Frequently Asked Questions

Get answers to common questions about Simul8 software and services or contact our team for more information.


Simul8 for desktop is offered as a perpetual software license and can be used indefinitely with a one-time payment. Access to Simul8 for the web is also included with Simul8 desktop licenses. View more pricing details here.

You can buy most versions of Simul8 on our store. You can also contact our team to make payment via invoice.

Yes, you can buy multiple Simul8 Basic or Professional licenses. Simul8 Team and Network are specifically designed as a cost-effective solution for sharing the benefits of simulation across your organization. Contact our team to discuss your requirements.

You can start a trial on our website or you can also contact our team to find out more and arrange a trial.

Yes, Simul8 comes with a 60 day money-back guarantee.

Annual Maintenance ensures you are on the most up-to-date feature version of Simul8. In addition to software updates, you'll receive priority support from our expert simulation team. Annual Maintenance is available with all Simul8 products and has a yearly recurring subscription fee.

Simul8 for the web enables you to use your Simul8 Basic or Professional license to build, run and save simulations on the web without any installation or downloads required.

We have a dedicated support team to answer any technical questions. Simul8 customers with Annual Maintenance also receive priority support.

Fixes and improves are included as standard with your license. You can upgrade to our latest feature release with Annual Maintenance.

We have a range of training options to help you quickly get the most from Simul8 including training classes, online coaching, e-learning and consulting. Training can also be delivered on-site at your organization.

Simul8 will run well on most modern PC hardware. See our Simul8 system requirements page for more details.

The OptQuest optimization engine is included with Simul8 Professional. Simul8 Basic users can purchase an OptQuest plug-in.

Yes, offline or online, we have integration frameworks to support your needs. Contact our team to discuss your requirements.

Contact our team who will be happy to answer any of your questions and show you the features of Simul8 in action.

Simul8 for the web

Accessing Simul8 on the web

Simul8 for the web is included with new desktop licenses. If you already have an existing Simul8 license, you can access Simul8 for the web with an Annual Maintenance subscription.

At this time, Simul8 for the web can only be accessed when purchasing Simul8 for desktop, or as part of an active Annual Maintenance subscription. We always welcome input, so please contact our team if this is something you would be interested in.

No, Simul8 for the web is download and installation-free. You will only need an HTML5 compatible web browser and internet connection to start building simulations with the full functionality and power of Simul8. You’ll also receive access to the latest Simul8 feature updates without installation.

Simul8 for the web supports most modern HTML5 compatible web browsers including Chrome, Firefox, Edge and Safari.

As Simul8 for the web is linked to a Simul8 desktop software license number, you can only use one version at any time.

Building and running simulations

Yes, you can run multiple simulations by opening Simul8 for the web in a new browser window or tab.

It is not currently possible to work on simulations offline. In situations where you need to work offline, we recommend using Simul8 for desktop.

Simul8 for the web offers the same power, speed and breadth and depth of features set as Simul8 for desktop. As an online tool, some features that require connections to external programs, such as OptQuest, are not currently supported.

Yes, you can upload Microsoft Excel or CSV spreadsheets to power your simulations in Simul8 for the web.

Saving and accessing simulations

Simul8 for the web can automatically save any changes to your simulations in the background. You can also choose to save simulations manually if you prefer.

Simul8 for the web regularly saves to a secure cloud web service. In the event that your internet connection is lost, any changes you make to your simulation will have been saved and will be present the next time that you log in and open that simulation.

Yes, you can upload an existing .S8 file created on any desktop edition of Simul8 to Simul8 for the web and continue editing the simulation.

Yes, you can download a .S8 file of any simulations created or edited in Simul8 for the web to use in Simul8 for desktop.

Sharing capabilities are not currently included in Simul8 for the web. Our development team are currently working on these features as part of our development roadmap.

It is not currently possible to sync simulation files although you can download and upload simulation files manually between desktop and Simul8 for the web versions. We welcome your feedback if this is a feature you would like to see included in Simul8 for the web and desktop.


Yes, Simul8 for the web can run on a Mac. One of the many benefits of Simul8 for the web is that it can run in most web browsers, regardless of hardware or platform.

Yes, it is possible to run Simul8 for the web on a mobile device or tablet. For the best experience we recommend using a device with keyboard and mouse support.

Simul8 for the web has the same powerful features and functionality of Simul8 Basic or Professional 2020. Simul8 for the web will always offer the most up-to-date release of Simul8, including quarterly Service Pack features and updates.

Yes, Simul8 for desktop will continue to be available. Simul8 for the web is designed to complement our desktop offering, providing our users the ability to work on their simulations on the move or on a device where the desktop application isn’t installed.

Security and data

Simul8 for the web is powered by Amazon Web Services (AWS). Cloud security at AWS is of the highest priority and their data center and network architecture is built to meet the requirements of the most security-sensitive organizations. Learn more about our about security and data policies.

Contact our team who will be happy to answer any other questions.



You can get in touch with our team to book any of our training options.

We recommend starting with a training class if you are new to Simul8. If you are unable to attend one of our scheduled training classes, Simul8 Academy online learning is also a suitable option for beginners. If you would like to train your team in Simul8, onsite training classes will provide the most value.

If you already have experience of using Simul8 but need assistance with a simulation project, online coaching will be the best option for you.

We also offer consulting services if you need our experts to build and analyze a simulation on your behalf.

To discuss your requirements in more detail, please contact us and we will be happy to provide recommendations.

Training classes

Laptops are provided on public training courses and will have a copy of Simul8 pre-installed. For onsite training courses, your team can use their own laptops. A temporary Simul8 training license can be installed if you do not have a copy of the software.

We recommend that onsite training takes place in a room that has a projector, internet access and power supplies for laptops available.

Our Introductory class is delivered over two days, with the option to attend an additional third day Introduction to Visual Logic class. Our Visual Logic class can also be attended separately if you are already familiar with Simul8's core features.

We have course outlines available for both Introductory and Introduction to Visual Logic classes.

If you have any questions about the course content, please get in touch.


Coaching is usually delivered online via GoToMeeting or similar conference call applications. It can also be delivered face-to-face.

A minimum of five coaching hours can be purchased initially, with options to buy additional hours should you need them.


Yes, please contact us to arrange a trial of Simul8 Academy online training.

Consulting FAQs

Please contact our team to discuss your project requirements.

Yes, we can deliver consulting and coaching projects at your organization.

Yes, please get in touch with our team to learn more about how we have helped our clients.

Costs are dependent on the size and timescales of the project. Please get in touch to discuss your requirements and our team can prepare a proposal for you.