Getting Started Video Series | SIMUL8 Simulation Software

Getting Started with SIMUL8

Watch our series of short Getting Started videos to learn the essentials of SIMUL8 and quickly start building your own simulations.

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Getting Started Videos

1. Introduction to SIMUL8

  3 mins


Let's get to know SIMUL8! By taking your first steps to build an example simulation of a bank, you'll learn how to:

  • Start a new simulation and access your saved simulations
  • Access key features from the ribbon area
  • Add and connect SIMUL8's simulation building blocks
  • Change the simulation clock properties to match your process



2. Arrivals and Activity Timings

  3 mins


Let's add more detail to our bank simulation to reflect the real-life process. In this video, you'll learn how to:

  • Set arrival times for Work Items entering your simulation using the Start Point Schedule
  • Add timings to the different activities or tasks in your process



3. Applying Routing Options

  2 mins


Let's apply some rules to route our customers to the various services in our bank. In this video, you'll learn how to:

  • Set rules around how Work Items enter the simulation
  • Use the Routing In and Routing Out features to direct Work Items to the different Activities in your simulation



4. Adding Resources

  3 mins


We now need to add staff to make our bank services function like the real-life process. In this video, you'll learn how to:

  • Add and define the number of Resources in your simulation
  • Set the availability of Resources using the Shift Dependent and Resource Schedule features



5. Getting Results

  4 mins


With our bank process set up, we can now collect and analyze our results! In this video, you'll learn how to:

  • Access and collate results with the Results Manager
  • Use the Trials feature to get average results from multiple simulation runs
  • Add onscreen charts and tables to view results as the simulation runs

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