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Simio Awards $99,000 Grant to Texas State University-San Marcos

Sewickley, Pa.Simio LLC, a developer of

3D object-oriented simulation software, has awarded a $99,000 grant to Texas State University-San Marcos (Texas State). The school is recognized by the U.S. News & World Report as a Master's University for its abundance of Master's degrees offered. The university is the largest school in the Texas State University System and the fifth-largest in Texas.

Texas State University-San Marcos is now one of over 130 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 Texas State University-San Marcos 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."

Simio will be used for teaching simulation courses in the Texas State’s Ingram School of Engineering. The software will be also used at the Center for High Performance Systems (CHiPS), where students and faculty conduct research on factory logistics, manufacturing systems design, and intelligent transportation systems.

Dr. Jesus Jimenez, Assistant Professor in the Ingram School of Engineering at Texas State, has significant experience in simulation modeling and analysis. “Simio offers innovative features that makes simulation exciting and powerful,” Jimenez said.

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.