Maplesoft’s recently released version of Maple comes with improved connectivity to major CAD systems. Available from Adept Scientific, Maple 16 extends its support to Autodesk Inventor 2012, Solidworks 2012 and Siemens NX 8.
CAD users can take advantage of Maple’s computational power to analyse and optimise designs. By using Maple, CAD users determine the mathematical relationships between objects and how changes to object properties impact on other objects in their design. Users can retrieve parameters from a CAD model, optimise those parameters and update the CAD model with the revised parameter values directly from the Maple environment. Using the Maple programming language, built-in API commands and interactive technical document environment, users can also create easy-to-use specialised tools for part reconfiguration and optimisation, to share with other engineers.
Laurent Bernardin, Executive Vice President, Maplesoft, says: “By enabling the exchange of information between CAD systems and Maple, we bring our core technology to a broader range of engineers. With the world’s most robust maths engine, live design documentation, system level modelling and simulation, CAD connectivity and code generation, Maplesoft products like Maple and MapleSim support all stages of the design lifecycle.”
Maple easily integrates into development projects using a range of connectivity features. In addition to CAD connectivity, features like external calling, the OpenMaple API, web connectivity, extensive import and export tools and connectivity with other software make it easy to incorporate Maple seamlessly into existing engineering toolchains.
To find out more about Maple 16, visit the Adept Scientific website.