Maplesoft Launches BlockImporter for Simulink

Waterloo, Canada; 19 March 2007: Maplesoft™, the leading provider of high-performance software tools for engineering, science, and mathematics, today announced the launch of BlockImporter for Simulink®, a Maple™ add-on tool that further enhances connectivity with the MathWorks® suite of products. The new product imports Simulink® diagrams into Maple and converts them to mathematical expressions for analysis and problem-solving.

Once these diagrams are converted into mathematical equations, they can be analyzed, optimized, and simplified, then converted back to Simulink using another Maplesoft product, BlockBuilder™*. This enables the user to validate the mathematical integrity of the model, perform further analysis, document the system, eliminate algebraic loops, and increase Simulink execution speed.

“Simulink is an excellent tool for defining mathematical models using schematic blocks. However, many engineers experience problems when the project becomes large and/or when several people contribute to the model,” said Jim Cooper, CEO and President, Maplesoft. “With BlockImporter for Simulink, engineers can validate such complex models easily, and significantly increase speed without losing model fidelity.”

BlockImporter joins a comprehensive suite of offerings from Maplesoft that support MathWorks products. This includes the Maple Toolbox for MATLAB® and BlockBuilder for Simulink.

Availability and Pricing
Professional, single user licenses of BlockImporter for Simulink are available for $4995. Maplesoft is also offering a bundle of BlockImporter and BlockBuilder for $5995. Academic and volume discounts are available. The product is available directly from the Maplesoft Web Store and via Maplesoft Sales at 1-800-267-6583. Outside of the US & Canada, it can be obtained from Maplesoft’s reseller partners. A list of partners is available online at

About Maplesoft
Maplesoft is the leading provider of high-performance software tools for engineering, science, and mathematics. Our product suite reflects our philosophy - given great tools, people can do great things. Maplesoft has transformed the way engineers, scientists, and mathematicians use math, enabling them to work better, faster, and smarter.

Organizations around the world have applied Maple in nearly every technical field including engineering design, operations research, scientific research, and financial analysis. Maplesoft's commercial customer base includes Allied Signal, BMW, Boeing, DaimlerChrysler, DreamWorks, Ford, General Electric, Hewlett Packard, Lucent Technologies, Motorola, Raytheon, Robert Bosch, Sun Microsystems, Toyota, and Tyco.

Maplesoft offers powerful and easy-to-use tools that save time and reduce errors.
•        Maple solves complex mathematical problems and creates rich technical documents
•        Maple Toolbox for MATLAB combines the best in symbolic and numeric computation to develop mathematical solutions
•        BlockBuilder for Simulink is a First Principles physical modeling environment that offers automated export to Simulink
•        MapleNet™ allows users to publish live Maple documents on the Web
•        The Professional Toolbox Series provides domain-specific tools that focus the core Maplesoft products on discipline-specific applications

We believe that if you touch math, you need Maple. Visit to learn more.

* BlockBuilder for Simulink is a First Principles physical modeling environment that offers automated export to Simulink. Engineers can mathematically develop models of dynamic systems, particularly for plant control applications, and then implement them in Simulink as a subsystem block. Please visit:

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