Product Details


    Accelerate Process Improvement While Eliminating Risk
    ProModel is a discrete-event simulation technology that is used to plan, design and improve new or existing manufacturing, logistics and other operational systems. It empowers you to accurately represent real-world processes, including their inherent variability and interdependencies, in order to conduct predictive analysis on potential changes. Optimize your system around your key performance indicators.
    See more at: ProModel Product Page  ProModel System Requirements


    Patient Flow and Process Improvement for Healthcare
    Healthcare needs an easier, more quantifiable and reusable way of visualizing current practices, analyzing potential process & policy changes and planning future service lines and strategic direction. MedModel enables organizations to test their ideas and scenarios for radical cost reduction or other performance objectives in a virtual environment before they are implemented, reducing the risks of implementing ineffective initiatives.
    See more at: MedModel Product Page  MedModel System Requirements

    Process Simulator

    Transform Static Flowcharts and Workflow Diagrams into Dynamic Simulation Models 
    Process Simulator quickly and easily adds simulation capabilities and analysis to Microsoft® Visio® flowcharts, Value Stream Maps and facility layouts. Process Simulator installs as a plug-in to Visio, allowing you to seamlessly create and run simulation models inside Visio. Process Simulator is great for basic process improvement studies that don’t require the more extensive modeling features of ProModel (e.g., cranes, conveyors, arrays and subroutines).
    See more at: Process Simulator Product Page  Process Simulator System Requirements

    —  Ideal for classes in simulation or research concerning basic process improvement, LEAN, Six Sigma initiatives, continuous improvement or value stream mapping for classes in simulation where students are already familiar with flowcharts.

    Note: You can run ProModel on a Mac computer, BUT, you are required to have a Windows emulator like Parallels.  ProModel software was designed and tested only on Windows PCs.  We support Windows 10 and up.

    Academic Packages


    Professor Package

    • Available for ProModel and MedModel and Process Simulator
    • This is a full license of the software to be used by the professor for research or preparations in teaching their course materials.
    • Provides a professional level license that can be installed on any computer and accessed through your ProModel account to license the software. Each Professor Package License is a subscription active for 1 year and can be renewed annually. (Microsoft Visio is required when using Process Simulator and is sold separately and not available through ProModel.)
    • These licenses include free technical support which can be renewed annually with your subscription.
    • Includes free access to online help systems, demo models and tutorials.
    • Support requests should be sent to or by phone at (888) 776-6633.
    • Excellent for doing research in simulation as well as course development and course work!

    Lab Package

    • Available for ProModel and MedModel and Process Simulator
    • This is a full license of the software to be used by students in a classroom setting or related project work.
    • Provides a subscription-based professional license that can be installed on any number computers in the lab, or on student computers or both. (Microsoft Visio is required when using Process Simulator and is sold separately and is not available through ProModel.)
    • Includes access for your students to the required software throughout the semester. Requires students’ names and emails for them to access the licensing system. A student list must be sent each semester but the software will not need to be reinstalled in the labs. Updates may be available to be installed in the lab.
    • Also includes free access to online help systems and tutorials.
    • Students may send requests for help with installation to or by phone at (888) 776-6633. All other technical questions need to go through the professor.
    • Great for classes in simulation and for senior design or capstone projects!

    Student Package

    Software Only: $35.00 Buy Now

    Available for both ProModel and MedModel, the student package is a limited version of the software, yet it still has many advanced features that allow for building very detailed and complex models. The student package is specifically set up to instruct and train students for professional opportunities and used for trial purposes.
    Provides limited capabilities for student usage:

    • 20 locations
    • 8 entities
    • 8 resources
    • 5 attributes
    • 15 Run-Time Interface macros

    Process Simulator is not available in a student version. Please use the lab package for students.

    Academic News

    Fourth Edition of Simulation Using ProModel Released

    Learn more about the new release.

    Latest Academic Posts from the ProModel Blog

    Textbooks and Updates


    Fourth Edition of Simulation Using ProModel Released

    ProModel is excited to announce the fourth edition of Simulation Using ProModel. Co-written by our founder Charles Harrell and senior vice president Bruce Gladwin with other industry experts, Simulation Using ProModel is published by Cognella Academic Publishing. To learn more about the fourth edition, view a digital preview, and purchase copies, please visit the Cognella website.

    Simulation Using ProModel helps students build competence and confidence in the use of simulation through hands-on application. The text features a blend of theory and practice, real-life examples, case studies, and lab exercises using ProModel to help students develop their knowledge and abilities.

