This sprint provides new capability to search for items in your model, additional multi-select features, enhanced ability to graphically compare experiment scenarios, new modeling capability, and easier installation options.
There's a new button on the "Project Home" tab which shows and hides a new Search window at the bottom of the application.
When you type something into the Search window's text box, the window will display everything that it finds that contains that text.
Double-clicking on a row in the results will generally take you to the window containing the item where the text is found and (if possible) select the property where the text is found. The columns can be manipulated to sort, rearrange, and filter.
New 'Location' Functions on IntelligentObject
Location.X, Location.Y, and Location.Z functions have been added to return the X, Y and Z coordinates (location) of any object. For static objects it generally returns the XYZ of the object instance or its starting node. For dynamic objects like entities, it will return the directed second order Movement state or a value dependent on an object associated with the entity.
The multi-select feature for the property grid is now available. You can select multiple items and the intersection of their set of properties will show up in the property grid. If they share values for a property, the value will show up, otherwise the value will be blank. You will be able to do things like select multiple links and turn them all bidirectional, or select multiple output nodes and have them all use the same transporter.
In Simio's programmatic API, there is a new method on the IModel interface called BulkUpdate, which can be used to greatly improve performance when adding a large number of objects to a model.
You can now see and compare your experiment response variables. The Response Results Tab creates a graph using the average value for each response of each scenario, essentially graphing the Response columns from the design window, in real time. This graph simultaneously graphs the outputs of all responses in the experiment on the same Y-axis scale. You can control what responses are displayed in the graph by selecting either True or False from the drop down listed next to each response in the Show in Chart window. When you change what responses are displayed in the graph, the Y-axis automatically scales itself to properly display the data.
Server Activation Installer
This new installer for the Simio Team Edition activation server will install the license server, set it to start up as a windows service, and adjust the standard windows firewall (5053 and 5054) to allow for client connections. If users are running a different firewall, they might have to open these ports manually. It also installs a configuration utility that makes it easy to activate keys:
On upgraded Simio installations you can now more easily convert between local and server-based licensing. The first time you click the licensing button (or link on the top right), you will get this dialog asking what you want to use:
If at any time you want to switch the type, both licensing dialogs now have links at the bottom which will also bring up the above dialog.