Why choose Simio Software?

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Simio is a family of products that includes simulation and scheduling software.

In contrast to other simulation packages, even those that market themselves as object oriented, Simio software is designed from the ground up to support the patented object modeling paradigm (Patent No. 8,156,468 C1: A System and Method for Creating Intelligent Simulation Objects using Graphical Process Descriptions). It also supports the seamless use of multiple modeling paradigms, including process and event orientation. Furthermore, Simio software also fully supports both discrete and continuous systems, along with large scale applications based on agent-based modeling. These modeling paradigms can be freely mixed within a single model.

Unlike other scheduling solutions, Simio allows you to perform Risk Analysis in Real Time! How important is it to you for your customers to know when you will deliver their order when the unexpected happens?

How does it work?

Intelligent objects are built by modelers, for use in building hierarchical models. An object might be a machine, robot, airplane, customer, doctor, tank, bus, ship, or any other item that may be encountered in a system.

A model is built by combining objects that represent the physical components of the system. A Simio software model looks exactly like the real system. Objects may be animated to reflect their changing states. The model logic and animation is built as a single step.

Objects can be stored in libraries so that they are easily shared and can be reused in multiple projects. A learner may prefer to use pre-built objects from libraries; however Simio software is designed to make it easy for even new modelers to build their own intelligent objects.

The Range of Simio Software

Simio Personal Edition

Simio Personal Edition is a no cost version of Simio. This version of Simio puts no limits on what can be modeled and is fully functional for models up to 5 models, 30 objects and 30 steps! It is perfect for using to explore and learn Simio's simulation and production scheduling capabilities. The Simio Personal Edition can also open and run models that have been built by Simio professionals. Learn More!

Simio Design Edition

Simio Design is Simio’s standard simulation software product and includes the Standard Library for getting started with Simio. It adds a unique and powerful capability that allows modification of object logic, using add-on process-oriented logic. This version of the software also provides the ability to create and distribute custom modeling libraries. Simio Design is the ideal product for professional modelers that want to have full control over complex process logic or want to develop new modeling libraries focused on specific applications areas. Learn More!

Simio Professional Edition

Simio Professional Edition provides the same functionality as Simio Design, however, it allows building and distribution of models using the freely available Simio Evaluation version as a runtime platform. Models built with the Simio Professional Edition will run and generate results with the Simio Evaluation version. Simio Professional Edition is ideal for consultants that want to deliver a running model to their customer. It also provides the capability to distribute scenarios and replications across computers in a work group. Simio Professional Edition includes Output Tables/States, and Gantt charts. Simio Profession Edition is not intended to run schedules. Learn More

Simio RPS Edition

Simio RPS Edition adds a powerful set of patented features to build and execute new models for Risk-based Planning and Scheduling (RPS) (Patent No. 8,682,707 B2:  Simulation-Based Risk Analysis for Finite Capacity Scheduling). This edition provides full scheduling capabilities: custom tailor reports, graphs, and tables for use by schedulers. Reduce your risk and costs by analyzing your schedules in ways never before possible!  Simio RPS Edition is the only desktop version intended to do scheduling. Learn More!

Simio Portal Edition - Cloud Computing

The web-based Portal Edition brings the power of Simio simulation to the Cloud. Instantly access multiple powerful simulation processors for running simulation experiments and generating plans. Use Simio Portal Edition from an Internet connected device via Microsoft's Azure platform or from Simio's desktop products, without having to install any extra hardware or software. Instantly share model results over the web with no software or downloads required. On-site capability is coming soon! Learn More!

Simio Academic Edition

Fully functional versions of Simio are available to students and faculty for simulation software training. Simio educational grants make it easy to obtain, learn and teach exactly what students need to be successful. The resources of the Simio Academic Community support teachers’ objectives to stay ahead of the technology curve and meet the demands of next generation technology. With software, course development, texts and discussion forums, the Simio Academic Community gets classes off to a fast start. See the Academic Quick Start page for complete information.

OptQuest for Simio

OptQuest for Simio is available as an add-on to the standard Simio products. OptQuest tightly integrates with Simio experiments and uses state-of-the-art algorithms, including Tabu Search, Neural Networks, Scatter Search, and Linear/Integer Programming to generate and evaluate scenarios in search of optimal configurations. Learn More!

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