Maple makes better connections with leading CAD applications
24 May 2012
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, determine the mathematical relationships between objects and how changes to object properties impact 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.
Maple easily integrates into development projects using a wide 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.
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