I am basically using MapleSim to obtain the equations of motion for mechanical systems and copy
pasting them into a separate Maple document and solvng them numerically. I could work with simple pendulum
and a two link manipulator. But in the case of a four bar mechansism since the system is a closed chain the
number of unknowns ended up being more than the number of equations. In this case, the joint reaction forces
came into play as unknowns. I know MapleSim intelligently does index reduction and solves these equations. But
if I have to solve these equations in a separate Maple document how do I go about eliminating the redundant/additional
unknowns? manually eliminating them is the only solution? In that case the process becomes extremely complicated
for complex systems. Is there any intelligent way in which Maple deals with this kind of a situation?