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    Process Simulator 2019 is a redesigned application which now supports both 64 and 32-bit editions of Microsoft Visio 2016 and 2019. See more details in the What's New Tab.

    • Process Simulator Overview
      This short video details the features and tools of Process Simulator.


    • Process Simulator Quickstart Video
      “How do you explain process simulation?" This short video simply explains simulation and how easy it is to create a model in Process Simulator.

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      Transform Static Flowcharts and Workflow Diagrams into Dynamic Simulation Models.

      Quickly and easily simulate Microsoft Office Visio® flowcharts, Value Stream Maps and workflow diagrams. Process Simulator installs as an add-in to Visio, allowing you to seamlessly create and run simulation models inside Visio. It is a simple, predictive, productivity improvement tool that has the potential to change your future.

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    Create a new flowchart model or add simulation properties to an existing flowchart directly in Visio. Single Image

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    2 Press play and watch your model run with realistic animation.

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    View dynamic model output metrics and run "What-Ifs" in Visio.
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    • Whether you are looking to minimize costs, increase throughput, improve productivity, manage inventory or meet customer demand, Process Simulator provides a cost effective, high value solution to achieve your objectives. Customers using Process Simulator today include Pfizer, ITT, General Dynamics, GE Healthcare, Praxair, Cummins, Pacific Life, the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and many other customers and institutions around the world.

      Process Simulator Evaluation is available today in a no-risk, "free" evaluation version for your organization to try.




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    Solutions


    • LEAN and Value Stream Mapping

      Capture Value Stream Maps in Visio and see what performance gains you can expect before implementing actual changes. Simulate current and future state scenarios to understand which LEAN project will give the biggest benefit.

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    • Continuous Process Improvement

      Build As-Is and To-Be Workflow Models and understand Time Based Quantitative impacts of changes quickly. Predict resource requirements, capital equipment investments, process times, service levels and more!

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    • Six Sigma Initiatives

      Enhance the effectiveness of Analyze and Improve steps of the DMAIC Methodology. Experiment to ANALYZE how the system responds within the model and develop a total continuous IMPROVEMENT strategy in a dynamic, risk-free environment.

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    Process Simulator - Material Handling Edition

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    Latest Material Handling Edition Features

    • Path Network refinement
    • Auto Orientation of Entities on Conveyors - users can now toggle on or off auto orientation of entities within Process Simulator Material Handling and Process Simulator Autodesk Edition.
    • AutoCAD Integration. For users of AutoCAD or Inventor by Autodesk, you can sync the optimized model into AutoCAD or Inventor to finalize the physical factory design





    Introducing Process Simulator Material Handling Edition

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    You can now model material flow with the Material Handling Edition.



    Along with the drawing environment being scaled you now will have access to:

    • Stations - A new type of activity created to enhance material handling. The station can have capacity or capacity can be turned off; designed to be used with conveyors.
      • You can insert an onboard station into a conveyor.



         

    • Conveyors - control how entities flow from activity to activity. Introducing Stations in a conveyor enhances the ability to control flow from conveyor to conveyor.
      • Control speed of conveyors
      • Control distance of conveyors
      • Control orientation of entities
      • Control accumulation of entities






    • Path networks - Resource movement can be added to enhance your model with travel, pick up, and deposit time.






      • Nodes - decisions points of a path network
        • Set limits
        • Flexible connectors - allow for travel of resources to any part of your Visio file where the resource is requested.






      • Path Network Connector - connections between nodes
        • Distance is automatically configured by the scale or the model, but can be manually set.






    • Interfaces - connections from nodes to activities or stations. This is how you can control where resources go to interact with an activity/station.




    • Resource Path network section
      • Choose the path network the resource can move on
        • Control starting, off-shift, and break node.
        • Speed
        • Deposit times
        • Node logic for better control of resources.




    • Entity Conveyor Size - length and width can be assigned to an entity for flow on conveyors.


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    What's New

     

    Process Simulator 10.11.604  — (July, 2022)

    Enhancements and Improvements

     

    • Logic Editor inline compiling - user logic will now compile on the fly
      • Logic tool tips for how to use the statements and functions now available.
      • Logic Parameter tool tips added.

