SIMUL8 Tour - Simulate Any Process
Every simulation is created by dragging and dropping objects on screen. Adding detail to them creates a simulation that represents your process.
SIMUL8 is unique, we have a very limited number of objects to make as easy as possible for you to learn and use SIMUL8. But these objects are incredibly powerful and can do anything you need to. We've yet to find any process we can't simulate. The flexibility of our objects make SIMUL8 ideal for operational or strategic modeling.
Agent Based Simulation
The advanced simulation objects are only available with SIMUL8 Professional
Conveyors are objects which simulate real life conveyors, making it easy to simulate your factory in just a few clicks.
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These include Paths, Path Networks, Loaders, Vehicles Classes and Vehicles and are designed to allow users to simulate material handling scenarios.
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Components let you create your own simulation objects and add them to SIMUL8's standard objects.
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Tanks, Pipes and Process are all ideal for Continuous (System Dynamics) simulation.
Objects are connected by drawing routing arrows between them. Routing arrows show all the possible routes a work item could take. Rules can be attached to these arrows to control the way work flows.
For each routing link that work items travel, a travel time can be specified.
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This is a way of controlling how a Work Items are selected by an Activity, and how it accepts this work (e.g. in batches, when other work complete etc.)
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This is how to control where Work Items are sent to from an Activity, Start Point or Conveyor.
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The jobs matrix controls complex routings and timings, for instance if an Activity will feed Work Items out to different destinations depending of the type of work.
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This feature makes it very easy to simulate situations where work is described as a series of operations on one or more machines .
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Jobs Matrix and Cycle Matrix are only available with SIMUL8 Professional
SIMUL8 contains all of the standard functions you'd expect from a quality software package (we only mention them because some simulation packages don't bother with them - but we think they're important).
SIMUL8 includes an undo /redo facility.
Find allows you to search for any simulation object by name.
Any simulation object or group of simulation objects, including their routing information can be copied using the standard copy and paste functions
Standard printing facilities are available including print preview. It is possible to print all simulation windows including results and internal spreadsheets.
Zoom to any degree of accuracy and quickly zoom using the mouse wheel.
Record and play back macros. Just like in Excel all key and mouse moves are recorded. This is great for presentations and for routine tasks, for example automating runs.