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Simio Awards $3,960 Grant to the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia

Sewickley, Pa.Simio LLC, a developer of 3D object-oriented simulation software, has awarded a $3,960 grant to the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia. The Department of Science and Methods of Engineering, who received this grant, brings together 80 Ph.D. Students, researchers and professors with peaks of excellence in the fields of science automation, computer, logistics and production management, materials, mechanical, business organization, basic science and simulation.

The University of Modena and Reggio Emilia is now one of over a 150 universities worldwide to join Simio’s academic program, which offers Simio’s 3D modeling software to schools at no charge. Simio Academic Edition is fully capable software with no model size limits and includes discrete and continuous modeling, object library development, and 3D animation.

“The faculty at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia is committed to providing the best environment for their students to learn simulation,” said Dr. Dennis Pegden, Founder and CEO of Simio. “We are honored to provide them with the best software available to teach their students."

University of Modena and Reggio Emilia will use Simio simulation software as didactic support in several degree courses, among them “Digital Control”, “Logistics” and “Industrial Automation”. Ph.D. students will also use extensively in their research projects to simulate hybrid processes and discrete event systems.

“Instructors and researchers at University of Modena and Reggio Emilia believe that Simio simulation software has very good characteristics regarding ease of use and the powerful of simulation engine,” said University Professor Cesare Fantuzzi. “We think that the software can support very much both the didactic and research works.” Students at the school will be able to model systems using intelligent objects and the software’s direct connection to Google’s 3D Warehouse – two features unique to Simio.

The intelligent objects are built by modelers and then may be reused in multiple modeling projects. These objects can be stored in libraries and easily shared. Simio’s connection to Google’s 3D Warehouse gives access to a free online library of thousands of graphic objects – providing students with the ability to solve real-world problems in visually-rich environments.

About Simio LLC

Simio LLC is a privately held company that is dedicated to delivering leading edge solutions for the design, emulation, and scheduling of complex systems.

Simio LLC was founded in 2005 by a highly experienced team. Founder and CEO of Simio LLC, C. Dennis Pegden, Ph.D., has over three decades experience in simulation and scheduling and has been widely recognized as an industry leader. He led in the development of SLAM (marketed by Pritsker and Associates) and then founded Systems Modeling Corporation. Dennis led the creation of the market-leading simulation products SIMAN® and Arena®, as well as, the finite capacity scheduling product Tempo. Now Simio is a market leading, 4th generation simulation product with patents for flexible object design and scheduling risk analysis. Simio object design eliminates text based coding for building models and planners can predict the risk in their detailed production schedules. Simio’s unified model works for both facility design and managing daily operations. To learn more, visit Simio.