Continuous Simulation and Modeling

Enhance your enterprise's decision-making process through continuous simulation with Simio.

Simulation software has proven to be useful tools in testing diverse business models and operations through simulation models. Continuous simulation software can be used to evaluate the production capacity of a manufacturing facility, the duration of working operations within warehouses, and for logistics and advance planning in every industry. The effectiveness of simulation has led to its popularity as a business analytics and insight tool for enterprises and non-profit organizations looking to create order out of complex systems.

Continuous simulations consistently track system responses overtime throughout the duration of a simulation task. This means results or actionable data is produced at every point within the simulation system during the simulation process. These simulations also produce data or results even when no active changes are ongoing.

The continuous nature of this simulation techniques makes it an excellent choice for dynamic environments where changes occur at any point in time. Continuous simulations are commonly applied in:

  1. STEM - related fields
  2. Control Systems management
  3. Dynamic System environments
  4. Artificial Intelligence

Although its use in the manufacturing and other production-based industries is limited when compared to discrete event simulations, it is still used to drive Industry 4.0 business models. As it provides a means of constantly analyzing the changes within a system as they occur.

The Value-added Proposition of Continuous Simulation 

Continuous simulation software is great at simulating flow processes. The advantages of using continuous simulation tools to drive your enterprise's business strategy include:

Computer-aided Process Planning - As business operations continue to become more intelligent and flexible to the on-going changes around them, the need for simulation increases. This is because a continuous simulation platform provides a versatile experimentation or testing ground for introducing new ideas and operational concepts within a controlled digital environment before implementation.

Ergonomic Simulations - Ergonomics are defined as the fundamental understanding of human behavior and interactions within a designed space and how it drives productivity. With continuous simulation software, the design and layout of workspaces can be analyzed and different scenarios simulated to determine which option enhances productivity levels.

Modeling and 3D Visualization - Expansive simulation software support modeling in 3D and animation. Animated simulations provide a level of visualization static models cannot match. Thus continuous simulation software platforms are great ecosystems for creating simulation models that can be used in training staff and for presentations.

Data Analytics - Simulating process workflows, supply chains, and material flow integrate the use of historic and current data a ship floor produces. The data analytics continuous simulation offer is actionable information that can be used to develop schedules, automate processes, and design preemptive policies across shop floors in every industrial niche.

Using Simio for Continuous Simulation
Simio software is a best-in-class application that supports modeling and continuous systems. It is also versatile and allows for the integration of continuous and discrete event simulations within a unified environment. 

With Simio, you get an extensive object library, 3D visualizations, technical support, and accurate results when used for complex continuous simulations. You can also choose to automate the simulation process using Simio’s OptQuest feature or introduce your algorithms into the modeled environment.

Learn more about continuous simulation using Simio by requesting for a demonstration to see its features in action.