Together with the latest release of the MapleSim system-level modeling and simulation platform, and important updates to many of the specialised component libraries and connectivity tools in the MapleSim family of products, news of the Maple Ambassador program has been announced by Maplesoft.
MapleSim offers a modern approach to physical modeling and simulation, dramatically reducing model development and analysis time while producing fast, high-fidelity simulations. The latest release of MapleSim provides new features that further support the creation, simulation, and analysis of multidomain, system-level models. Enhancements include advanced diagnostic tools, expanded component libraries, and other improvements requested by customers.
The advanced diagnostic tools help engineers identify the source of problems in their models and simulations, and improve their model’s efficiency and robustness. Other improvements include the addition of more than 50 new components in the magnetic, thermal, electrical, and signal block libraries, and a new connections manager that makes it easier to keep track of connections and port variables, and allows new types of connections to be made.
Improvements were also made to many of the other members of the MapleSim family of modeling and simulation products. The specialised component libraries for batteries, drivelines, and tires provide improved modeling power and scope. In addition, toolchain connectivity has been enhanced with improvements to the MapleSim Connector, for connectivity with Simulink, and the MapleSim Connector for FMI, which allows engineers to share high-fidelity, multidomain models created in MapleSim with other modeling tools. Both connector products now provide more detailed run-time error reporting to assist in trouble-shooting on the target platform.
As part of this release, Maplesoft has also introduced a new product, the MapleSim CAD Toolbox, which helps engineers understand and improve their mechanical designs by making it easy to import CAD models directly into MapleSim and understand how they behave as part of a larger system. MapleSim 2015.2 is available in both English and Japanese.
The company has also announced the Maple Ambassador programme, designed to provide increased influence and visibility for enthusiasts of its product, Maple. An official Maple Ambassador will inspire and educate others on their own campuses, and beyond, about the benefits that Maple brings to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education.
Those who are accepted into the programme will have the opportunity to influence the development of Maple through regular meetings with Maplesoft developers, and get advance news of upcoming features and products. Ambassadors will also have access to Maplesoft resources to aid in the organisation of Maple events and tutorials on their campus. For those who wish it, Maple Ambassadors will be given the opportunity to showcase their own Maple-related research and teaching activities on the Maplesoft web site.
Maple Ambassadors, in turn, will help champion the product on their campus and beyond. This can be done in a variety of ways, such as by sharing their Maple experiences, answering questions about Maple on forums, arranging Maple tutorials, and sharing their work with the Maple community. They will also have many opportunities to provide product feedback to Maplesoft, for both current and upcoming products.
Those who are interested in becoming a Maple Ambassador can apply at: www.maplesoft.com/ambassador.