We want to make it as easy as possible to get started using and teaching Simio. Some people (especially those with prior simulation background) can install and start using Simio immediately for simple projects. But to appreciate Simio’s richness and unique benefits we recommend spending some time getting to know it before starting. Fortunately, we provide many ways (most of them free) to get to know Simio.
A new lab series can be be used with any book to "teach Simio" while the class lecture possibly concentrates on other aspects of simulation. This is designed to make it much easier to get started with Simio – let the videos provide the product-specific expertise.
Each module is targeted for a 2-3 hour lab session. There is an "in-class" component with associated videos and a "homework" component where the student will be expected to build on the material from the in-class component. Each module has Power point slides, videos, and sample models. (Assignment solutions are available to registered faculty.) All materials are available via free download - no charge to students or faculty.
The modules can be found at Learning Simio Lab Modules.
This free video series illustrates how to build and operate a small flexible manufacturing cell. This eleven part series is divided into two major sections.
Section I contains seven videos that illustrate a typical simulation project. It walks you through project specification, static analysis, model building, verification, experimentation, and optimization.
Section II then builds on that initial analysis to take advantage of Simio Enterprise's Risk-based Planning and Scheduling (RPS) features as an operational production planning tool. It includes adding schedules, binding to external data, adding performance targets, enabling resource logging, creating a plan, analyzing the risk, and illustrates how to use the feature set to improve on-time performance.
This fifth edition textbook is targeted for use as the primary text in introductory and second courses in simulation at both the advanced-undergraduate and beginning-graduate levels. We have incorporated many new features as well as reader suggestions. We have enhanced the Monte Carlo, input analysis, and output analysis content, and added new coverage of data-driven and data-generated modeling techniques. Finally, we enhanced a chapter named Simulation-based Scheduling in Industry 4.0, which illustrates how simulation is contributing to the creation and effective operation of digital twins and operational scheduling and control.
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.
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