Thank you for using MaplePrimes, and MapleSim. There are no silly questions here!
It looks like you are well on your way with using our software. While I cannot speak to the exact specifics of this model and its content, I can certainly help you interpret the model and make the changes you are looking for.
When you first open the worksheet, click the red rectangular prism in the "Nacelle Visualization" section and change the colour of it in the "Properties Pane" on the right of the MapleSim GUI. In the tower section, click the red vertical cylinder (name= CG1) and change its colour as well. CG1 represents the shape used for the tower of the turbine, and the nacelle is the electronics housing at the top of the tower.
In the "Rotor" section, the leftmost CAD item (name= HUB) is the connection between the rotor blades and the nacelle box. You can change the colour of this as well if you wish for our visualization. The remaining 3 CAD items are the blades themselves. Change the colours if you wish for visualization. Now let's run the simulation by clicking the "Play" button up at the top.
With the new colours, it should be more obvious what each component represents. For further insight into the model, if you click the "3-D Workspace" button to the left of the "Analysis Window", you will be presented with a display that can really help you orient yourself (in Maple 2016 this button is 3 cubes stacked triangularly). Now if you click any object in your model worksheet, it will be highlighted in the 3D workspace. If you click the "Show/hide attached shapes" button in the 3-D Workspace (Maple 2016 has this as a square circle and triangle image), you can hide the shapes and CAD components which conceal the inner workings of our model. The shapes are for visualization purposes and do not affect the model.
Now that we have a clearer understanding of the model, if you click on the RB2, RB3, or RB4 body components at the end of each rotor blade (in the worksheet, this looks like a circle with a checkered pattern in the middle), you can change the "[I]" inertia matrix in the worksheet's "Properties Pane" to reflect the inertia you would like each component to exhibit.
If you are still having trouble navigating MapleSim, there are plenty of resources you can use to get more comfortable with our software including:
- Product tutorials in the MapleSim Help > Tutorials section.
- Videos on our Maplesoft Youtube Channel
- Exploring some simple example models in MapleSim.
I hope this helps clarify some of the issues you were having. If you have any technical questions, feel free to continue using MaplePrimes, or directly contact Maplesoft Technical Support at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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