      • Logic now has a completion provider to help insure proper construction of logic.
      • Theme aware.
      • Errors as you type are displayed.
      • Logic snippets for If, While, and Do added - If the user types one of the 3 statements and then hits the TAB button twice, the structure of required logic is completed.

     

    Graphical user interface, application  Description automatically generated

     

    • Improved debugger window to display the logic centered in the debug window.
    • Debug window showing no logic or minimal logic has been resolved.
    • Right Clicking on a shift file assignment will now allow the user to open the file.

    • Resolved reported issue with #activitytime commenting out all activity process logic not just the statement.
    • Resolved issue with displaying a runtime error and making the window really small; The end simulation button was being clipped.
    • Addressed issues with Shift Carryover and Attaching entities.

     


     

    Process Simulator 10.10.54  — (May, 2022)

    Enhancements and Improvements

     

    • Critical update for issues related to Time Series data collection. We have resolved issues where time series data was being corrupted.
    • Improve stability with model run length.
    • Licensing now uses MS web edge view 2 runtime. This removes dependance of IE.
    • Handled issues with simulating unsaved models.
    • Improved stability with Output Viewer Export with 64 Bit Excel.
    • Logs have been moved to output to user’s Local App Data.
    • Packages now will automatically launch VSD, VSDX and VSDM files when installing a PSPKG.
    • Setup downtimes can now allow the user to keep of free a resource.



    • Improved issues related to launching Process Simulator template when not signed in.
    • Improved issues with choosing to cancel while simulation is preparing.

     


     

    Process Simulator 10.9.30  — (January, 2022)

    Enhancements and Improvements

    • Output Viewer COM support for 32 and 64 bit office improvements.
    • Logging improvements- we relocated the log to App Data; previously Program Data.
    • Fixed issue with Export in Process Simulator crashing Visio upon export.
    • Improved how we handle if a file exists better with regards to packaging- Users are notified and asked if they would like to continue  with Package installation.
    • Update to variable graphic label on variable name change- If a variable name is renamed, it should rename the label on the variable IF the label was not manually changed.
    • German Process Simulator localized strings for Repair screen updated.

     


     

    Process Simulator 10.9.26  — (November, 2021)

    Enhancements and Improvements

    • Output Viewer COM enhancements:
      • Decimal separator "," is interpreted as field separator and put the decimals in the next cell.
      • Output Viewer with exporting Time Series of variables where the correct date format was not formatted correctly upon COM export
      • Output Viewer had missing datapoints resolved - upon export through COM there was a missing data point.
      • Added ability to export Time Series data for Entity Count using COM.
    • Support for OneDrive - Process Simulator will now support files that are locally backed up to Onedrive. Support for VSDX, External Arrivals, Array Excel files, and PMCAL files.
    • Resolved issue in Scenario Manager with duplicating a scenario where it wouldl visually remove the last run date.
    • Resolved issue within Scenario manager with duplicated scenarios showing a simulation date prior to simulation.
    • Update to Logic Builder - improved icons, and color scheme.
    • Updated the Simulation Engine.
    • Resolved issues with External file Grids expanding.
    • Improvements to the Navigate To process with Error Report and to Find and Replace made.
    • Improvements to German translations.

     


     

    Process Simulator 10.8.14  — (July, 2021)

    Enhancements and Improvements

    • Resource shift carryover for grouped resources
    • Resolve Station capacity incorrectly changing conveyor length
    • Resolved foreign language date format in Simulation Options
    • Resolved export issues with foreign languages
    • Find and replace enhancements
    • Improvements to right-click menu attribute list
    • Improvements to 64 bit Output Viewer
    • Improvements to model upgrading

    System Requirements

     

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    Computer and processor

    1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x86-64) processor

    Memory

    1 GB RAM (32-bit); 2 GB RAM (64-bit)

    Hard disk

    1.5 GB available disk space

    Operating system

    Windows 10

    Microsoft Visio

    Microsoft Visio - Visio 2016 and Visio 2019 (32-bit or 64-bit)

    Other

    Internet access (for online registration and updates)


    In order to use the Autodesk Integration, AutoCAD Architecture or AutoCAD Mechanical 2019 or newer or Inventor are required. Additional value can be gained by using Autodesk Product Design & Manufacturing Collection (PDMC) or Autodesk Factory Design Utilities (FDU), but they are not required.

     

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