    Part I consists of 14 study chapters. The first four chapters introduce simulation, its application to system design and improvement, and how simulation works. Chapters 5 through 11 cover the practical and theoretical aspects of conducting a simulation project, including applying simulation optimization. Chapters 12 through 14 cover applications of simulation to manufacturing, material handling, and service systems.

    Part II features 14 labs that correlate with the 14 chapters in Part I. Each lab guides students through the steps of modeling a situation using ProModel and then provides exercises to further develop their skills.

    Simulation Using ProModel, Fourth Edition - available from Cognella Academic Publishing

    Biman Ghosh is a professor of industrial and manufacturing engineering at the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.

    Royce Bowden served at Mississippi State University and Wichita State University as a College of Engineering dean, associate dean, department head, and professor. He specializes in simulation
    output analysis and co-developed the first widely used simulation optimization software.

    Bruce Gladwin is a senior vice president at ProModel Corporation. With more than 30 years of experience in the simulation field, Bruce has worked with major corporations worldwide, developing hundreds of models across a wide range of industries.

    Charles Harrell is retired from teaching in the Engineering and Technology School at Brigham Young University. He is the founder of ProModel Corporation, where he still maintains a role on the board of directors.


    Simulation Using ProModel 4th Edition -
    Preliminary Edition Now Available

    Publication Announcement: The preliminary version of the fourth edition of Simulation Using ProModel by Biman Ghosh, Royce Bowden, Bruce Gladwin, and Charles Harrell will be published by Cognella Academic Publishing is now available for course use in Fall 2021. The final version will be available in January 2022.

    Those interested in adopting the text can reach out to the Cognella adoptions team at or 800-200-3908 x503 to place an order with the following details:

    Title: Simulation Using ProModel
    Authors: Biman Ghosh, Royce Bowden, Bruce Gladwin, Charles Harrell
    Edition: Preliminary
    ISBN: 978-1-7935-1977-1
    Term: Fall 2021

    When the book is adopted, a posting is created in the Cognella student store specific to that instructor’s course, and the instructor will receive that link.

    Some of the changes of this new edition:

    • Model examples in Lab 4, 6, 13, and 14 are all new.
    • New Chapter 11 (Design of Simulation Experiments) , and Lab Chapter 11 (Simulation Analysis of Designed Experiments using ProModel) added.
    • 14 theory chapters and 14 lab chapters in total.
    • Case Studies in Chapter 1 changed.
    • A material on Validation added in Chapter 7.
    • A section on Validation and a Case Study added in Lab 7 and Lab 9..
    • All screen shots are compatible with the latest version of ProModel.

    New in Version 4:

    • PowerPoints for all theory chapters
    • Multiple choice and T/F questions for all theory chapters
    • Solution models for all the exercises

    View a webinar that previews the upcoming release of the Simulation Using ProModel, 4th Edition.

    Download Video: "ProModel-Using-Simulation-Textbook-Edition-4-Preview-Webinar.mp4"

    If you would like to be a peer reviewer, please contact one of the authors, Biman Ghosh, at



    Simulation Using ProModel,
    Third Edition

    ISBN 978-0-07-340130-0
    Simulation Using ProModel covers the art and science of simulation in general and the use of ProModel simulation software in particular. The text blends theory with practice. Actual applications in business, services and manufacturing and a hands-on approach to simulation, including real-world simulation projects, are emphasized.

    Available through


    Missing Lab 4 Models
    These files are missing from the student CD. These are needed for the Simulation Using ProModel textbook. You may download them below:


    SimRunner 3.0 Student Update - Download the latest update for SimRunner.

    Academic Resources

    Academic Client List
    See other schools using ProModel products for academic use.

    ProModel Corporation Online Library
    Visit this library to see how companies have been successfully implementing simulation in various industries.

    Refresher Courses
    Brush up your skills by reviewing pre-recorded refresher training courses covering a variety of topics for ProModel, MedModel and Process Simulator.

    Training Tutorials
    Watch these videos to help you get started.

    YouTube Videos - ProModel Corporation Channel
    Search our video playlist to get helpful hints and tricks from our tech support team.

    Lean Transformation Webinar
    Watch this video that shows an example of using one of our products in a teaching setting. It includes a description of how simulation basics were included in a course for a university operations management course using Process Simulator, a plug in to Microsoft Visio. This professor wanted to introduce the topic but they didn’t have an option for a full course. Perhaps you could include it as an introductory topic in one of your classes?


    Academic Store

    Buy ProModel academic materials in the Online Store:

    More Information

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