Sewickley, Pa. – Simio, a developer of 3D object-oriented simulation software, has awarded a $79,200 grant to Northwestern University. The university’s undergraduate and graduate programs are consistently ranked among the best in the country by U.S. News & World Report.
Northwestern University is now one of over 140 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 Northwestern University 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."
Northwestern will introduce Simio in their Master of Engineering Management (MEM) program via the course “Computer Simulation for Risk and Operations Analysis.”
This hands-on, case-based course teaches simulation model building and experiment design and analysis. MEM students are working engineers who can immediately put their simulation training into practice.
“Companies send their fast-track engineers to the MEM program to learn the state of the art---and that is what Simio represents in simulation.” Barry L. Nelson, Chair of the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences at the McCormick School of Engineering.
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.
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.