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I Wanted To Model a Ball Screw in MapleSim4, I should  Imply a force to the base of the ball screw while the nut is attached to a fix pint and I expect the shaft of the ball screw rotates. I would be so thankful If any one tell me an idea how to model it to use at Maplesim4 for as I could not find any component for ball screw on MapleSim.

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With MapleSim it is possible to simulate electronic components. But it is not possible to build a model from an existing electric layout. This means, I have to copy for each electric part the data from the datasheet by hand and to connect them. For simple layout this is time consuming, for complex layouts it is impossible.

There are Layout software like EAGLE ( ) to build up complex electric circits, with the data and geometry...

Hi all,

i would like to modify plot curves with different coloration in the optimization template coming from a maplesim document.

in the startup code of the maple 13 template i tried  to modify code in order to get the plot form with my custom design every time i open it, without the necessity to change again settings after each simulation.

The problem is that in the help section i don't find any examples about changing different expression curve propriety in a list of list and don't understand how to proceed.


I upped an example to show what i want. I need to connect the blue and yellow joint with a rigid body frame. The length of this frame should MapleSim derive from the initial position of this arrangement by itself (Spherical Joint S1 and Revolute R3 have strictly enforced initial conditions, yellow joint has a fixed position). Is there such a feature like inserting a frame between two given points in MSim4 ?

Is there a way to undock the window with the 3D visualization. (as a new window)

If I change the size of the window, the size of the visualization window is not updated.

How do I change the dimension of the Visualization?

Imagine a simple pendulum


In the construction mode it looks like this:

But if I change the length of the RBF from 1 meter to 1cm it looks like this:

hello,everyone,who can introduce the use of "free motion" component?

Hi everybody out there! Here is a perhaps a newbe question! Is it possible in MapleSim to save a plot of, say x(t) with respect to t, as a table of values in a file? Let's say I have a 2D plot of x(t) with respect to t, and I want to save the table of values (t,x(t)) in a file where t ranges in t1, t2, ..., tn. Such a file is supposed to be used by external applications. Is this possible in MapleSim? Thanks for your hints. Sette


I am wrting my thesis which is on some MapleSim models. In Ref I introduce MapleSim, I wanna know if MapleSim has Document Object Identifier (DOI) number or name that I can refer to.

Thanks so much,


Has anyone used MapleSim to coordinate with Matlab/Simulink Model for the purpose of making their autocode the most effiecent?  I belive from  a webinar I watched something like this could can be an application of MapleSim.  I'm curious if anyone  has used it for that purpose?  If so, what were the challenges/benefits? Did you save in embedded memory needed (i.e. smaller autocoded files) or shorter proccesing time measured? 

When simulating an electrical circuit I decided to eliminate a subsystem block but later changed my mind. Now I'm unable to use the same name for the subsystem block as before despite the fact that there seems to be no place where it is used. Always an error "The name blabla is already in use". Can I somehow list all the names and the places where they are used?
Does anyone know a way of quantizing sensor data in MapleSim?
I cant figure out how to add friction to my translating block. This is an example of what I was trying I thought I would take the Translational friction component attach it to the current force line being applied (because the direction of motion can be extracted from it) and then attach the friction force line and the original force line to the block im moving. I have tried hooking this up in series and in parrallel (the picture is with the component in parrallel) Here is a picture because this is hard to follow:

I'm new here so apologies if the solution to this is is obvious.

I am getting the following message in Maplesim 3 when I try and run a simulation. At least I think it is an error message, could just be a statement?


Starting simulation...
Preparing model...
(in MapleSim:-Modelica:-Flatten) duplicate definition of `Main.Turbo.C`

Any tips on what this might mean would be appreciated as it means nothing to me...

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