Tim Vrablik

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I work in Maplesoft’s Applications group. This group is a hub between Sales/Marketing and R&D. I primarily work with customers to help them use our software for their projects.

Born and raised in Windsor, Ontario, I spent a substantial chunk of my life there. I attended the University of Windsor to study Engineering and Math, and moved to Waterloo to start working with Maplesoft.

My first introduction to Maple was in a differential equations class. Our professor swore by it every day, and felt obliged to show us examples on how to use it at the end of every class. Admittedly, I usually skipped out of class right around that point. It wasn’t until I sat down and used the software to do my homework that I truly realized how useful Maple was…I only wish I had heeded my professor’s advice in the first month of the semester instead of the last.

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As a follow up to the original announcement, I thought I’d include a few more details on some of the new features in Maple 13 designed for engineers. For more information, visit the What’s New pages for professionals and for engineering education.

As a follow-up to the original post, I thought I’d mention a few of the additional new features particular to math education. For more information, visit the What’s New section of the website.

Concept Learning Tools: Maple 13 includes new and improved concept learning tools:

We are pleased to announce that we have just released new versions of Maple and MapleSim!

Here are some highlights from the new releases:

Maple 13 includes completely new 3D plot facilities, which are faster and use less memory. Another nice benefit is you can now annotate 3-D plots just like you do 2-D plots, including proper math notation in titles and labels, tickmarks in multiples of pi, and arrows. You can also create fly-through animations, which zoom a virtual camera around your 3-D plots. We’ve put a few examples on our website…take a look.
Writing multithreaded applications is now a whole lot easier using a new task-based programming model. You no longer have to worry about synchronization tools – Maple handles that part.  For example, here’s an interactive Mandelbrot application that uses the task-based model to automatically distributes the calculations to all available processors.

And the in small-but-useful category, Maple 13 now includes an Export to PDF option.

For more information on these and many other features, see What’s New in Maple 13.

MapleSim 2 includes a really cool new 3D animation feature for multibody systems. You just define the model, and when you run the simulation, MapleSim automatically creates an animated version of your model so you can really see what is going on.  You can even attach your own STL shape files, so the animations look more realistic…take a look for yourselves!

MapleSim 2 also includes a results manager that lets you keep track of the results of different simulation runs. Previous results can be viewed without having to re-execute the simulation, and are accessible from one session to the next.

For details, see What’s New in MapleSim 2.

Click here to read the full press release.
Click here to see what Maplesoft President & CEO Jim Cooper had to say.

Maplesoft has launched our brand new Application Center.  Aside from updating the overall look of the Application Center, several new features have been added, such as the ability to post comments on apps.  When you have a minute, head on over and take a look for yourself!

There is a new template for MapleSim that allows you to import your Simulink models into Maple.  Once imported, you can quickly create a custom component that can be used in MapleSim.

Click here for more information:  www.maplesoft.com/applications/app_center_view.aspx

Requires BlockImporter and MATLAB/Simulink, version 2007b or later, to execute.

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