Adept Scientific (Letchworth, Herts) and Maplesoft™ (Waterloo, Canada), the leading provider of high-performance software tools for engineering, science and mathematics, have announced that, MapleSim™, it’s recently released modelling and simulation software, has received tremendous response from around the world. Close to 500 licences have been sold in the six months since its release in December 2008. After a successful pilot testing period MapleSim adoption has been swift and far-reaching.
“MapleSim saved me many hours of work because the model maps onto the topology of the physical system and the dynamic equations do not have to be developed by hand,” said Dr Richard Gran, president and CEO of The Mathematical Analysis Company, and an early user of MapleSim. “MapleSim converts a painstaking and laborious process into one that is simple and enjoyable.” Dr Gran used MapleSim to rapidly develop a model of an eight-room house to investigate a new home heating system controller.
Unlike traditional tools, MapleSim uses physical modelling techniques to create model diagrams that map directly to the physical systems. This new and revolutionary tool gives the industry significant savings in time and cost, because it’s powerful symbolic techniques create highly efficient models faster and with less effort.
MapleSim has received several accolades from engineers, researchers, instructors and the media. In a review of the product for IEEE Spectrum magazine, software reviewer Ken Foster writes, “MapleSim has a lot in common with MathWorks’ Simulink, but, interestingly, it works by finding the differential equations for a system, which Maple simplifies analytically before solving. This process is potentially faster and more accurate than Simulink’s purely numerical approach.” (“New Math”, IEEE Spectrum, vol. 46, no. 4 (April 2009), http://www.spectrum.ieee.org/computing/software/new-math)
“MapleSim is beginning to bring about a shift in modelling and simulation practices,” said Jim Cooper, president and CEO of Maplesoft. “Engineers, researchers and instructors have excitedly told us they see MapleSim as a valuable tool in dramatically shortening product development cycles and gaining more insights to research and teaching. With its revolutionary approach and computationally superior techniques, MapleSim will continue to demonstrate the impact this one product can have on industry.”
Maplesoft™ is the leading provider of high-performance software tools for engineering, science, and mathematics. Its product suite reflects the philosophy that given great tools, people can do great things. Over the years, it has redefined the instruction of mathematics and created a total solution for modern academic institutions.
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