MapleSim 2018 Questions and Posts

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It is a very good computational tool to perform modeling and simulation using our world as a reference. You can also teach math knowing how to choose the right icons.
I recommend this software to everyone who wants to simulate objects or multibodies. In any case, knowledge of physics and mathematics, especially vector mechanics, is necessary.
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From now on all projects will be with Maple and MapleSim.

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Ambassador of Maple

Dear Community,

I run a MapleSim model from Maple. The simulation runs fine giving me the correct graphical plots, but I wonder how could I obtain also the numerical values of the probes vs. time? Sorry I could not figure it out. A matrix format would be perfect: 1st column time, the other columns probe 1 .. n values vs. time. (Files attached)

Tx for the kind help in advance,

best regards

Andras , RCNetwork.msim

Dear Community,

I have set up a simple 2D RC network with 1 lookup table current source, and a few probes. The model runs fine. Now I wanted to run it from Maple, and followed carefully a MapleSim tutorial which exlained how to establish the link between Maple and MapleSim. I added a worksheet called and run the A := MapleSim:-LinkModel(): command. Then I wanted to run the simulation with the A := Simulate() ; command, but nothing happened, Maple returned A := Simulate(). What did I wrong? In the tutorial it runs perfectly. (Files attached.)


Tx for the kind help in advance,

best regards


RCNetwork.msim  RC_Rate_Schedule.xlsx


I have to build a simple model in MapleSim that allows to simulate a mass that goes down along an inclined plane with a certain friction.

Is there a component that simulates the inclined plane? I tried to use a prismatic joint but it has some predifined translational directions so I can't impose the movement along the plane.


I use MapleSim to model the dynamics of motorcycles.
I have been at MapleSim2018 for a few months and I have a problem of simplifying the equations generated by MapleSim from my model.
In MapleSim2018, he tells me:

Processing Equations...
SelectCompiler: Check for installed compiler successful
Simplifying system with 8919 equations
DSN/ix1lite: Warning, equation size increased past 100000 while performing equation simplification. Model will be simulated in partially unsimplified form
Simplification removed 8428 equations. Remaining equations: 491
Generating simulation code


the same model (exactly the same) in MapleSim2016, he tells me :

Processing Equations...
Simplifying system with 8942 equations
Simplification removed 8494 equations. Remaining equations: 448
Generating simulation code

When I generate code from two versions of Maple (2016 and 2018) and compile it into an executable, the MapleSim 2018 executable runs 20% slower than the MapleSim 2016 version of the executable (the results and the behavior of both models are equivalent)

It is very strange that a new version of MapleSim generates a slower code than the old version. it may be due to the limitation of DSN / ix1lite in MapleSim2018 ... while MapleSim2016 does not have this limitation (with more equations to simplify!).

I need help, if it is possible to activate the complete simplification in DSN / ix1lite?

it is a big problem for me, the use of MapleSim2018 is not possible because of that. My model does not pass in real time.





I did the model of the ABB IRB 120 in MapleSim, but I would like to lock several links but I do not know how to do it.


Also I need the differential equations of the robot, which must be six differential equations but in MapleSim equation extraction page there are lots of equations.


Please can you help me ?




I am trying to (again) extract the equations of the systems which have been done by me, but the equation extraction gave me wrong results.


For example;

The DC motor and the inverted pendulum equation must be 3. (third) order and only a differential equation.

The pneumatic motor and the inverted pendulum must be a differential equation (any order).

Also the hydraulic motor and the inverted pendulum must be a differential equation (any order).


I tried to use "isolate" command but it did not work for me in this case. How can I get the differential equations of the systems ?


I have added the MapleSim simulations and the differential equations that I had.


Please help me for this problem chain.

Error when running 'm_model.m' to generate simulink function block when using 'Group all parameters into nested structure'. No errors when using 'Do not group parameters'.

Error using m_fullSwing (line 125)
Invalid setting in 'MapleSim_fullSwing/MapleSim_fullSwing/MapleSimParameters' for parameter 'Value'.
Caused by:
    Error using m_fullSwing (line 125)
    Expression '[Param.Address.ArmPlane, Param.Address.ClubRelHand,  ... ]' for
    parameter 'Value' in 'MapleSim_fullSwing/MapleSim_fullSwing/MapleSimParameters' cannot be evaluated.
        Error using m_fullSwing (line 125)
        Error: Invalid expression. When calling a function or indexing a variable, use parentheses. Otherwise, check for
        mismatched delimiters.


I did the base part of a robot in the MapleSim. I am trying to get the differential equation of the system, but the MapleSim gave me 2 different differential equations. When I use these differential equations, I could not reach to my goal. I think I need only one differential equation whose degree must be 2. The system works well, but the problem is a differential equation of the system. How can I get the correct differential equation? And also, why are there 2 different equations? Which one represents what? Thanks for answering.


We have just released an update to Maple, Maple 2018.2. This release includes improvements in a variety of areas, including code edit regions, Workbooks, and Physics, as well as support for macOS 10.14.

This update is available through Tools>Check for Updates in Maple, and is also available from our website on the Maple 2018.2 download page, where you can also find more details.

For MapleSim users, the update includes optimizations for handling large models, improvements to model import and export, updates to the hydraulics and pneumatics libraries, and more. For more details and download instructions, visit the MapleSim 2018.2 download page.

We have just released a new version of MapleSim.  The MapleSim 2018 family of products offers new tools for developing digital twins, greater connectivity with other modeling tools, and expanded modeling scope. Improvements include:

  • New tools for creating motion profiles
  • FMI  import for FMI 2.0 Fixed-Step Co-Simulation
  • Optimized handling of large models
  • Inclusion of temperature effects in the MapleSim Hydraulics Library from Modelon and MapleSim Pneumatics Library from Modelon
  • Heat transfer through air and water with the MapleSim Heat Transfer Library from CYBERNET

See What’s New in MapleSim 2018 for more information about these and other improvements.

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