Try the above link to see what others have been doing in their class projects. With a brief case study you can use your student or academic copy of Simio to do real projects as part of your course requirements. Grab the opportunity to do some interesting, challenging projects. Show off your school and your personal accomplishments. Get a good experience that also looks good on a resume!
Simio is introducing a new simulation contest starting October 2014. This will be open to both graduate and undergraduate student teams with both spring and a fall competitions. In addition to the fame and glory (and exposing your work to potential employers) there will be cash prizes totalling $6000. More details will be available soon. Watch this space or talk to your instructor for more information.
As a student, you have several software options. If you want to get started immediately, you can use the button below to download the free training and evaluation version. This version of Simio puts no limits on what you can model and is fully functional for small models. However, since the ability to save your work is disabled for larger models, this is not recommended for use in a full-semester course.
Your instructor has probably already arranged to have Simio software available in your institution labs. This lab software is recommended for use in most courses and may also include the scheduling features from Simio Enterprise Edition.
For $25 you can also obtain a personal copy of Simio for installation on your own machine. This is the academic equivalent of Simio Design Edition. Your instructor must arrange for you to obtain that software - see your instructor for the link.
ExpertFit has been the leading software for fitting probability distributions to data since 1983, with a large number of features designed specifically for simulation modeling. The Student Version of ExpertFit will allow you to completely analyze 13 built-in data sets corresponding to examples and problems in the widely used textbook Simulation Modeling and Analysis (5th edition, McGraw-Hill, 2015) by Dr. Averill M. Law.
In this video, Simio CEO Dennis Pegden shows how 3D animation and the power of Google's 3D Warehouse -- featuring thousands of free graphical objects-- can bring your simulation to life.
This paper introduces Simio to users new to simulation. It is intended for the manufacturing engineer, hospital quality engineer, logistics specialist, six sigma black belt, lean system manager, etc., who would like to see how Simio can improve system performance. We discuss the use and benefits of simulation, the basic concepts of modeling, and how to get started using Simio in your decision making.