Connectivity to major CAD systems extended in Maple 16

Maplesoft’s™ (Waterloo, Canada) recently released version of Maple comes with improved connectivity to major CAD systems. Available from Adept Scientific (Letchworth, Herts) Maple 16 extends its support to Autodesk Inventor® 2012, Solidworks® 2012 and Siemens NX® 8.

CAD users can take advantage of Maple’s computational power to analyse and optimise designs. By using Maple, CAD users determine the mathematical relationships between objects and how changes to object properties impact other objects in their design.  Users can retrieve parameters from a CAD model, optimise those parameters and update the CAD model with the revised parameter values directly from the Maple environment. Using the Maple programming language, built-in API commands and interactive technical document environment, users can also create easy-to-use specialised tools for part reconfiguration and optimisation, to share with other engineers.

“By enabling the exchange of information between CAD systems and Maple, we bring our core technology to a broader range of engineers,” said Laurent Bernardin, Executive Vice President, Maplesoft.  “With the world’s most robust maths engine, live design documentation, system level modelling and simulation, CAD connectivity and code generation, Maplesoft products like Maple and MapleSim support all stages of the design lifecycle.”

Maple easily integrates into development projects using a wide range of connectivity features. In addition to CAD connectivity, features like external calling, the OpenMaple API, web connectivity, extensive import and export tools and connectivity with other software make it easy to incorporate Maple seamlessly into existing engineering toolchains.

About Maplesoft

Maplesoft, a subsidiary of Cybernet Systems Co Ltd in Japan, has over 20 years of experience developing products for technical education and research, offering a solution that applies to every aspect of academic life. Its product suite reflects the philosophy that given great tools, people can do great things.

Maplesoft’s core technology is the world’s most advanced symbolic computation engine which is the foundation for all of its products, including Maple™, the technical computing and documentation environment; MapleSim™, the high-performance, multi-domain modelling and simulation tool for physical systems; and Maple T.A., a web-based system for creating and assessing online tests and assignments. 

The Maplesoft product range is supplied and supported by Adept Scientific in the UK, Ireland, Scandinavia and the Nordic countries.


With offices in the UK, Germany and throughout the Nordic region, Adept Scientific is one of the world’s leading suppliers of software and hardware products for research, scientific, engineering and technical applications on desktop computers. Full details and contact information for all Adept Scientific international offices are available at; or telephone +44 (0) 203 695 7810.

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