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Now retired, since 2019, but still "consultant", my last post was "Senior Expert" at CSEM SA in Switzerland. With 30+ years of experience in mechatronics developments in the frame of complex, multidisciplinary, high tech "systems engineering" activities. Previous posts were "Senior Project Manager, Section Head, Project Manager, Quality Engineer, R&D Engineer. CSEM is a retained profit company, a "High Tech", R&D Institution, closely linked to the EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne), we are located in Neuchatel Switzerland. We use advanced tools such as Maple(r), MapleSim(r) and COMSOL Multiphyiscs(r) for our developments and for our Ph.D. training activities.

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These are questions asked by ivar_kjelberg

Dear All

I wanted to use the ColorTools of Maple to study the conversions between color spaces and different color definitions, but I find the tool very limited and rather confusing.

My main issue is to understand really which "RGB" definition is used ?
I assume it's a "RGB" = sRGB from Adobe(r) that is then translate to CIE 1931 values XYZ, xyz, Lab and more recent Luv values, all based on D65 illumination ? This must be really better defined in the help !!!

This is really not clearly stated as today "RGB" means mostly Adobe 1998 RGB, the larger gamut color space from Adobe and not the older and more reduces sRGB.

Color Space and Color understanding is subtile and require really a clear differentiation about illumination, color mappings, input, and output devices, and more ...

This issue applies to the "HSV" and "CMYK" these are all HW associated devices, and at least the standard illumination considered here must be defined, from my undersanding (and within the CIE definitions there are at least half a dozen of illumination standards, the most common, for me, are the D50, & D65).

It would be great if the ColorTables allowed us to really study colors in a correct way and following more the appraoch of i.e. "Digital Color Management, ENCODING SOLUTIONS" by Edward J. Giorgianni and Thomas E. Madden, Wiley (2.Ed, 2008) or some of the other serious book on color management.


Thanks in advance for your replies




Hi MaplePrimes Web managers

I suspect you have forgotten to update the lists for MapleSim "2017" you seem to stop at "MapleSim 2016", while I hear from your local office that MapleSim 2018 is "just around the corner" ...
It would make it easier to sort the issues for the last version, no ?

Thanks for your support

Dear All

I seldom need support, Maple/MapleSim usually runs OK, but here I'm stuck with MapleSim 2017 I'm modelling some thermal fluid properties and each time I make a sub-system I get two errors:

1) the entries (and exit variables) "rho, Cp, Cv, lambda, and nu" of my models are set to default "1" instead of my expected value the names of my fluid-parameter items. I must rename them by hand to be able to solve my model, why not a link to the fluid parameter node ?

2) I get a pressure p (or is it a "rho"?) issue: "Cannot resolve `Main.Block1.p`; there is no `p` in variable `Main.Block1`" when I create a sub-system I call here Block1 and my model does not solve if I make any "sub-systems", and I cannot find out what to do, is this an initial value issue ? the error message could be more helpful ;)

Any clues how to get around this ?

Thnaks in avance




When I export my MapleSim 5 results to a CSV file, I get only 6 digits, I'm looking for effects in the 1/1000 ppm or ppb region, I'm lost here

The global Settings window allows me to adapt epsilon abs and rel, thats nice, but nothing on the data export side.

I find it logical and usefull to have a settings on the export tab to decide on precision, and or selection of time series (usefull if one does not want all data, but just the last 100 values of a loooong run ;)

Dear MapleSim users

How can I get a display block / digital meter ? I want to display the last (or at a triggered time) the numerical value of a point/connection of a system.

I do not need the full graph of the "probe just the one value. It's mainly for debugging purpouse, to have a few check points once run.

The probes are nice but sometimes you want just a number not the full graph ;)

Does anybody have a trick ? Or could the probe plot item...

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