MapleSim 2015 Questions and Posts

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Hello every one,

I'm using Maple to create a compiled program of my model Maplesim. I had a error with "getcompiledProc" command, which is :

Error, (in GetCompiledProc) non-numeric initial condition for `Main.RAB.value`(t): Float(undefined)

the "Main.RAB.value(t)" represent a probe used to visualize an output of my system.

Does anybody had a such error ?
Thank you for your responses.


Hi, after installing Maple 2015 I installed Maplesim 2015 but the following error comes up when trying to run Maplesim:


Java Virtual Machine Launcher

Could not find the main class:

com.maplesoft.application.Launcher. Program will exit


Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks




I am unable to see length of rigid body frame in MapleSim Examples - Physical Domain  - Multibody - 5 DOF robot? Is there a way to see them?




I am trying to download some MapleSim Robotic models from the Maplesoft website but I have 'Invalid File Format' error. Could you help please?



I have created a model for a robot in Solidworks and have imported it into Maplesim using the CAD toolbox. The problem I have is that the robot has 3 arms that are supposed to come together on a central piece pictured below in figure 1, but attempting to simulate the model with all arms connected with a revolute joint as in figure 2 yields an error that says "The system is underdetermined" the location of the error is main.

For the purposes of the image below I only connected one of the arms, this allows Maplesim to run the file successfully.

figure 1 showing the central piece that the 3 arms are supposed to connect to.


Figure 2 showing the problem revolute joints circled in black, the error at the bottom and the setting of the revolute joint on the right.


Essentially my question is how do I get the model to work? I apologise if this problem is not terribly well demonstrated, this is my first post onto this forum so I am not sure of all the standards.

Does any one know if you can extract the linear graph from a Maple Sim model?  And by linear graph I mean the alternative to a a bond graph, not a type of plot.


When I click to start simulation button maple start counting but after that don't open visualization. When I open visualization manually, there aren't results of simulation. Program don´t show any error. It does not work with my models and examples to. Thanks for your help.

I'm trying to run c code generated from a simple MapleSim example (Spin Up Beam). To makes things even simpler, I set the input real expression to just time, and changed the input function in my c code to:

static void inpfn(double T, double *U)
U[0] = T;

I set all the state variables to 0 for the initial conditions. I ran the code and my output doesn't resemble the MapleSim output at all, and I'm getting errors. So my question is about the state variables, which I initially set to 0:

* State variable(s):
* x[ 0] = `Main.SpinUpBeam.FB3.uf1`(t)
* x[ 1] = diff(`Main.SpinUpBeam.FB3.uf1`(t),t)
* x[ 2] = `Main.SpinUpBeam.FB3.uf2`(t)
* x[ 3] = diff(`Main.SpinUpBeam.FB3.uf2`(t),t)
* x[ 4] = `Main.SpinUpBeam.FB3.vf1`(t)
* x[ 5] = diff(`Main.SpinUpBeam.FB3.vf1`(t),t)
* x[ 6] = `Main.SpinUpBeam.FB3.vf2`(t)
* x[ 7] = diff(`Main.SpinUpBeam.FB3.vf2`(t),t)

What do these represent for this flexible beam (FB3)? I.e. what is uf1, uf2, vf1, vf2? Should they be set to 0, or no?


I have purchased Maple 2015 Student Edition a few months ago.  Now, I was about to buy MapleSim Student Edition and I saw that MapleSim include a license of Maple. 

If I buy MapleSim and Maple,  I would pay 198$ even if I could have bought only MapleSim and still get both products? 

Can I get MapleSim Student without Maple at a lower price? 

Maybe the version of Maple included in MapleSim has less features and that's why the cost of MapleSim and Maple are the same? 

Thanks in advance!  

I did some search on Google and on this website, but I haven't found anything. 


Concerning the 3D visualization of my multibody systems, in the visualization windows, i can see both :
- the display of geomtry of the elements which has been defined as simple forms (as cylindrical geometry)
- the display of the geometry of the elements where the display of the geometry has been defined with CAD.

However, concerning the 3D animation, i have only see the components where the display of the geometry is defined as simple forms (as cylindrical geometry).

Have you some ideas why I can not see the elements which has been defined with CAD ?

For your information, the CAD geometries have been defined with STL files and, in the CAD geometry component, I let the box "Transparent" empty.

Thank you for your help

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