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North American Modelica Group Established with Support from Maplesoft


Maplesoft has announced the founding of the North America Modelica Users' Group, a forum for exchanging ideas, addressing modeling problems and promoting the North American perspective within the global Modelica Association

Waterloo, Canada (PRWEB) October 24, 2012

Maplesoft is a Founding Sponsor of the Group

Maplesoft is pleased to announce the founding of the North America Modelica Users' Group, a tool-neutral organization founded to provide a forum for exchanging ideas, addressing modeling problems and promoting the North American perspective within the global Modelica Association.
Established in Europe by a consortium of academic and commercial partners, Modelica is an open standard language for developing high-fidelity models of engineering systems. MapleSim, Maplesoft's system-level modeling and simulation platform, is based on the Modelica language.
Over the last few years, Modelica has spread extensively beyond Europe and is enjoying growing popularity in the United States and Canada. The North America Modelica Users' Group has been established to address issues that are often prevalent – and sometimes unique – within North American industry and academia.
Maplesoft's support for the Modelica standard has grown over the years, culminating in the release of MapleSim in 2008. MapleSim allows a wide range of engineers to access the power of Modelica for developing simulations of multi-domain systems (mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, etc). With the recent launch of MapleSim 6, many enhancements have been included to further support the use of Modelica.
“We have watched Modelica grow from an academic initiative in the early days, to a major force in the engineering simulation world today,” said Jim Cooper, President and CEO of Maplesoft. “We are pleased to use our resources to support the growth of this standard in the US and Canada, and look forward to partnering with other Modelica enthusiasts in this initiative.”
The organizing committee for the Group will include long-term advocates for the standard, academic and industrial users, as well as representatives from Maplesoft and other tool vendors.
If you are a Modelica user, or you are considering Modelica for your physical modeling projects, and work in North America, you can register at
About Maplesoft
Maplesoft™, a subsidiary of Cybernet Systems Co., Ltd. in Japan, is the leading provider of high-performance software tools for engineering, science, and mathematics. Its product suite reflects the philosophy that given great tools, people can do great things.
Maplesoft's core technologies include the world's most advanced symbolic computation engine and revolutionary physical modeling techniques. Combined together, these technologies enable the creation of cutting-edge tools for design, modeling, and high-performance simulation.
Maplesoft's products help to reduce errors, shorten design times, lower costs, and improve results. The Maplesoft product suite includes Maple™, the technical computing and documentation environment, and MapleSim™, the high-performance, multi-domain modeling and simulation tool for physical systems.
Engineers, scientists, and mathematicians use Maplesoft products to enable them to work better, faster, and smarter. Maplesoft's customers include Ford, BMW, Bosch, Boeing, NASA, Canadian Space Agency, Canon, Motorola, Microsoft Research, Bloomberg, and DreamWorks, covering sectors such as automotive, aerospace, electronics, defense, energy, financial services, consumer products, and entertainment. With Toyota, Maplesoft founded the Plant Modeling Consortium to promote the development of new design techniques for automotive and related industries.
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About Cybernet Systems Co., Ltd.
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