Function Comparison of Process Simulator Editions
Process Simulator is available in two editions.
Professional Edition and Material Handling Edition
Process Simulator Professional allows you to build rich models. With the help of the Output Viewer, Microsoft Excel or Minitab you can easily analyze the simulation results. Based on the power user functions complex models can be created generically and maintainability of the model logic can be increased. This helps to increase your productivity.
With Process Simulator Professional your company has an effective simulation tool at its disposal. It accelerates and improves the results of your continuous improvement programs as well as your Lean-Six-Sigma initiatives.
With the Process Simulator Professional Material Handling Edition you can now model the material flow in detail in your Process Simulator models. Along with the drawing environment being scaled, you now will have access to Stations, Conveyors and Path Networks.
These well-thought-out functions for your success can be found in the following tables.
Convert existing diagrams and build new simulation models within the familiar and easy-to-use Visio application.
Parameterize predefined model elements to graphically design your simulation models - without programming. If required, a powerful script language is available to implement user-specific logic.
Use any notation to model your processes. Process Simulator provides its own shape library for modeling value streams.
Harnesses the predictive power of the ProModel simulation engine to run scenarios and produce results for what-if analyses.
Allows comparison and analysis of simulation results of different scenarios from the same model or from different models in the Output Viewer - a graphical results editor.
Separate model and data. Use Microsoft Excel to validate your models (Build Time) and as a database to import simulation data and write results (Run Time).
Differentiation of process rules for different products: processing times, resource allocations, routings and user-defined behavior.
Modelling of static resources - employees and means of transport represent restrictions in the process flow.
Use driverless transport systems as well as material flow and logistics systems in your simulation models.
Definition of the running or travel paths including speed and acceleration as well as user-defined behavior.
Differentiation of belt and roller conveyors with definition of length, speed and user-defined behavior of the belt segments. At stations the material flow branches out or is merged.
Models created in Process Simulator can be opened and expanded in ProModel or MedModel.
The Visio diagrams are graphically animated during the simulation and display the progress and current state of the simulated flows over time.
Convert existing Microsoft Visio diagrams to simulation models.
Defining custom distribution features.
Enables creation of the model logic of activities, resources and routings through guided dialogues.
Model Pull- or Kanban-systems with the help of supermarkets.
Use hierarchical models.
Define group work models.
Create custom reports in Microsoft Excel.
Use Minitab for Six Sigma analysis of your results.
Use Microsoft Excel to customize your simulation models.
Use subroutines for commonly used model code in the model.
Visualize the simulation results directly in the shapes of your modeled processes within the Visio drawing.
Read in your arrivals from Microsoft Excel.
Large amounts of data can be used in an Excel spreadsheet-like structure (matrix) in your models.
Allows to accept the values from an Excel spreadsheet at the start of a simulation and to write at the end of a simulation.
Use advanced statements and functions in the logic wizard in model logic.
A subroutine can be started with transfer parameters and returns a calculated return value.
Use a subroutine with a return value in a property field instead of a numeric value.
In another window, the logic code can be written without the use of the logic wizard.
Start writing your model code and Intellisense completes it automatically.
Clear selection from the options of your command words.
Use Flexible Routing to identify alternative targets in the model and not to have to draw them graphically.