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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.






      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.


    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.


    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 is available today in a no-risk, "Free" edition for your organization to evaluate.

    • Download Process Simulator for free. Free Process Simulator Free Microsoft Visio Trial


    • 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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    What's New

    Process Simulator 2019 SP4 

    We are excited to announce the release of our 4th Service Pack to our new, redesigned Process Simulator 2019. It now contains all the features of its predecessor Process Simulator 2016!

    What’s New?

    Six Sigma Analysis

    • Process Simulator links and integrates with Minitab to provide users with Six Sigma analysis capability. This integration allows for the tracking of Six Sigma metrics in a Process Simulator model and the reporting of these metrics in Minitab after a scenario is run.

    • By default Six Sigma Analysis are checked to Export to Minitab, but can be disabled at any time.

    • A Minitab icon has been added to the Process Simulator ribbon under More Tools. Click on the icon to view selected scenarios within Minitab.


    Enhancements and Improvements

    • Addressed file association issues
    • Addressed issues with limited user Windows accounts


    How to Download?

    This product is available for download from the Solutions Cafe as well as our downloads site (just ask Support to send you a link).

    Process Simulator 2019 SP3 

    We are excited to announce the release of our third Service Pack to our new, redesigned Process Simulator 2019. This version of Process Simulator currently supports both 32- and 64-bit editions of Microsoft Visio 2016 and 2019.

    What’s New?

    Ribbon Enhancements

      • Revision of the Process Simulator ribbon. Model Packaging is now under the More Tools dropdown within the Tools section of the ribbon. Convert Diagram will now show on the right hand side of the tool bar only IF the file needs to be converted to a Process Simulator 2019 simulation model.

        Ribbon Enhancements

        Ribbon Enhancements
      • Model Elements buttons are now toggleable. You can select a model element open up, the button will stay selected and can be deselected to close that Element window.
      • Resource Grouping is now within the More Elements dropdown of the Model Elements section.

    Properties Enhancements

      • Process Simulator’s Properties window has been a great addition to Process Simulator 2019’s User Interface. We have now grouped essential processing elements together.

      • We have also added indicator icons to show which sections in Properties have additional information. These indicator icons will show for Logic, Multi Entity, Setup, Downtimes, and Notes. If there is nothing in the section you will not see the icon.

        Properties Window

      • When you hover over Notes or Logic, the icon will display a preview of the contents of the section.

        Logic Window

    Model Compilation Speed Enhancements

      • Speed of Model compilation after you select Simulate has been optimized.  Benchmarking indicated that there is a 125 - 135 percent improvement from the Process Simulator 2019 SP2 release.

    Process Simulator 2019 SP2

    We are excited to announce the release of our first Service Pack to our new, redesigned Process Simulator 2019. This version of Process Simulator currently supports both 32- and 64-bit editions of Microsoft Visio 2016 and 2019.

    What's New?

    Import / Export via Microsoft Excel

    Model information is exportable to Excel not only to view it all in one place but also to modify it and import it back into Process Simulator.  Model building and management is easier than ever before. 

    After exporting to Excel, the model elements will be separated and organized into individual sheets in the workbook. To view the different sheets, select the desired tab at the bottom of the workbook.

    Localization and Internationalization

    Process Simulator now supports internationalization or numeric separators, including date and time. Additionally, we now have localization for English, German, Portuguese, and Spanish languages.  

    Microsoft Visio 2019 Support

    Process Simulator now supports all versions and editions of Visio 2016 and 2019 with Service Pack 2. 

    Process Simulator 2019 SP1

    We are excited to announce the release of our first Service Pack to our new, redesigned Process Simulator 2019. This version of Process Simulator currently supports both 32- and 64-bit editions of Microsoft Visio 2016. As with our initial release, SP1 is available for customers in US and Canada only but will be available for everyone later this year.

    What’s New?

    Activity Multi-Entity Table
    We have added in the functionality of Multi Entities in to Process Simulator 2019. This functionality allows you to convert your existing models that use multi entity, and create new ones as well, without having to code the functionality using logic. In Shape Properties you can select Multi Entity and then Define.

    What's New in Process Simulator 2019?

    This release is a new, redesigned application that supports both 32- and 64-bit editions of Microsoft Visio 2016. It is initially available for customers in US and Canada only but will be available for everyone later this year.

    Dockable Windows

    We have redesigned all element property windows and tables and made them dockable within the Visio application workspace. This allows you to keep them open and out of the way so your diagram view space will be clear for quicker modeling changes.

    Referenced Hierarchical Models

    Submodels now have the ability to be referenced in addition to their current capability of unique instances. This means that activities linking to the same submodel at different points in your diagram will send their entities to that exact submodel (and not just unique copies of the submodel).

    Global Elements Across Pages

    In support of the referenced submodels, all model elements (e.g. activities, resources, variables, attributes, macros, etc.) will be globally accessible across pages (no more duplicating model elements on each page). This also allows you to utilize multiple pages to build your model without the use of the submodel construct.

    Read/Write Data to Text Files

    Write out data from your model to a text or CSV file for model troubleshooting or verification. You can also use it to log custom statistics for import and analysis in Excel or another data analysis tool.

    Find and Replace

    Process Simulator now has its own find and replace capability, separate from Visio, and will search across its elements and objects only. It even automatically brings the shape into view and opens the associated property or field where the searched text is found.

    Model Compile

    When you run your model, it is checked for errors prior to simulation. In this release, you are presented with a list of all errors, which allows you to quickly navigate to and resolve the issues.

    Upgrade Existing Models

    You can convert existing models to its new format! This is done by simply clicking the Convert button in the Process Simulator 2019 ribbon. During this process a backup of your original model is automatically saved for you (with a .psbkp extension). However, it is highly recommended that you save a copy of your original models prior to taking them through the upgrade process.

    Microsoft Office/Visio 64-bit Support

    Process Simulator now supports both 32- and 64-bit versions of Microsoft Visio 2016.



    Process Simulator Editions - Feature Comparison





    Plug-in to Microsoft Visio 32 Bit



    ProModel Simulation Engine



    Share Models with ProModel and MedModel



    Multi-Scenario Comparative Output Viewer






    Convert Existing Visio Diagrams to a Model



    User-Defined Distributions



    Basic Logic Builder



    Storage and Supermarket Modeling



    Plug-In to Microsoft Visio 64 Bit



    Hierarchical Modeling with Sub-Processes



    Resource Pool Definition



    Custom Results Analysis with Excel



    Six Sigma Analysis with Minitab



    Model changes in Excel



    Basic Subroutine Functionality



    Initialize Arrivals from Excel



    2-Dimensional Arrays



    Import/Export Data via Excel  


    Advanced Subroutine Functionality  


    Complex Expressions in Property Fields  


    Free Form Logic  


    Intellisense for Fast Logic Creation  


    Syntax Guide for Quick Logic Help  


    Multi-Destination Flexible Routing  



    * Subset of statements and functions


    System Requirements




    Computer and processor

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


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

    Hard disk

    1.5 GB available disk space

    Operating system

    Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 7

    Microsoft Visio

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


    Internet access (for online registration and updates)

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