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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.




       

       

    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.

      Learn more

    Process Simulator - Material Handling Edition

     

    Introducing Process Simulator Material Handling Edition

     

    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 10.6.5.4301 — October 8, 2020

    Enhancements and Improvements

    • Licensing stability enhancements

    Material Handling:



    • Improved data collection for statistics

     


    Process Simulator 10.6.4.4297

    Enhancements and Improvements


    • Routing arrow stability enhancements.
    • Route stability with copy paste
    • Stability with output results related to Save As.
    • Improvements with PMOV stability.
    • Output Viewer enhancements to location state charts.
    • Updated Autodesk icon stability.
    • Upgrading models from Process Simulator 2016 to version 10 improvements.
    • Improvements with Import/Export.
    • Improvements with model validation.
    • Improvements to model compilation.
    • Resource Group improvements.
    • Stability with animation enabled/disabled.
    • Stability with variable graphics.
    • Debugger improvements allowing access to ribbon during debugging.

     

    Material Handling

    • Improvements to non-passing path network.
    • Localization improvements.
    • Conveyor width improvements.

     


    Process Simulator 10.6.1.4273


    Enhancements and Improvements

    • Resource downtimes now allow for users to choose the unit of a resource to apply to the downtime.
    • Path network Sheet and resource sheets in export issues resolved.
    • Validation switching from Pattern Schedule arrivals improvements.
    • Foreign language export of Scheduled Arrivals and simulation options do not export correctly resolved.
    • Resource Calendar and Resource Downtime simulation error message improvements.

     

    Material Handling:

    • Resource Downtime Node selection for Material Handling.
    • Station connection points improvements.
    • When creating a work unit and connect it to a station as a conveyor you get an Internal Error - Exception occurred resolved.

     


     

    Process Simulator 10.6.0.4260

    With this update from 10.5 to 10.6 your serial numbers and hardware keys will no longer work going forward; so just follow the procedure below to transition to the improved system.
     
    All customers that are current on Maintenance and Support contracts will simply install the software on their machine and create a user account which they will then log in with. Below is a outline of the new licensing process that will allow the following:
     

    • Log in to the software (requires being online).
    • Users must connect to the internet and open the application every 30 days to validate their license.
    • To move to a new machine the user will need to log out of the prior machine to free their license..
    • No license software or hardware is now required to reside or be maintained on a server.
    • Give ability to check out a license and go offline.

    If you have a hardware key, please contact your sales rep to set up a process to return the hardware and set up the new license.

      How to License Process Simulator

      1. After installing the new update, start the application.
      2. A login prompt should appear. Choose Sign Up to create your new ProModel account (Use your company email that ProModel Support used to add you to our new licensing system. It should be the email used to send you this message) You can also choose to authenticate with an Autodesk User Account for convenience.


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      1. Create a password for your new ProModel account
      2. Click Sign Up and then the following message should appear:

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      1. Go to your email program to get the Verify Email sent to you

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      1. Click on the Verify My Email button in the email and it should open a web page with the following verification message:

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      1. Now return to the ProModel application and click the Login License button in the ribbon:

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      1. This will open the login screen again. Enter your email address, newly created password and then click the Log In button.


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      1. Good Job -  You have created a ProModel account. Next you will connect this account with the new ProModel licensing system. So you will get the following prompt:

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      1. Click the Request Code button and you should receive this message:

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      1. Click OK and then go to your email and get the Auth Code that was sent to you.
      2. Copy the Auth Code and then enter it into the following dialog:

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      1. Click Send Code and you should now be successfully signed into the application!

     

    Enhancements and Improvements

    • Shift Carryover improvements
    • Array export sheet naming issues
    • Regular bug fixes

     

    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 10.6.0.4260 — (April 2020)


    New Edition (Purchased upgrade required)

    Material Handling Edition
    In this upgrade to the Material Handling, you can now model material flow in your Process Simulator model.



    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 inset 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.

     


     

    Process Simulator 10.5.0.4231 

    We are excited to announce the release first update to Process Simulator this year: Update 10.5.0.4231

    What’s New?

    Features

    System Functions

    • ScenarioName() - Returns current scenario name when the function is invoked in logic; providing ability for more custom reporting.
    • SysClock() - Returns the System Date and Time when the function is invoked in logic

    Enhancements and Improvements


    • Regular maintenance and improvements




    Process Simulator 2019 SP5 

    We are excited to announce the release of our 5th Service Pack to our new, redesigned Process Simulator 2019.

    What’s New?

    Features

    System Function

    • TimeEntered() - Returns the entity's entry time into the simulation in the units specified.

    Enhancements and Improvements

    Noteworthy fixes and improvements:

    • Issues with activated subroutines containing Order statements resolved.
    • Regular maintenance and improvements





    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.

     

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    System Requirements

     

    COMPONENT

    REQUIREMENT

    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)

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