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The MapleSim Window

The MapleSim window contains the following panes and components:



Main Toolbar

Contains tools for running a simulation, viewing simulation results, searching the MapleSim help system, and performing other common tasks.

Model Workspace Toolbar

Contains tools for browsing your model and subsystems hierarchically, changing the model view, viewing the corresponding Modelica code, grouping components, and adding probes.

Annotations Toolbar

Contains tools for adding annotations and laying out objects.

Model Workspace

The area in which you build and edit a model in a block diagram view.

Palettes Pane

Contains expandable menus with tools that you can use to build a model and manage your MapleSim project. This pane contains five tabs:


Library Components ( ): contains palettes with sample models and domain-specific components that you can add to models.


Local Components ( ): contains palettes of the subsystems and custom components in your model.


Model Tree ( ): contains a model tree for navigation through your model.


Attached Files: ( ): contains attachments to your model, including documents, parameter sets, and CAD drawings.


Use buttons on the Console Toolbar to display the following panes:


Console Output: displays progress messages indicating the status of the MapleSim engine during a simulation and allows you to clear the console using Clear Console ( ).


Diagnostics Information: displays diagnostic messages for debugging as you build your model identifying the subsystem in which the errors are located.

Console Toolbar

Contains controls for selecting the type of messages shown in the console ( ).

Parameters Pane

Contains the following tabs:


Properties ( ): allows you to view and edit modeling component properties, such as names, parameter values, initial conditions, and probe settings.


Simulation Settings ( ): allows you to specify simulation options such as the duration of the simulation and optional parameter values for the solver and simulation engine.


Multibody Settings ( ): allows you to specify options for visualizing multibody components in the 3-D Workspace and the 3-D Playback Window.

The contents of this pane change depending on your selection in the Model Workspace.

See Also

Hiding and Displaying Palettes

Creating a New Model

Opening a Model

Collapsing and Expanding Panes