks.Noise;
    import MMD = Modelica.Math.Distributions.Uniform;
    
    output MBI.RealOutput out annotation (Placement(transformation(extent={{100,-10},{120,10}}))); 

    inner Modelica.Blocks.Noise.GlobalSeed globalSeed(fixedSeed=42);
    
    MBN.NormalNoise generator(samplePeriod=0.1,distribution=MMD.density(0, -1, 1));

    
    Real y(useGlobalSeed=true, useAutomaticLocalSeed = false, fixedLocalSeed=false, startTime = 0);
    
equation
    out = generator.y;
end Noise2;

 

However this results in the following error

Argument 1 must have integer[4] data type

 

Due to my inexperience with Modelica, I don't even know were to start searching for the error. So I turn to this wonderful community in my hour of need, How do I implement normal distributed noise in maplesim?

Mvh

Eric Ragnarsson

Hi

I have created a robot ar with p starting position X, Y, Z and a spring that connects to the robot end effector with a spring that is L long. I have exported this simulink model to an FMU inorder to use it in python. 

Is it posible to change the value of X, Y, Z and L using pyfmi before using it in pythuon and if it is, then how?

 

Thanks again for youre time and help. I know that this is not exaclyt inside the expertise of this fine comunity but have no were else to go.

Eric R

Hi Everyone,

First time asking a question on this website. I am a bit confused about an error I am getting in a pretty straightforward simulation I am trying to generate. It is part of an overall State Machine I am working on but I have isolated the issue to the Angle Sensor and have simplified the issue to ask my question. The issue is as follows:

When simulating the To_Box_5_error.msim file I get the following error

Preparing for integration......
Generating code (derivatives)
(in MapleSim:-CreateDataRecord) internal error occurred during simulation: check console on verbose for more details (5.508s)

This file consits of the angle sensor feeding back to the two <= blocks.

However when simulating the To_Box_5_works.msim file the simulation completes without issue. The difference in the second file is that I feed back the angle sensor value to only one <= block while the second I ijust feed in a constant.

Why would feeding back the same signal to both of these blocks not complete the simulation? The error does not occur for the position sensors that are also in the model.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Mike

I would like to use a template in Maple to create a sampled data custom component to mimic a digital controller in order to study the effects of the non-linear features of the controller.  Is it possible to do this in Maple using a template?

Hi

I have created an model of a UR5e robot complete with mass and inertia however I have a problem with implementing the viscus friction. I have the viscus friction values for each of the joints calculated from another program, I just need to implement them.

 

Mvh

Eric Ragnarsson

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If you are also a MapleSim user, this Maple update will be installed automatically when you update your MapleSim installation to the newly released MapleSim 2020.2. The MapleSim update also includes many updates to MapleSim, the MapleSim CAD Toolbox, specialized MapleSim libraries, MapleSim connectivity tools, and MapleSim Insight.  You will find details about new features and improvements, as well as instructions on obtaining the update, on the MapleSim 2020.2 page.

Hi

I have constructed a model of an UR5e in maplesim with the hop to be able to test my controller writen in python on it. 

I hope to be able from the model to

  • Enter a tourqvalue for the joints.
  • Extract joint angles, joint velocitys as well as the forces and tourqes that affects the end effector.
  • (If posible) visualize the sumulated robot arm so I can se that the motion reflects that of the real robot arm.

the simulated robot arm 

The question is how to best do this in a semi realtime way?

I have been looking into generating a FMU but if there are other ways to do this, then I am open to ides. 

The contorller is based on a haptic algoritm for connecting two robot arms and I will only get one robot arm due to prise and space constraints.

This means that I will reseave realtime information from the real robot arm into my python controller that then i supose to take inforamtion from the simulated arm and with information from both arms calculate the tourqe values for both arms joints. 

 

Thanks in advance for all youre help

Eric Ragnarsson

Hi

I am trying to implement a maplesim block that takes two vectors as input and a 6x6 matrix as an output. I alrady got help with how to implement the inputs and the outputs however it was for an one input one output system.

The current code is the following

However this results in both inputs being placed ontop of each other

Do anybody know how to change the position of the two inputs so that they are not on top of each other?

Mvh
Eric Ragnarsson

Hi

I am trying to construct a controler for a UR5e robot, I have a simulation of the robot in maplesim and have started to look for a way to use multibody analysis to provide me with the Jacobian. However it only provieds the constraint Jacobian and as I have no position constraints on the robot, it returns nothing.

I then came across 

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3xJge_09E0&t=374s

However it is old and does not exactly say how to do it.

So I thought I should ask this wonderful comunity if they have an recomended way to construct the Jacobian from a maplesimmodel? I am still a beginner at maplesim and maple so any help is appreciated.

 

With thanks for helping me

Eric Ragnarsson

 

Hi

I am trying to implement a controler for a 6dof robot. This requires a number of matrixis one among them is the mass matrix.

I have the matrix equation from using the multibody analysis tool and was thinking to use this matrix equation to construct a custom componet that takes the angels of the robot joints as inputs and have the 6 x 6 mass matrix as an output.

However when I complete the component generation am I greeted with this error message.

(in MapleSim:-Modelica:-PrintModel) unable to print Matrix(6, 6, {(1, 1) = ((1/5000)*(5000*`msim/RNAME`(_msim_End_effector_M)+5000*`msim/RNAME`(_msim_Wrist_2_M)+2500)*(`msim/RNAME`(_msim_Wrist_1_H)+`msim/RNAME`(_msim_Wrist_2_H))*`msim/RNAME`(_msim_Upper_Arm_H)*cos(`msim/RNAME`(_msim_R3_theta))-(1/5000)*(5000*`msim/RNAME`(_msim_End_effector_M)*(`msim/RNAME`(_msim_End_effector_H)+`msim/RNAME`(_msim_Wrist_2_W))+5000*`msim/RNAME`(_msim_End_effector_H)+2500*`msim/RNAME`(_msim_Wrist_2_W))*sin(`msim/RNAME`(_msim_R5_theta))*`msim/RNAME`(_msim_Upper_Arm_H)*sin(`msim/RNAME`(_msim_R3_theta))+(1/5000)*(5000*`msim/RNAME`(_msim_End_e ... NAME`(_msim_Wrist_1_M)+(1/8)*`msim/RNAME`(_msim_Wrist_1_W)^2+7/10000})

Error in Component btnGenComponent with caption "Generate MapleSim Component

 

Most of it is just fragments of the (1,1) equations but what I take away from it is that it complains on a missmach between the 6 X 6 matrix and the output port. 

After researching the question, however, I have not managed to find a good answer to this so I ask this wonderful forum for help.

Is it posible to have a matrix as an output from a custom component? If it is then how?

Mvh

Eric Ragnarsson

Hi

I am trying to create a simulation of a UR5e, I have added a spring dampening systen in order to simulate the imput of external forces and torques. However I get a strange error for which I could not find an awnser for on the web.

The closest was 

https://www.mapleprimes.com/questions/203860-Compile-Maplesim-Model-To-Ccode

However it is quite old and not entirely a match. 

I get the following output

More information

Maplesim 2020

64 bit version

Windows 10

RAM - 16 GB

Do anybody know a solution for this?

Mvh

Eric Ragnarsson

 

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