Authors Jeffrey A. Joines and Stephen D. Roberts invite you to turn on your computer, load Simio, and get ready to learn the simulation software with this "participatory style" workbook. This book expects your active participation in using Simio as you turn the pages.
This McGraw-Hill textbook was created by a team of simulation experts led by noted author W. David Kelton. It is targeted for use as the primary text in introductory and second courses in simulation at both the advanced-undergraduate and beginning-graduate levels. It is written in a casual style to promote easier learning.
This six-chapter PDF will get you started using Simio. Learn how Simio simulation software lets you build and run dynamic 3D animated models. Discover how to harness Simio's object approach to modeling to simulate systems such as factories, supply chains, emergency departments, airports, and service systems.
This textbook is currently under development. Publication schedule and additional information will be listed here as it becomes available.
Simulation Stakeholder Bill of Rights and its companion Simulationist Bill of Rights outline the rights and responsibilities of all parties involved in simulation projects. These two single-page documents are packed with information guiding your simulation studies to help ensure success.
The free Simio Reference Guide provides a solid foundation for a Simio course. It is over 600 pages packed with information describing the user interface, how to get started, and how to do everything from building your first model to building complex objects. It even includes information on how an advanced user can add new features to the Simio product. This guide is included free in the Simio download and can be used in place of an expensive textbook for many courses.
Many people choose to supplement the Simio reference guide with a favorite textbook for more thorough treatment of the general simulation topics. Three such textbooks include:
These textbooks cover the more foundational aspects of simulation in greater detail to provide a more robust simulation background and greater awareness of topics that contribute success in using simulation.
Simio has free course materials for a typical graduate or undergraduate Introduction to Simulation course. It is set up with a large number of independent modules from which you can construct a course that best meets your objectives. The materials include power point slides with presentation notes for instructors, workshop/example problems, homework problems and solutions, and aids for learning Simio.
The complete list of resources is included with your software grant, but below you will find the descriptions and download link for some selected materials.